Michigan took over sole possession of first place in the Big Ten Conference with an 80-75 win Saturday night at Michigan State.
The 21st-ranked Wolverines (15-4, 7-0), coming off wins at Wisconsin and over Iowa, notched their third straight victory over a top-10 opponent by rallying from a 36-30 halftime deficit on the backs of Nik Stauskas (19), Derrick Walton Jr. (19) and Caris LeVert.
No. 3 Michigan State (18-2, 7-1) got a career-high 27 points from Gary Harris, but no other Spartans stepped up in the absence of injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.
The loss snapped MSU's 11-game win streak, while Michigan won its ninth straight since falling by two points at home to top-ranked Arizona.
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