The Michigan Wolverines came into Saturday night as one of the hottest teams not just in the country, but in the Big Ten, and they remained just that as they upset the rival third-ranked Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing, 80-75.
Head coach John Beilein and his Wolverines team beat their third ranked opponent this week alone in the Spartans and now sit firmly atop the Big Ten.
Michigan was led once again by their sharpshooter, Nic Stauskas, who was tied for the team lead in points tonight with 19 on 7-of-12 shooting, including draining five of his six three-point attempts on the evening.
Derrick Walton Jr. also dropped in 19 for Michigan while adding in five rebounds in the huge win for the Wolverines.
As expected, it was a dogfight through most of the night, with Michigan State grabbing a lead with near 16 minutes to go in the first half, and holding on to it until mid-way through the final 20 minutes, where Michigan took over.
With time winding down, Michigan made their fouls shots down the stretch, were smart with the ball and were able to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten Conference.
These two rivals will take the court against one another again in a few weeks on Feb. 23.