January 29th, 2017

Miles Bridges had 15 points and 13 rebounds, helping Michigan State beat Michigan 70-62 Sunday. The Spartans (13-9, 5-4 Big Ten) won their fifth straight game in the series and ended a three-game losing streak this season.

Source: Michigan State Official Athletic Site

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Michigan State takes down Michigan behind Miles Bridges, Cassius Winston MLive
The 178th all-time meeting between Michigan and Michigan State was far from the prettiest. The Spartans don’t care about that. They’ll take it. Behind 15 points from Miles Bridges, including two clutch baskets in the final three minutes, Michigan State pulled out a 70-62 win over the rival Wolverines on Sunday. The win, crucial to MSU’s postseason chances, improved Tom Izzo’s team to 13-9 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten.

MSU ‘D’ hangs tough for triumph over rival Michigan Detroit News
Michigan came into the Breslin Center on Sunday on a bit of a roll. Michigan State came in desperate for a win. That desperation proved to be the difference as Michigan State beat Michigan, 70-62, to end a three-game skid and win for the fifth straight time over the Wolverines.

Michigan State snaps 3-game losing streak, beats Michigan 70-62 Land of 10
The freshmen trio of Miles Bridges, Nick Ward and Cassius Winston combined for 44 points and Michigan State used a big second-half surge to knock off rival Michigan, 70-62, Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center.

Michigan State snaps losing skid, beats rival Michigan 70-62 Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State beat its in-state rival for the fifth straight time but even more importantly ended a three-game losing skid with a 70-62 win over Michigan on Sunday at Breslin Center. The Spartans led by as many as 12 points in the second half and fended off the Wolverines in the final minutes to pick up the win.

Freshmen guide Michigan State to crucial 70-62 win over Michigan Detroit Free Press
Miles Bridges got the help he wanted. Michigan State got a win it needed. The Spartans used a 12-2 run midway through the second half to pull away to a 70-62 victory over Michigan today at Breslin Center, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Michigan State Spartans Get a Much Needed Win Over Arch-Rival Michigan 70-62 Spartan Nation
The Michigan State Spartans came into this heated rivalry game riding a three-game losing streak and losers of four of the last five. They snapped it with a gutsy and often chippy 70-62 win over the Wolverines.

Three Takeaways: Spartans Snap Three-Game Skid, Outlast Michigan 70-62 The Only Colors
Slump busted. Sunday saved. Michigan sad. After some tough losses, and the emergence of legit bubble talk, Michigan State is back in the win column after knocking off Michigan.

Winston, Bridges push MSU past U-M to snap losing streak State News
Technical fouls, blood drawn and words exchanged, all important ingredients for a rivalry game. Led by the freshman class, MSU men’s basketball (13-9, 5-4 Big Ten) shook off the three game losing streak to eek past the Michigan Wolverines (14-8, 4-5 Big Ten), 70-62.

Spartans use team effort to fend off rival Wolverines isportsweb
Michigan State extended it’s win streak to five over Michigan, defeating the Wolverines by a final score of 70-62 on Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center. “It was a full team effort. Everyone stepped up and that’s what we needed to win,” Miles Bridges said.

Michigan State uses defense and balance in win over up-and-down Michigan MLive
Michigan State topped Michigan, 70-62, in Sunday rivalry showdown. Some immediate observations from Breslin Center

What he said: Tom Izzo after Michigan State ends 3-game skid with 70-62 win against Michigan Land of 10
Michigan State was in need of a victory in bad way Sunday, and that’s exactly what Tom Izzo’s Spartans got as they beat Michigan 70-62 at the Breslin Center.

Freshmen, Matt McQuaid, help MSU inch toward full potential vs. U-M Detroit Free Press
They were relieved when it was over, because they knew what had been at stake. Oh, the Michigan State Spartans didn’t want to publicly pin its postseason hopes on beating rival Michigan this afternoon at the Breslin Center. But they understood what a loss to the Wolverines would’ve meant.

Grinz On Green: Team Effort Leads To Victory MSUSpartans.com
And they say committees never accomplish anything. Michigan State and Michigan had sparred for nearly 24 minutes Sunday afternoon at the Breslin Center with neither archrival making a bold move to assert itself. By the time the lead had changed hands for the ninth time, with U-M going ahead 38-36, the game was begging for someone to take control of the situation.

Freshmen bypass jitters to lead MSU to rivalry win Impact Sports
Michigan State and the University of Michigan gave you everything you could want in a rivalry game: 12 lead changes, trash talking among players, multiple technical fouls, a few minor scraps and other than a few garbage points at the end, a close finish. MSU took the first game of 2017, beating the Wolverines 70-62.

MSU notes: Healthier Bridges flashes versatility, passing against U-M Detroit Free Press
Everyone wondered how Miles Bridges would be used when he got healthy and fully reintegrated into Michigan State’s offense. The final stretch of the Spartans’ 70-62 win over Michigan today offered a good glimpse into how Tom Izzo plans to maximize his star’s versatile talents.

Couch: McQuaid finally shoots, so MSU beats Michigan Lansing State Journal
Believe it or not, Matt McQuaid is known sometimes by his Michigan State teammates as “Big Shot ’Quaido.” He didn’t earn the nickname anytime recently. They’ve been begging him to shoot. Sunday, when MSU absolutely needed it, he finally did. Even if he should have taken a few more.

McQuaid finally busts out of his shooting slump Detroit News
Michigan State needed a win on Sunday, but it got something else in the process that might be just as important. The Spartans ended a three-game skid by beating rival Michigan, 70-62, at the Breslin Center and that was certainly important for a team that had lost four of five and has been starting to feel the pressure with the second half of the Big Ten season all that is left.