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Five Key Plays: Michigan State at Michigan

John Beilein said Michigan will “try to find every silver lining we can” following its 80-67 loss to Michigan State on Tuesday night at the Crisler Center. With Five Key Plays, we look at what the Wolverines did well — and, overwhelmingly, break down what went wrong — in the rivalry defeat.

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Michigan State 80, Michigan 67-28
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Michigan State too much for Michigan as former, injured Wolverines look on

Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III, Jordan Morgan, Caris LeVert and Derrick Walton all started for Michigan against the Spartans on Feb. 23, 2014. They scored 72 of the Wolverines’ 79 points in the win, which moved them into sole possession of first place in the Big Ten. On Tuesday night, they were all watching from the crowd or the bench.

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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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Tom Izzo talks win over Michigan at Crisler Center
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Video: Tom Izzo reacts to first win at Michigan since 2010

Tom Izzo was on the podium after coaching Michigan State to an 80-67 victory over Michigan in Ann Arbor on Tuesday evening. The win was the Spartans’ first at Michigan since 2010.

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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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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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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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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Michigan State
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Five Key Plays: Michigan at Michigan State

The Michigan basketball team nearly pulled off the improbable, forcing overtime against Michigan State at the Breslin Center despite a pair of major injuries. We take a closer look at Sunday’s game, focusing mostly on the positives.

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Once again, shaky overtime mars surprising performance by Michigan

The Michigan basketball team’s season would look much different right now if it had stolen a pair of overtime games rather than lost them. But the Wolverine couldn’t score in the extra period Sunday, and another opportunity for a résumé-building victory slipped through its fingers.

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