Relevant on a national scale, the Wolverines look even stronger in their own state.
Even Tom Izzo found it fitting that the lights suddenly turned off during his post-game press conference.
Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and No. 20 Michigan beat No. 13 Michigan State 79-70 on Sunday to take over first place in the Big Ten.
Gary Harris scored 25 points, Adreian Payne added 23 and No. 13 Michigan State hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in a 94-79 victory over Purdue on Thursday night.
The same duo whose presence made Michigan State a Final Four contender now faces limitations that could derail the team’s tournament hopes.
Adreian Payne had 20 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Northwestern 85-70 on Thursday night to stay tied atop the Big Ten.
Now the ball’s in your court, Sparty.
Michigan State, North Carolina, Florida and Texas will travel together and play each other in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles.
The Malik McDowell story took another turn, he’s now expected to make “unofficial” visits to Ohio State and Florida State.
At least 57 fires were set during a rowdy celebration of MSU’s victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten football championship game.