There's 2014 NCAA basketball live streaming and televised on Tuesday night, as one of the top teams in the land looks to maintain their spot among the top three. However, when Michigan State takes the court at home, they'll need to be cautious with an Indiana Hoosiers squad more than capable of upsetting the "best of the best" in college hoops. The latest televised and live stream NCAA basketball game will be provided for fans courtesy of the ESPN networks.
An AP report via FOX Sports on Jan. 21 indicates that Adreian Payne will be sidelined once again due to injury. The 6-10 junior forward from Dayton, Ohio has missed the Spartans' last two games both of which have been wins for Michigan State (17-1, 6-0 Big Ten). Coach Tom Izzo has noted that he's a "question mark" as well for the game against #21 Michigan this coming Saturday. Izzo told the media regarding Payne:
"There's some of me that doesn't see him playing for two weeks. If it gets into that next week, I mean, a win against Georgetown is as important as a lot of wins, but it's not as important as a Big Ten win."
In addition to Payne's injury problems, Michigan State's leading scorer, Gary Harris, has been dealing with a sprained right ankle. Also, top reserve Travis Trice had to miss a game due to illness, while starting center Matt Costello sat out four games with mononucleosis, a common illness among college students. Despite all of the injury or illness issues, the team won its last game at Illinois by 16 points. They may have a tougher time tonight with Indiana (12-6, 2-3 Big Ten) who continues to search for wins as the season draws closer to March Madness.
The Hoosiers, currently fourth in the nation in rebounding with 43.2 per game, most recently lost at home 54-47 to Northwestern. Tre Dremps had 15 points while Drew Crawford added 17 for the Wildcats (9-10, 2-4 Big Ten). It was a rough game for Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell who had just 9 points on 2-of-13 shooting. The sophomore point guard has been the Big Ten's leading scorer so far with 17.9 points a game. The Hoosiers led in the second half 38-35 at one point after Mosque-Perea hit two free throws for them, but Demps quickly tied things with a three pointer, then scored again to put his team up two. Moments later, Demps broke a tie by hitting another three, and the Wildcats eventually prevailed.
Indiana currently ranks seventh in the Big Ten conference, while Michigan State leads the way at 6-0 overall. The Michigan Wolverines are right behind them at 5-0, making tonight a game the Spartans will want to win to keep the division lead. Odds makers have Michigan State as tonight's favorites by 12-1/2 points over the Hoosiers, with an over/under set at 144 points for the game.
Tuesday night's Indiana vs. Michigan State game has a scheduled start time of 7 p.m. EST. This game will be presented in standard definition and hi-definition for cable and satellite TV viewers on ESPN. In addition, fans with access to WatchESPN can watch this basketball game live streaming online. Check here for more info regarding availability by provider and region, as well as any device restrictions or regional blackouts.