How to watch Michigan State vs. Alabama basketball: TV channel, streaming, radio

TO UPDATE: Michigan State’s game against Alabama has been delayed until 10:40 pm It will start on ESPNEWS before switching to ESPN at the end of the Mississippi-Mississippi State game.

Michigan State basketball fans will have to fight their post-Thanksgiving fatigue to stay awake to watch their Spartans in Portland, Oregon. No. 12 MSU will take on No. 18 Alabama on Thursday night in the first round of the Phil Knight Invitational tournament.

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

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

#12 MICHIGAN STATE (3-1) vs. #18 ALABAMA (4-0)

WHEN: Thursday, November 25, 10:30 pm ET

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

STREAM: ESPN app | ESPN.com/watch

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

ALL-TIME SERIES RECORD: 1-1

LAST MEETING: Dec. 23, 1998, at the Pearl Harbor Classic. MSU won 75-58.

CURRENT STREAK: MSU +1

LINE: al-4

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Thursday’s winner will advance to face the winner of Oregon versus Connecticut in the second round.

“It will be our fourth game against the BCS schools and the fourth completely different preparation,” MSU head coach Tom Izzo said. “This team shot 46 3-pointers in the last game they played, which is almost half a season for some teams. They’re dangerous. They’re big. I wouldn’t say as strong as maybe Gonzaga or Villanova, but they’re very long. I mean they’ve got 6-11, 6-10, 6-10. The kid (Brandon) Miller is the second or third overall pick in the draft: long, athletic, can shoot 3-pointers. Some people compare him to Kevin Durant. It’s a talented team Miller is averaging a double-double at 18 and 10. The (Mark) Sears Kid that they got from Ohio U has been playing very well, but the (Jahvon) Quinerly kid that transferred two years ago, I think he was from Villanova, had Hurt. Could be the consummate point guard. They also had two other rookies in (Rylan) Griffen and (Jaden) Bradley who are very, very good shooters.

“So they shoot a lot of 3s. They’re long and athletic. They play very good defense. Nate (Oates) worked in camp for 10 years, so he knows a lot about our program and I’ve followed his. So I think it will be , like I said, the fourth different setup when you see a Gonzaga then you see a Kentucky and then you see Villanova this team is different from all of those teams by far and yet they will give another good indication of where we are at where we need to improve I’m looking forward to it.”

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