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Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with Branden Dawson #22 during game. FILE PHOTO (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Illinois Beats No. 18 Michigan State 53-46

The Spartans have dropped two straight and six of their last 10 games.

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MSU's Gary Harris. (File Photo/Gregory Shamus)

Spartans Push Past Illinois 78-62

Gary Harris scored 23 points and Denzel Valentine pulled down 11 rebounds to lead No. 4 Michigan State past Illinois 78-62 on Saturday.

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UM's Trey Burke. (Getty Images/Andy Lyons) File.

Wolverines 71, Fighting Illini 58

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.

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Glenn Robinson III #1 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a second half basket with Spike Albrecht #2 and Caris LeVert #23 in front of Da'Shonte Riley #1 of the Eastern Michigan Eaglesat Crisler Center on December 20, 2012 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Hosts Fighting Illini

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.

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Ohio State v Michigan State

Spartans Beat Illinois 80-75

The Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) scored the first 14 points of the second half to take their first lead.

97.1 The Ticket–02/01/2013

Mitch McGary #4 of the Michigan Wolverines.  (File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wolverines Top Fighting Illini 74-60

Trey Burke scored a game high 19 points guiding the Michigan Wolverines to a 74-60 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini on Sunday.

97.1 The Ticket–01/27/2013

Roy Roundtree #21 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates a first quarter first down catch with teammate Devin Funchess #19 while playing the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Thrashes Illinois 45-0

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.

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Tim Hardaway Jr. of the Michigan Wolverines (File Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)

Michigan 70, Illinois 61

Tim Hardaway scored a team high 15 points and the Michigan Wolverines beat the Illinois Fighting Illini 70-61 on Sunday.

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Draymond Green - MSU (2011 File Photo/Getty Images)

Fighting Illini 42, Spartans 41

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.

97.1 The Ticket–01/31/2012

Brady Hoke - University of Michigan football. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Wolverines 31, Fighting Illini 14

Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for 192 yards leading the University of Michigan to beat the Fighting Illini of Illinois 31-14 on Saturday.

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