Feb. 13, 2013
This was the 170th meeting between Michigan State and Michigan, but just the ninth as ranked opponents, and the first with both teams ranked in the Top 10.
Michigan State has now won 13 of the last 14 meetings at the Breslin Center against the University of Michigan and 20 of the last 26 games overall.
The Spartans out-rebounded the Wolverines 41-30, marking 22 of 25 games where they notched more boards than their opponent.
MSU tallied more points in the paint (36-22), points off turnovers (15-9), second chance points (18-4), fast break points (15-9) and bench points (19-16).
MSU scored 38 first-half points - the most allowed by UM this season. MSU led by 14 at the break (38-24), UM's largest halftime deficit. MSU held UM to a season-low 52 points.
Michigan State held the lead the entire game and the score was never tied, holding its largest lead at 5:59 in the second half with 31 points.
This was the largest margin of victory against Michigan for MSU since Jan. 30, 2002 (71-44, 27 points).
The Spartans registered their largest lead at the half in Big Ten play this season (38-24).
Derrick Nix scored 14 points for the Spartans, the eighth time this season he has scored in double-figures.
Matt Costello notched a career-high eight points. Costello also was 3-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line.
Gary Harris scored in double figures for the 16th time this season and led MSU in scoring for the eighth time; he also tied his season-high of steals (3).
Spartans Emmett Dacey, and Bella Sibedwo made their Spartan debuts, while Trevor Bohnhoff appeared in his second straight game and his first at Breslin Center.