How to Watch Michigan State Basketball vs. Alabama: TV Channels, Stream, Radio

Basketball fans from Michigan State must fight the post-Thanksgiving fatigue to stay up and see their Spartans in Portland, Oregon. No. 12 MSU will take on No. 18 Alabama in the opening round of the Phil Knight Invitational tournament Thursday night.

The Spartans appeared in the first edition of the tournament in 2017, which was named PK80 to commemorate Nike founder Phil Knight’s 80th birthday. They found themselves in the AP Top 25 rankings this week after back-to-back wins over Kentucky and Villanova. Alabama goes into the game 4-0 with victories over Longwood, Liberty, South Alabama and Jacksonville State.

Below are details on how to watch, stream, and listen to MSU vs. Alabama, along with links to relevant stories from the week:

No. 12 MICHIGAN STATE (3-1) vs. No. 18 ALABAMA (4-0)

IF: Thursday, November 25 at 10:30 p.m. Eastern

TV: ESPN (Roxy Bernstein, Bill Walton, Myron Medcalf)


RADIO: Spartan Media Network (94.9 FM/1240 AM in Lansing; 760 AM in Detroit). click here for a full list of partners


LAST MEETING: dec. January 1998 in Pearl Harbor Classic. MSU won 75-58.


LINE: Alabama-4

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Thursday’s winner meets Oregon’s winner against Connecticut in the second round.

“It’s going to be our fourth game against BCS schools and our fourth very different preseason game,” said MSU head coach Tom Izzo. “This team shot 46 3s in the last game, which is worth almost half a season for some teams. They’re dangerous. They’re big. I wouldn’t say they’re as strong as Gonzaga or Villanova, but they’re very long .” … I mean it’s 6-11, 6-10, 6-10. The (Brandon) Miller kid is everyone’s pick of twos or threes in the draft – long, athletic, can shoot threes. Some people compare him to a Kevin Durant It’s a Talented Team Miller averages a double-double at 18 and 10. The (Mark) Sears Kid they brought in from Ohio U played very well, but the (Jahvon ) Quinerly-Kid, who came on two years ago, I think it was from Villanova, had been injured. He could be the consummate point guard. They also had two other newbies in (Rylan) Griffen and (Jaden) Bradley who are very, very good shooters.

“So they’re shooting a lot of 3s. They’re long and athletic. They play really well defensively. Nate (Oates) has been training at camp for 10 years so he knows a lot about our program and I’ve been following his. So I think it’s going to , like I said the fourth different prep will be if you see a Gonzaga then a Kentucky then Villanova this team is far different than all these teams and yet they will give us another good indication of where we are and We need to get better at that. I’m looking forward to it.”

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