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Wagner, Simpson Lead Michigan to 82-72 Win Over No. 4 Michigan State

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Moritz Wagner scored a career-high 27 points on Saturday in Michigan’s 82-72 win over the Michigan State Spartans. (Source: MLive.com) (Header: Michigan Daily)

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Conference road wins are always sweet. But, when they come against your in-state rivals, they are that and so much more.

On Saturday afternoon, forward Moritz Wagner recorded a career-high 27 points to help lead the Michigan Wolverines to the 82-72 win over the fourth-ranked Michigan State Spartans inside the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI.

Following a loss to the Purdue Boilermakers in their last outing by a single point, the Wolverines have shown that they can compete with the best of the best in the Big Ten Conference, and pick up wins in the process. The win over the Spartans was their eighth victory over their past nine games, and gives them two straight wins over their rivals.

As for the Spartans, they have struggled in their last three outings after a 14-game winning streak. A blowout loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes and an overtime win over the Rutgers Scarlet Knights prefaced the loss to the Wolverines for the fourth-ranked Spartans.  Continue reading Wagner, Simpson Lead Michigan to 82-72 Win Over No. 4 Michigan State

Michigan State Basketball: Previewing the Hitachi College Basketball Showcase

District Detroit will host four of the top teams in the state of Michigan inside Little Caesars Arena for the Hitachi College Basketball Showcase. (Header: Lansing State Journal)

DETROIT, Mich. — Fans have been waiting patiently since April for December 16th to roll around, and the wait is finally over.

The Hitachi College Basketball Showcase will be the first-ever college basketball event to be played inside the newly-constructed Little Caesars Arena in District Detroit. Four of the top teams from the state of Michigan will put their talents on display in front of a sold out crowd in the Motor City.

Saturday’s festivities kick off with a match-up that features the Detroit Mercy Titans and the Michigan Wolverines at 12:00pm EST, followed by the Oakland Golden Grizzlies taking on the second-ranked Michigan State Spartans at approximately 2:30pm EST.

All four teams in the event have the opportunity to add a quality non-conference win to their resume, and you can bet that the fans will be treated to high-quality basketball across both games.

Here’s what you need to know in advance of the event.
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