When No. 7 Michigan State traveled to Northwestern on January 14, the score was 74-81.
The Spartans had only two players in double figures compared to four for Northwestern, two of which had 20-plus points.
The Spartans shot just 63 percent from the free throw line in this game.
If they had hit more from the stripe, it would have been a completely different scenario down the stretch, but Northwestern took the lead with six seconds left in the first half and never looked back.
Michigan is always a hard place to win, especially for Michigan State.
The Spartans took on the No. 19 Wolverines at Crisler Center and were handed another loss—their second in a row.
At this point, things in conference were starting to look a little bleak.
Their 4-0 start was washed away, turning into a 4-2 mark.
Michigan took the lead with 38 seconds left and never looked back.
In the last 30 seconds for the Spartans, they put up two shots and missed both of them.
Keith Appling put up a shot with :11 left that was blocked by Jordan Morgan. Brandon Wood got the ball off the block and gave it to Green, who missed a jumper just before the buzzer.
Michigan State left with a 15-4 record, ready to give up their top-10 ranking.