IN stuns No. 6 Michigan State to sweep season series

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo high-fives a fan as he walks off the court after they defeated Michigan 77-70 in their Big Ten basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor Michigan on Sunday

Indiana stuns No. 6 Michigan State to sweep season series

Spartans run out of gas against Hoosiers.

IN also beat Michigan State 79-75 in overtime on February 2.

IN basketball continued to redeem themselves Saturday in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall as they completed a season sweep against No. 6 Michigan State 63-62.

The Hoosiers (15-14, 6-12) closed the game on a 12-3 run to pull off the upset as Devonte Green scored 13 to go with Smith's performance. Now, with consecutive wins against top 25 opponents in Wisconsin and Michigan State, Indiana looked to be a team that may have found an identity, relying on strong defensive efforts to win games.

With the win, the Indiana Hoosiers improved to 15-14 on the season. They could manage only 1 win out of their last 5 which came in their last outing where they won 75-73 OT against the Wisconsin Badgers.

The win over the Spartans was critical for Indiana's NCAA tournament hopes.

"Both guys (Morgan and Langford), they're on the scouting report", IN coach Archie Miller said. "They have a lot of guys back from injury or whatever, and they've been rolling with the punches".

The good news is that if IU finds a way to sweep the next two games, the NIT should be a no-brainer regardless of the Big 10 Tournament.

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IN trailed 62-60 before Morgan made a layup with 1:46 left while being fouled by Xavier Tillman. Freshman Kayana Traylor totaled 12 points and a career-high four steals and was the only other Purdue player in double figures.

The Spartans were topped by Cassius Winston with 20 points and Kenny Goins' 14.

IN cut the deficit to 20-15, but Michigan State scored the next seven for its biggest lead of the first half. The latest Michigan State vs. IN odds have the Spartans favored by six points, while the over-under, or total points Vegas thinks will be scored, is set at 136.5.

Hello and welcome to today's live updates page for the men's basketball game between IU and No. 6 Michigan State. They pulled off a real shocker when they beat these Spartans in East Lansing, but losses to teams like Nebraska, Rutgers, and Minnesota have sunk their season and their losses have piled up.

"We have a way of bringing out the best in people", Izzo said. Langford is out for the season while Ward is being re-evaluated on a weekly basis. In the last meeting, IN had five players score IN double figures, even with Juwan Morgan going down with an injury. Reserve Kyle Ahrens left with a back injury.

The Michigan State Spartans have been in pretty awesome form this season. They were outrebounded 31-30 and committed 14 turnovers, compared to eight for Indiana.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - MARCH 02: Aaron Henry #11 of the Michigan State Spartans and Aljami Durham #1 of the Indiana Hoosiers scramble for the loose ball during the game at Assembly Hall on March 2, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana. Indiana's final two games are against IL and Rutgers.

6 Michigan State 63-62.

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