GAMEDAY Mens Basketball

Michigan 69, Michigan State 50


By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Franz Wagner scored 19 points, Hunter Dickinson added 14 and No. 2 Michigan wrapped up the Big Ten title with a 69-50 victory over rival Michigan State.

The Wolverines (19-2, 14-2) had a chance to clinch the championship based on winning percentage with a victory in any of their final three games. They were blown out by No. 4 Illinois - the team chasing them - on Tuesday night, but they rebounded with a gritty effort two nights later.

Michigan went on a 9-2 run to take a 39-28 lead into halftime. The Wolverines later went on a 25-4 tear that spanned much of the second half.

Aaron Henry scored 14 points for Michigan State (14-11, 8-11), which will finish with a losing conference record for the first time since 1993. It had never happened before under coach Tom Izzo, and the Spartans are struggling to extend Izzo's streak of 22 straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Michigan State did have two recent wins over top-five opponents, beating Illinois and Ohio State. The Spartans will get another crack at Michigan on Sunday. This home-and-home series to finish the regular season came about because of the Michigan athletic department's coronavirus-related pause that started in January.

Wagner and Mike Smith both had 3-pointers early in Michigan's second-half run. Dickinson also had a couple big dunks, and the 7-foot-1 center made another big play when he dove on the floor for a loose ball.

March 4, 2021



Michigan State
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
J. Langford 2-10 2-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 1 2 6
A. Henry 6-15 2-3 0-1 1-5 1 2 1 4 2 14
G. Brown 0-2 2-2 0-1 2-4 0 2 0 0 0 2
R. Watts 3-8 0-1 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 6
J. Hauser 3-7 0-0 0-3 1-4 2 0 1 2 2 6
J. Marble II 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 1 3 4
A. Hoggard 1-4 0-0 0-1 0-2 2 0 0 0 1 2
M. Bingham Jr. 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-4 0 1 0 0 2 2
M. Hall 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 0 0 1 2 0
J. Hoiberg 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Sissoko 3-3 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 8
T. Kithier 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 1 0
S. Izzo 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Smith 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 20-55
(.364)
10-13
(.769)
0-9
(.000)
9-30 7 5 4 11 16 50


Michigan
Player FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
F. Wagner 6-12 3-4 4-6 2-6 0 0 1 1 2 19
I. Livers 3-7 2-3 1-2 1-7 1 0 2 0 1 9
M. Smith 4-9 0-0 1-5 0-1 5 0 0 1 0 9
E. Brooks 4-8 0-0 1-3 2-5 2 0 1 1 1 9
H. Dickinson 6-8 2-3 0-0 1-10 0 0 0 6 2 14
C. Brown Jr. 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-3 0 1 0 1 5 0
A. Davis 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 3 5 1
B. Johns Jr. 2-2 2-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 1 2 6
C. Baird 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Faulds 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 2
R. Ozuna-Harrison 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
L. Wilson 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Wade 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 26-52
(.500)
10-14
(.714)
7-16
(.438)
9-38 9 1 4 15 20 69





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