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Michigan Vs. Michigan State Final Score: Wolverines Hang On In Final Seconds To Beat Spartans, 60-59

The last time the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines faced each other while both being ranked was February 17, 1998. The Spartans won that match up by five. Tonight, it was the Wolverines holding on to beat the Spartans, 60-59.

It wasn't without dramatics, of course.

Michigan State came back from a seven-point halftime deficit to take a four-point lead with under five minutes in the game. But Michigan battled through the four-minute adversity to eventually retake the lead with 38 seconds remaining after freshman Trey Burke found senior Stu Douglass under the basket for an easy put in.

Michigan State managed to get a very good look at the basket with a couple seconds remaining, but Draymond Green's shot was off left and eventually tapped out as time expired and the Wolverines victorious.

The win is Michigan's third straight over MSU and the first time its beaten a Top 10 MSU since Jan 25, 1979 when the Spartans were ranked No. 4 overall. The Spartans went on to win the National Championship that year.

Burke led all scorers with 20 points. Michigan was just 3-for-18 from downtown after hitting their first three treys.

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