Feb. 12, 2013
Site: East Lansing, Mich. (Breslin Center)
Score: #8 Michigan State 75, # 4 Michigan 52
Records: U-M (21-4, 8-4 Big Ten), MSU (21-4, 10-2 Big Ten)
Next U-M Event: Sunday, Feb. 17 -- vs. Penn State (Crisler Center), Noon (TV: BTN)
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EAST LANSING, Mich. -- The University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 4 AP/No. 5 ESPN/USA Today) was unable to hold off scoring runs in both halves by Michigan State (No. 8 AP/No. 8 ESPN/USA Today) and suffered its fourth loss of the season, 75-52, on Tuesday night (Feb. 12) inside the Breslin Center. Sophomore guard Trey Burke (Columbus, Ohio/Northland HS) scored a game-high 18 points, while freshman guard Nik Stauskas (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada/St. Mark's School [Mass.]) also finished in double-digit scoring with 10.
The Wolverines shot 21-of-53 (40 percent) from the floor in the game, but the Spartans finished 30-of-62 (48 percent) from the field and led the whole game. U-M committed a season-high 16 turnovers, off which MSU converted 15 points while only recording six assists. Michigan also allowed Michigan State 18 second-chance points after giving up 14 rebounds.
U-M trailed just 15-12 after the first seven minutes of the game, before Michigan State extended the advantage to 16 points (35-19) at the 2:55 mark after putting together a 15-4 run. A layup by freshman forward Mitch McGary (Chesteron, Ind./Brewster Academy [N.H.]) followed by a fastbreak three-pointer by Burke ended the run, and the Wolverines entered the locker room trailing, 38-24.
After shooting 71 percent (5-of-7) from the floor in the first seven minutes of the game, Michigan finished the first half shooting 10-of-24 (42 percent), while Michigan State shot 16-of-30 (53 percent) from the field in the half. U-M committed seven first-half turnovers off which MSU converted nine points, and the Spartans also outscored the Wolverines, 24-8, in the paint.
Michigan State used an 11-2 run to take a 21-point edge with 14:12 to play and then scored eight straight two minutes later to extend its lead to 62-36, until Stauskas knocked down a three-pointer to end U-M's scoring drought. However, the Spartans responded, going 3-for-3 from the floor, to take a 30-point advantage with less than seven minutes on the clock. A Michigan 9-1 run down the stretch cut its deficit to 23 at the buzzer.
The Wolverines will return to Ann Arbor on Sunday (Feb. 17) when they host Penn State inside Crisler. Tipoff is slated for noon and the game will be televised on the Big Ten Network. The game is part of Crisler Center Rededication.
Contact: Tom Wywrot, Whitney Dixon (734) 763-4423