Well, it certainly wasn’t as easy as was expected or as pretty but at the end of the day, the 8th ranked Michigan State Spartans found a way to win over Nebraska, 73-64.
Early on in Saturday night’s grudge match Michigan State’s offense was clicking much like it has in the past few games, as they jumped out to a 23-12 lead with 9:13 to go in the first half. However, after that Michigan State went on a scoring drought that lasted nearly five minutes and allowed Nebraska to climb back into the game and cut the lead to four.
Michigan State finally broke the scoring drought off a Matt Costello alley oop assisted by Denzel Valentine with 4:28 to go. From that point on, the rest of the half was ugly to watch as the two teams played their way to a 29-24 Michigan State lead at halftime. The Spartans looked as bad as they have in a long time in the first half against Nebraska, turning the ball over a total of ten times.
In the second half, Nebraska continued to hang around and made things in...