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Michigan State basketball beats Michigan for Tom Izzo’s 700th win

After a start to a game where Michigan could not miss from the field, Michigan State basketball was able to pull away to beat the Wolverines at home 81-62, earning Tom Izzo his 700th win as a head coach. A fitting way to celebrate the milestone for the Hall of Fame coach, and on his birthday nonetheless.

This was a very balanced game for MSU, with four starters scoring in double-figures. However, this game was really the Jaden Akins show. Akins could not miss from three, going 7-for-10 on the night, in what was easily his best game of the season.

A.J. Hoggard also stood out tonight with 15 points and seven assists, playing physical at the rim and making great plays for his teammates. Malik Hall and Tyson Walker both scored 12, and neither of them hit a three-pointer on the night. Both players found ways to get inside and score at the rim to help the Spartans close it out.

The Spartans are now 13-8 on the season and 5-5 in the Big Ten. They will host Maryland Saturday in a game where the Terrapins will definitely be out for revenge.

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