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3. Michigan State (23-6, 14-4)

March 5, 2019 GMT

No one is going to feel sorry for Tom Izzo any time soon, but man have the Spartans been hammered by injuries. Three major pieces — Nick Ward, Kyle Ahrens and Matt McQuaid — are battling various ailments , and it looks like neither Ward nor Ahrens will be available against Nebraska. That may not matter against the Huskers, but it will from the day after that game on out.

Up next: vs. Nebraska Tuesday; vs. Michigan Saturday