The Kohl Center in Madison is yet another hostile environment much like the crowd that the Spartans saw at Assembly Hall in Champaign.
It will be no easy task for Tom Izzo's Spartans to come in and bounce back from a tough loss just a few days ago, especially at the Kohl Center where the Badgers are 66-3 in coach Bo Ryan's five seasons including only one loss in Big Ten play at home to Illinois last season.
Wisconsin leads the all-time series in Madison 38-22 and has won three straight meetings there against MSU. Michigan State leads the all-time series 64-53 but the Badgers have won six of the last seven meetings between the two.
Much like the Illinois defense, Wisconsin only allows their opponents 57.1 points per game at home.
The Badgers beat Iowa 66-52 to open up Big Ten play on Thursday.
The Spartans have a tough schedule ahead of them as after Sundays' game, they face yet another ranked opponent, #16 Indiana on Wednesday at home before facing still undefeated and a very impressive #18 Ohio State Buckeye team in Columbus next Sunday.
After going to the Final Four last season and losing to North Carolina in the National Semifinal game, the Spartans are facing a schedule that will test them continuously this season.
The Big Ten conference is as strong as any conference this year, at one point having six teams in the top 25. It will be a dogfight all the way through the Big Ten Conference Tournament in early March and the Spartans need to win some tough games to prove that they still can win the Big Ten as predicted in the preseason.