UCLA vs. Utah basketball preview and more

UCLA welcomes in Utah and this time they look to get revenge and defeat the Utes after Utah earlier in the year defeated the Bruins by 46 points.
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Feb 10, 2024; East Lansing, Michigan, USA;  Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo celebrates
Feb 10, 2024; East Lansing, Michigan, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo celebrates / Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a look at the match up between Michigan State and Michigan.

Crisler Center. FOX. MSU vs U of M. 8-17. 485. 16-9. 486. Saturday, Feb 17. 8 PM ET

Team Profiles heading into this game

Michigan State Spartans

Overall Record: 16-9 and Conference Record: 8-6

Best Wins: Butler (74-54), Baylor (88-64), Indiana State (87-75), Penn State (92-61), Oakland (79-62), Michigan (81-62), at Maryland (61-59), Rutgers (73-55), Minnesota (76-66), Maryland (63-54), at Penn State (80-72), and Illinois (88-80).

Notable Defeats: James Madison (76-79) in OT, Duke in the Champions Classic (65-74), Arizona in the Acrisure Classic (68-74), at Nebraska (70-77), at Illinois (68-71), at Wisconsin (66-81), at Northwestern (74-88), at Minnesota (56-59), and Wisconsin (57-70).

KenPom Ranking: 16

College Basketball Power Index Ranking: 17

NET Ranking: 21

Quadrant 1 Wins: Four

Quadrant 2 Victories: Three

Quadrant 3 Wins: Five

Michigan Wolverines

Overall Record: 8-17 and Conference Record: 3-11


Best Wins: Youngstown State (92-62), @ St. John's (89-73), Stanford in the Battle 4 Atlantis (83-78), @ Iowa (90-80), Ohio State (73-65), and Wisconsin (72-68).

Notable Defeats: Long Beach State (86-94), Memphis in the Battle 4 Atlantis (67-71), Texas Tech in the Battle 4 Atlantis (57-73), @ Oregon (83-86), Florida in the Jumpman Invitational (101-106) in OT, at Michigan State (62-81), Iowa (78-88), at Maryland (57-64), @ Purdue (67-99), at Penn State (73-79), Indiana (75-78), at Nebraska (59-79), McNeese State (76-87), Minnesota (71-73), Illinois (73-88), Rutgers (59-69), and @ Illinois (68-97).

KenPom Ranking: 104

College Basketball Power Index Ranking: 113

NET Ranking: 114

Quadrant 1 Wins: Three

Quadrant 2 Victories: One

Quadrant 3 Wins: Three

In-State Rivalry History and Game Prediction

The last ten games of this rivalry between these two schools: The Spartans have each won six out of the last ten games against the Wolverines.

Current Win Streak between these two teams: State has won the last game between these two schools, having a one-game winning streak in this rivalry.

The last meeting between both schools: The Spartans defeated the Wolverines on their home court by a final score of 81-62.

Prediction: Michigan State 78, Michigan 71

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