Michigan landed the opening blows in East Lansing on Saturday night. Ignas Brazdeikis and Jordan Poole delivered an early flurry of offense and the Wolverines led 35-23 with just over three minutes to play in the first half.
Michigan managed to contain Cassius Winston and even weathered a bit of early foul trouble. Then the wheels fell off. Michigan State closed the half on a 6-0 run and went on to dominate the second half and raise a banner.
The Wolverines scored 1.25 points per possession in the first 28 possessions of the game. Michigan State scored just .82 points per trip.
Over the final 38 possessions — the second half and final five trips of the first half — Michigan scored just .74 points per possession while Michigan State scored 1.37 points per possession and rolled to an easy victory.