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Recap of Michigan and Michigan State's seasons leading up to Big Ten title matchup

Teams meet up for share of Big Ten regular season title

Cassius Winston tries to split the defense of Zavier Simpson and Jordan Poole at the Crisler Center on Feb. 24, 2019, in Ann Arbor. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Cassius Winston tries to split the defense of Zavier Simpson and Jordan Poole at the Crisler Center on Feb. 24, 2019, in Ann Arbor. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)


Following Michigan State's win over Nebraska and Purdue's loss to Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State both have the top record in the Big Ten.

The in-state rivals will play for a share of  the Big Ten regular season title and for the number one seed in the Big Ten Tournament in Chicago.

Both teams sport a 15-4 conference record but Michigan holds the better overall record at 26-4 with Michigan State right behind them with a 24-6 record.

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Here's a look at Wolverine's schedule coming into Saturday's matchup:

  • vs. Norfolk State W 63-44
  • vs. Holy Cross W 56-37
  • @ Villanova W 73-46
  • vs. George Washington W 84-61
  • vs. Providence W 66-47
  • vs. Chattanooga W 83-55
  • vs. North Carolina W 84-67
  • vs. Purdue W 76-57
  • @ Northwestern W 62-60
  • vs. South Carolina W 89-78
  • vs. Western Michigan W 70-62
  • vs. Air Force W 71-50
  • vs. Binghamton W 74-52
  • vs. Penn State W 68-55
  • vs. Indiana W 74-63
  • @ Illinois W 79-69
  • vs. Northwestern W 80-60
  • @ Wisconsin L 64-54
  • vs. Minnesota W 59-57
  • @ Indiana W 69-46
  • vs. Ohio State W 65-49
  • @ Iowa L 74-59
  • @ Rutgers W 77-65
  • vs. Wisconsin W 61-52
  • @ Penn state L 75-69
  • vs. Maryland W 65-52
  • @ Minnesota W 69-60
  • vs. Michigan State L 77-70
  • vs. Nebraska W 82-53
  • @ Maryland W 69-62

Here's a look at the Michigan State record coming into this matchup

  • vs. Kansas L 92-87
  • vs. Florida Gulf Coast W 106-82
  • vs. UL Monroe W 80-59
  • vs. Tennessee Tech W 101-33
  • vs. UCLA W 87-67
  • vs. Texas W 78-68
  • @ Louisville L 82-78
  • @ Rutgers W 78-67
  • vs. Iowa W 90-68
  • @ Florida W 63-95
  • vs. Green Bay W 104-83
  • vs. Oakland W 99-69
  • vs. Northern Illinois W 88-60
  • vs. Northwestern W 81-55
  • @ Ohio State W 86-77
  • vs. Purdue W 77-59
  • @ Penn State W 71-56
  • @ Nebraska W 70-64
  • vs. Maryland W 69-55
  • @ Iowa W 82-67
  • @ Purdue L 73-63
  • vs. Indiana L 79-75 OT
  • @ Illinois L 79-74
  • vs. Minnesota W 79-55
  • @ Wisconsin W 67-59
  • vs. Ohio State W 62-44
  • vs. Rutgers W 71-60
  • @ Michigan W 77-70
  • @ Indiana L 63-62
  • vs. Nebraska W 91-76

The game will take place Saturday, March 9 at 8:00 p.m.. at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. The game is available to view on ESPN.