The NBA’s second half begins today, but the biggest hardcourt matchup will be in the college ranks.

Top-ranked Indiana travels to East Lansing to battle fourth-ranked Michigan State in a mammoth Big 10 -- and top five -- showdown. The Hoosiers took down the Spartans, 75-70, at the end of January for MSU’s only loss in 2013. Both teams come in 11-2 in league play, tied for the top spot, but an Indiana win will give Tom Crean’s team a full-game lead and ownership of a tie-breaker over Tom Izzo's crew, while a Spartans victory puts them in control of their destiny, as both units are eyeing a deep March run in the tournament.

Here's a complete at today's sports schedule. All times Eastern:


Toronto at Washington 7 p.m.

Charlotte at Orlando 7 p.m.

Milwaukee at Brooklyn 7:30 p.m.

Memphis at Detroit 7:30 p.m.

Chicago at New Orleans 8 p.m.

Boston at Denver 9 p.m.

Golden State at Utah 9 p.m.

San Antonio at Sacramento 10 p.m.

Phoenix at Portland 10 p.m.

NCAA Men’s Basketball Top 25

(1) Indiana at (4) Michigan State 7 p.m. (ESPN)

Virginia at (2) Miami (FL) 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

(5) Florida at Missouri 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Duquesne at (15) Butler 7 p.m.

(17) Marquette at Seton Hall 7 p.m.

(24) Virginia Commonwealth at Saint Louis 9 p.m. (CBS Sports Network)


Winnipeg at Buffalo 7 p.m.

Montreal at New York Rangers 7 p.m.

New York Islanders at Ottawa 7:30 p.m.

Toronto at Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.

San Jose at St. Louis 8 p.m.

Detroit at Nashville 8 p.m.

Vancouver at Chicago 8:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Edmonton 10 p.m.