The Spartans have dropped two straight and six of their last 10 games.
Gary Harris scored 23 points and Denzel Valentine pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Michigan State past Illinois 78-62 on Saturday.
Trey Burke scored a game high 26 points and the Michigan Wolverines rally in the second half to beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 71-58 Sunday afternoon.
Michigan recently hasn’t looked much like the same team that easily disposed of Illinois last month. By the same token, the Fighting Illini have turned things around and are the hottest team in the Big Ten.
The Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) scored the first 14 points of the second half to take their first lead.
Trey Burke scored a game high 19 points guiding the Michigan Wolverines to a 74-60 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday.
Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson threw for 159 yards, including two touchdowns and ran for two scores to lead the Wolverines to a 45-0 rout over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Saturday.
Tim Hardaway scored a team high 15 points and the Michigan Wolverines beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 70-61 on Sunday.
It came down to the final shot but the Michigan State Spartans fail to connect and lose to the Fighting Illini of Illinois 42-41 on Tuesday night.
Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards leading the University of Michigan to beat the Fighting Illini of Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.