The No. 2 Michigan Wolverines (18-2, 13-2 in the Big Ten) will host the Michigan State Spartans (14-10, 8-10) at the Crisler Center in the first of two games these two teams will play against each other this week.
The game on Thursday (7 p.m. ET) will be on ESPN, and the game on Sunday (4:30 p.m. ET) will be on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of both games online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of ESPN, CBS (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch both Michigan vs MSU games live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN and CBS (live in most markets) are included in every package, but it’s worth noting NBA League Pass is available in the “Choice” and up bundles, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want for your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but when you sign up and select whatever bundle and extras you want, you’ll see that–if you’re a new customer–the “due today” amount is $0. You won’t be charged for 14 days, and you can cancel at any time:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch both Michigan vs MSU games live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
You can watch a live stream of ESPN, CBS (live in most markets) and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch both Michigan vs MSU games live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Michigan vs Michigan State Preview
The Wolverines had won seven in a row, and they knocked off two top five teams in their last four games, besting Iowa and Ohio State before getting dominated 76-53 at home by the No. 4 Fighting Illini Tuesday night.
Guard Eli Brooks led the way for the Wolverines with 11 points, and he was the only player scoring in double figures on a down night for a Michigan team that dished out only four assists in the loss. Wolverines head coach Juwan Howard said after the game that his team was going to study the loss extensively, hinting there was much to learn from.
“This is a game truly you can learn from. We will learn from a loss like this and type of performance we gave tonight was not acceptable at all,” Howard said. “We’re gonna come in tomorrow, watch film and see what kind of areas we can improve on. I call it a horror film because there were many possessions where we didn’t do our job and we didn’t compete at the leaves of what we’re capable of.”
Despite playing against a vulnerable Michigan team coming off a big loss, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo said he isn’t about to overlook Howard’s team in any way. “I know I heard Michigan lost but they’re still the best team in this league, everybody knows it, and we’ve got our work cut out,” Izzo said heading into the matchup.
Michigan State is coming off a 64-58 win over Indiana on Tuesday. Forward Aaron Henry had a game-high 22 points for the Spartans, while Josh Langford added 13 and Gabe Brown chipped in 10. Still, Izzo wasn’t please with the team’s ball movement.
“I didn’t think we moved the ball. And I didn’t think we moved bodies (defensively),” Izzo told the Detroit Free Press. “To me, that was the worst first 6 minutes that we played all year. In a couple of years. I mean, I just thought we were standing around. … I don’t know if that was fatigue, you’d have to ask those guys. I even hate using the word,” Izzo added. “But I can’t think of any time in my career where I played this many games — and this many big games, and this many (styles) of games — in such a short period of time.”