With only one chance to win against Michigan State this season, Michigan had the lead with under four minutes to go, something they struggled with so far this season.
The difference today? They were the ones closing the game with free throws against a top-five opponent.
U-M (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) defeated MSU (16-3, 4-2) by a final score of 82-72, winning its first road game of the season against a ranked team.
Wolverine head coach John Beilein said it is “really good” to get a win over a tremendous team like MSU.
“They have a hall of fame coaching staff and in the first half they put on a highlight show but I think it says a lot about us getting the win,” Beilein said. “There are a lot of ways to win a game and I think we caught them on a bad night in the second half and some things for them weren’t clicking and we found a way.

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