Ranked teams meet as No. 16 Michigan State hosts No. 22 Penn State
No. 22 Penn State (16-5, 6-4) vs. No. 16 Michigan State (16-6, 8-3)
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan; Tuesday, 8 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two ranked teams meet as No. 22 Penn State visits No. 16 Michigan State in a Big Ten showdown. Penn State has three wins and one loss against ranked opponents this season, while Michigan State has won two of its three games against ranked teams.
BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: Michigan State’s Xavier Tillman has averaged 13.5 points, 10.1 rebounds and two blocks while Cassius Winston has put up 17.4 points and 5.5 assists. For the Nittany Lions, Lamar Stevens has averaged 16.5 points and seven rebounds while Myreon Jones has put up 13.8 points.
FACILITATING THE OFFENSE: Winston has accounted for 44 percent of all Michigan State field goals over the last three games. Winston has 22 field goals and 12 assists in those games.
WINLESS WHEN: Michigan State is 0-5 this year when it scores 66 points or fewer and 16-1 when it scores at least 67.
STREAK SCORING: Michigan State has won its last eight home games, scoring an average of 82 points while giving up 57.9.
STOUT STATE: Michigan State has held opposing teams to 37.4 percent shooting from the field this year, the lowest percentage among all Division I teams.