Michigan State basketball has lost four of five, after a gut-wrenching home loss to Maryland on Saturday night. The Spartans visit Nebraska on Thursday in their lone game this week.
Michigan basketball has won three straight, dominating Indiana on Sunday. The Wolverines have two crucial road games this week, visiting Rutgers on Wednesday and Purdue on Saturday.
The Spartans (17-9, 9-6 Big Ten) are tied for third in the conference, 2½ games behind first-place Maryland (21-4, 11-3). The Wolverines (16-9, 7-7) are tied for eighth. — Free Press sports writer Marlowe Alter
Now to the bracketology from USA TODAY Sports:
? No. 1 seeds: Baylor, Kansas, Gonzaga, San Diego State.
? Last four in: Florida, North Carolina State, Purdue, Indiana
? First Four out: Richmond, Utah State, Arkansas, Providence