No. 9 Michigan State beats No. 23 Michigan 64-54
Sunday, February 5, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Draymond Green had 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 9 Michigan State to a 64-54 win over No. 23 Michigan on Sunday, backing up his guarantee of a victory.
The Spartans (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) ended a three-game skid in the rivalry and moved into sole possession of second place in the conference behind third-ranked Ohio State.
The Wolverines (17-7, 7-4) haven't won or lost consecutive games in nearly a month.
Green played, as he promised, with a sprained left knee and the senior had the best game of his career in the series.
Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. missed his first six shots and had a season-low four points. Teammate Trey Burke had made only one shot before his 3-pointer just before halftime pulled the Wolverines within eight points. He finished with 11 points.