Michigan State 80, Michigan 67-21
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Game 26: Michigan State at Michigan Recap

Michigan has shown admirable fight over the last two months, but the injuries, flaws and youth are finally starting to catch up to it. The Wolverines ran headfirst into a buzz-saw on Tuesday night when they met a Michigan State roster that wasn’t just more talented, but loaded with players that had never won a game in Ann Arbor.

The Spartans dominated Michigan in its own gym on Tuesday evening.

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John Beilein recaps home loss to Michigan State
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Video & Quotes: John Beilein recaps home loss to Michigan State

At times Tuesday, John Beilein wasn’t quite sure what his players were thinking defensively.
“I can’t explain what we do sometimes when we just leave a guy or two guys guard the same guy. I think a lot had to do with Dawson, if there’s a miss he puts it in. He did a tremendous job of that.”

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Michigan State 80, Michigan 67-17
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Photo Gallery: Michigan State 80, Michigan 67

All photos by Dustin Johnston, full gallery after the jump.

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Spike Albrecht discusses defensive issues against Michigan State
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Video: Spike Albrecht, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zak Irvin discuss loss to Michigan State

Following Michigan’s 13-point loss to Michigan State at the Crisler Center, Spike Albrecht, Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman and Zak Irvin met with media to discuss the defeat.

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Nik Stauskas talks return to Crisler, year in NBA
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Video: Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Jordan Morgan talk return to Crisler Center, pro careers

Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Jordan Morgan all made their return to the Crisler Center on Tuesday night for Michigan’s game against Michigan State. The trio met with media at halftime and discussed being back in Ann Arbor, their views on the Wolverines-Spartans rivalry, and their professional careers.

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Game 26: Michigan State at Michigan Open Thread

Michigan will look to extend its four-game home winning streak against Michigan State this evening as it hosts the Spartans for a Tuesday night clash at the Crisler Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. on ESPN with Dan Dakich and Mike Tirico handling broadcasting duties. Join the open thread discussion in the comments section after the jump.

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Game 26: Michigan State at Michigan Preview

Michigan hosts Michigan State this evening (9 p.m., ESPN) as it looks to break a four game losing streak without the services of Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton. The Wolverines took the Spartans to overtime in East Lansing and will be hoping their home crowd can turn the rematch in their favor.

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Illinois 64, Michigan 52 (OT) -10
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Notebook: Wolverines intent on slowing Michigan State’s transition offense

Michigan will hope to improve its transition defense in Tuesday’s rivalry rematch with Michigan State while searching for a solution to stop Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine, who is shooting 49% from long distance of the Spartans’ last four games.

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John Beilein previews Michigan State
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Video: John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin preview Michigan State

John Beilein, Spike Albrecht and Zak Irvin met with media Monday afternoon to preview Michigan’s upcoming rivalry game against Michigan State. Beilein discussed the state of the rivalry, while Irvin spoke about how teams are guarding him differently. Meanwhile, Albrecht expressed his frustrations about the Wolverines’ numerous close losses.

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Austin Hatch to receive USBWA’s Most Courageous Award

Austin Hatch will receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association’s Most Courageous Award for 2015 at the Final Four this April.

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Illinois 64, Michigan 52 (OT) -5
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Notes, quotes from Jeff Meyer on Big Ten teleconference

Michigan assistant Jeff Meyer spoke on the Big Ten coaches teleconference Monday morning. Here’s what he had to say about the Michigan State rivalry, the injuries plaguing the Big Ten and more.

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