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Michigan State comes up short against Michigan, offense sputters at end

It almost seemed like nobody on the Michigan State basketball team wanted to make a shot in the final four minutes. And when somebody did, it was Draymond Green who bricked a last-second effort to give the Spartans their third straight loss against Michigan.

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Michigan held on for the 60-59 win.

The Spartans (15-4, 4-2) dug themselves a big hole and trialed by double-digits in the second half, and in the end, were simply unable to hold of the Wolverines (15-4, 4-2) despite leading in the final minutes.

The team’s top scorers, Green and Keith Appling, combined for 17 points. Derrick Nix led the Spartans with 13 points.

Up next for Michigan State is a home game against Purdue.

Topics: Big Ten Basketball, Michigan Basketball, Michigan State Basketball

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