Michigan vs. Michigan State: Live Score, Updates and Analysis from B1G Showdown

Zach Dirlam@Zach_DirlamSenior Analyst IIFebruary 13, 2013

One of the most anticipated match ups in the history of the rivalry between the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines and No. 8 Michigan State Spartans did not provide much drama, but the Green and White lived up to their top 10 billing with a 75-52 rout of the Maize and Blue.

The Wolverines were flustered by Michigan State's lockdown defense from the opening tip. The Spartans held Michigan below 40 percent from the field and held the Wolverines to their lowest point total all season.

With the exception of sophomore point guard Trey Burke, who finished with 18 points on seven-of-11 shooting, and freshman shooting guard Nik Stauskas on a couple of occasions, Michigan played timid and could not combat the Spartans' stingy defensive effort.

Michigan State also dominated the paint. The Spartans out-rebounded the Wolverines 40-28 and pulled down 14 offensive boards.

Big men Derrick Nix and Matt Costello combined for 24 points and sophomore small forward Branden Dawson chipped in 10 points for head coach Tom Izzo's team.

The Wolverines slip to a tie for fourth in the Big Ten Conference, while the blowout win enables Spartans to remain tied atop the standings with the Indiana Hoosiers 

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