The annual spring game will be played on April 16 in Spartan Stadium with more information to be released at a later date.
This four-game skid has the Spartans tumbling down the standings and they will have to turn things around quickly to regain momentum.
MSU will most likely use this extended break from play to prepare for their upcoming matchup against the Minnesota Gophers at home on Jan. 23.
Despite playing without their head coach on the sideline, MSU earned a major home victory.
Merchant will miss the next two games as a part of the COVID-19 health and safety protocol.
Michigan State will head back to East Lansing with hopes to not let the season free fall as they welcome the much improved Ohio State Buckeyes to town.
The State News' women's basketball reporter Sara Tidwell spoke with Kyle Leverone of The Daily Northwestern ahead of Sunday's NU and MSU game.
After their most dismal performance all season, the Spartans are tasked with a little soul-searching to get out of a rut.