The Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines will play for the Big Ten Tournament championship at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, on Saturday.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of CBS on your computer, phone, or streaming service via one of the following live-TV streaming services:
Amazon Prime: If you have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all CBS content (both live and on-demand) via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
FuboTV: CBS (available live in select markets) is one of 85-plus channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can sign up for a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
You can start a free five-day trial of PS Vue right here (select “Start Streaming” in the upper-right corner), and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
Hulu With Live TV: In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including CBS (live in select markets).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
Michigan vs MSU Preview
The Spartans shared the conference regular season title with the Purdue Boilermakers, with each squad going 16-4 in Big Ten play. MSU bested Michigan in each team’s last regular season contest to block the Wolverines from a share of the title.
Having split their regular season series with Purdue, Michigan State earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament by virtue of sweeping the third-place Wolverines in two meetings.
The Spartans snuck past the Ohio State Buckeyes in the quarterfinals, then topped the Wisconsin Badgers 67-55 behind a 21-point, six-assist effort from conference player of the year Cassius Winston. Senior forward Kenny Goins scored 13 points and grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, adding four assists, and a pair of blocks.
“It’s kind of been the same thing all year — the benefactor of having the player of the year on my team,” Goins said, according to The State News. “He put me in a good position with some open shots. It was my job to knock them down.”
Goins didn’t attempt a single 3-pointer in his first two seasons at MSU. Last year he went just 4-of-15 (26.7 percent) from distance. This year, he’s attempting 3.9 treys per game, and connecting on 39.1 percent of them. He went 4-of-7 from deep on Saturday.
“Kenny has probably been the guy that’s changed our team throughout the last two and a half months,” MSU head coach Tom Izzo said, per The State News. “He is one of our best defenders. He is our best rebounder. He is maybe our best-conditioned guy and he has really figured out how to shoot the ball and does it with a high percentage.”
Izzo added: “Kenny deserves a lot more than I’ve probably given him, but I think Kenny is putting himself in a position where there’s going to be some basketball for him after college.”
The Wolverines reached the tournament finals by blowing out the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
In the semifinals, Michigan held Minnesota to 22-of-54 (40.7 percent) shooting overall and 2-of-12 (16.7 percent) from deep. The Wolverines went 32-of-62 (51.6 percent) from the floor and 10-of-26 (38.5 percent) from distance.
Michigan holds opponents to 58.4 points per game, the second-lowest mark among 353 Division I teams.
“Our defense turns into our offense,” freshman forward Iggy Brazdeikis said, according to The Michigan Daily. “That’s the main thing for us. When we’re stopping guys and we’re pushing the ball in transition, we’re all moving the ball. That’s what gets us going.”