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Michigan State surges past Minnesota for eighth straight win MLive.com
After the biggest win of the year came the predictable letdown for Michigan State. But after a sloppy first 20 minutes and with an incensed coach at halftime, the Spartans rallied to extend their win streak. No. 8 Michigan State beat Minnesota, 74-58, on Thursday night at the Breslin Center. The win was Michigan State’s eighth straight and kept the Spartans alone in first place heading into one of the most road-heavy portions of its schedule

Tillman, Winston help MSU grind out win over Minnesota Spartan Tailgate
Michigan State couldn’t pull away from a pesky Minnesota team until late in Thursday night’s game. A late 3-pointer from Cassius Winston and a couple empty possessions from the Golden Gophers let No. 8 MSU stretch a modest lead to 16 before claiming a 74-58 win to move to 5-0 in Big Ten play.

Xavier Tillman’s monster performance guides Michigan State past Minnesota, 74-58 Detroit Free Press
Xavier Tillman delivered an energized performance – and a brief scare – on an otherwise humdrum night for No. 8 Michigan State basketball. The junior forward set a career high with 16 rebounds and added 19 points to lead the Spartans to a 74-58 victory over Minnesota on Thursday, their eighth straight victory.

Michigan State refuses to get rattled, rolls over Minnesota 74-58 Detroit News
Just days after its biggest win of the season, Michigan State found itself in a slugfest with Minnesota on Thursday night at the Breslin Center. Instead of suffering an ugly loss, however, No. 8 Michigan State got 19 points and a career-high 16 rebounds from Xavier Tillman as the Spartans ground out a 74-58 victory to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.

Couch: 3 quick takes on Michigan State’s 74-58 win over Minnesota Lansing State Journal
Michigan State was lucky it was at home Thursday night. This sort of uneven, semi-inspiring performance will get the Spartans beat at Minnesota and plenty of other places on the road in the Big Ten. It’s time for these guys to get away from the forgiving confines of Breslin Center, where the talents of Cassius Winston and Xavier Tillman can make up for stretches of just OK basketball.