By DAVID FERNANDEZ-SANTOS, Associated Press Horizon League: Colorado State (2-0, 0-0) vs. Michigan (2.5-1, 0.5, 6th seed) at 9 p.m.
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The Spartans are coming off a win at North Carolina, which dropped their fifth straight game and fifth straight home game to the Tar Heels, 3-1.
Michigan is coming off back-to-back wins at Syracuse and Louisville, which were its first losses of the season.
It’s the Spartans’ first win since a loss to Cincinnati on Oct. 17, and the Wolverines’ first road win since they defeated Michigan State in the Big Ten Championship Game.
The Spartans are 4-1 in conference play.
Michigan (3-1) is looking to start a three-game homestand against a ranked team.
The Wolverines will visit No. 13 Michigan State on Saturday in its second game of the weekend.
The first half of the game is a toss-up between Michigan and Colorado State, which will try to match up against a team that’s been outscored by 16 points over the past two games.
Michigan will get a boost from a dominant performance by freshman forward DeAndre Carter, who scored 17 points, including four 3-pointers, in its win over Colorado.
Carter had five rebounds and six assists against the Wildcats, who fell to 2-4 since losing their opener to Kansas on Saturday.
Michigan leads the all-time series 1-0.
The first meeting was played Dec. 14, 2012.
The last was Dec. 15, 2012, in Denver.
The game will air on Fox Sports, Fox Deportes and ESPN.
The Horizon League is a regional conference that features teams from the five states with the largest population of non-college students.
The league is played at the NCAA Division III level.