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Tom Izzo put it best. “It doesn’t get any better or bigger than this,” the Michigan State men’s basketball coach said. When Izzo’s No. 4 Spartans host the No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers – led by former assistant and good friend, Tom Crean – it will mark the first time two top-five teams have met at the Breslin Center. It’s the third matchup of top-four teams in college basketball this season, and the second for Indiana, which beat then top-ranked Michigan. It’s just the fourth with a pair of Big Ten teams since 1997, according to STATS LLC. Also, former Michigan State great Magic Johnson is scheduled to work the game as an analyst ( 4 p.m., ESPN). – AP

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