How to watch Michigan State basketball vs. Kansas: TV channel, stream, radio

Michigan State basketball officially begins the 2021-22 season Tuesday night in a rare position, being unranked in the preseason AP Top 25, but a familiar place, opening in Madison Square Garden at the Champions Classic. This year it’s No. 3 Kansas paired up with Tom Izzo’s Spartans in the Big Apple.

MSU is coming off of a 15-13 campaign that ended with a loss to UCLA in the NCAA Tournament First Four a year ago, while Kansas went 21-9 and lost in the second round of the big dance. Both rosters have transformed considerably since the end of last season.

Below are details on how to watch, stream and listen to MSU vs. Kansas, as well as links to relevant stories from the week:

MICHIGAN STATE vs. KANSAS (Madison Square Garden)

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

TV: ESPN (Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas, Holly Rowe)


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


LAST MEETING: Nov. 6, 2018. Kansas won 92-87.


LINE: Kansas -4

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MSU comes into this season with a revamped roster after four players from last year’s team left via the transfer portal, Aaron Henry turned pro and Joshua Langford retired from competitive basketball. The Spartans added junior point guard Tyson Walker, a transfer from Northeastern, as well as a three-man class made up of shooting guard Max Christie, combo guard Jaden Akins and wing Pierre Brooks II.

That new-look group has a pair of exhibition wins over Ferris State and Grand Valley State under its belt, but it gets real Tuesday night in New York.

“Wow. It’s hard to believe that after all last year and this year that it’s finally game time,” Izzo said Monday. “Exciting time for us. The two exhibition games, I think, went pretty well. It’s hard to measure the competition; that’s always a problem. I think, in general, we got to run against two teams that did different things – some played zone, some played man, some pressured us, some didn’t. But it’s always exciting to start the season. When you start like we do with this Champions Classic, it’s a privilege, honor, exciting, this year even more so with Mike (Krzyzewski) being his final year.”

When the Spartans return from New York, they’ll start looking toward Friday’s home game against Western Michigan.

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