After their biggest win of the season against #1 Wisconsin in their last outing, MSU hopes to keep their game at a high level, especially in front of their home crowd for one last time this season.
The Spartans (20-8, 7-6) are 17-1 at home and have benefited from intense crowds and noise levels, especially during their current four-game home stand which comes to a close against the Hoosiers (18-8, 8-5).
Having won 12 consecutive games at home against the Hoosiers, the Spartans will have all the stats in their favor, especially since the home team has won the last five contests between the two teams.
Drew Neitzel's 28 points on Tuesday led the MSU past the Badgers in an intense thrilling game for everyone in the arena.
Indiana beat the Spartans 73-51 earlier this season in Bloomington as D.J. White was a dominating force inside, leading all scorers with 21 points. It was one of the few times this season that the Spartans were out rebounded in a game.
White leads the Hoosiers in scoring, averaging 14 points per game and 6.9 rebounds. Roderick Wilmont adds 12.3 points and 5.6 rebounds per game while being the major threat from three-point; making 57 three's this season.
New Indiana coach Kelvin Sampson has a record of 4-3 against MSU going back to his days coaching the Oklahoma Sooners.
The game is crucial for both clubs as both battle for third place in the Big Ten standings. If the Spartans win, both teams will have 8-6 conference records and be among several other teams with six losses in conference play.