How Michigan State vs. Baylor Watch: TV Channel, Tipoff Time, Live Stream

The last time Baylor entered a tournament, it won it all. The defending champions of the 2021 NCAA Tournament now face Michigan State for another championship: the 2021 Battle 4 Atlantis.

GAME INFORMATION

Who: Michigan State (5-1) vs. No. 6 Baylor (6-0)

When: 11 a.m.

Where: Imperial Arena, Nassau, Bahamas

HOW TO WATCH?

TV network: ESPN

Stream only options

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Major cable providers

Comcast: Channel 32/202(HD) | Stream

Spectrum: Channel 34/773(HD) | Stream

Dish: Channel 140 | Stream

DIRECTV: Channel 209 | Stream

* Channel numbers listed are for Michigan subscribers and may vary by geographic area. Check local listings.

HOW TO LISTEN

Radio Network: Spartan Media Network

Affiliates: WJR-AM 760 Detroit; WJIM-AM 1240/WMMQ-FM 94.9 Lansing; 22 other Michigan-based affiliates listed on MSUSpartans.com

Live streaming: MSUSpartans.com | iPhone app | android app

Satellite: SiriusXM Ch. 381

GAME NOTES

• Baylor won the 2021 NCAA Tournament, the first national championship in school history. It brings an 11-game win streak into Friday’s game, the longest active streak in the country.

• The Bears returned only one starter from their national championship team in downtown Flo Thamba. It also returned six of that team’s reserves, including top scorer LJ Cryer (15.8 points per game).

• Michigan State has only played Baylor once before: in the 2016 Battle 4 Atlantis, when the Bears won 73-58 en route to the tournament championship.

• Michigan State is playing for its third regular season tournament championship in the past five years. The Spartans won the 2017 PK80 Invitational and the 2018 Las Vegas Invitational (Michigan State did not play in a regular season tournament in 2020 due to COVID-19.)

• The Spartans are second in the country in defensive efficiency, with 86.6 points per 100 possessions, according to Kenpom.com. Since Michigan State’s victory over Kansas, no team has scored more than 61 points against them or shot better than 37 percent from the floor.

LINKS FOR THE GAME

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