Spartans and Wolverines Win


Eighth-ranked Michigan State beat the Minnesota Golden Gophers 74-58 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.

Cassius Winston scored 27 points, while Xavier Tillman was the only other Spartans player in double-digits with 19.

MSU is 13-and-3 overall and 5-and-0 in the Big Ten.  The Spartans are on the road Sunday against Purdue.

In other Thursday night NCAA action, Number-19 Michigan needed two overtimes to beat Purdue 84-78 at Crisler Center.

Zavier Simpson led the Wolverines with 22 points, Jon Teske contributed 18 and Franz Wagner scored 15.  

U-of-M is 11-and-4 overall and 2-and-2 in the Big Ten.  The Wolverines visit Minnesota on Sunday.