WATCH: MSU beat reporter, columnist breakdown Spartans’ loss at Illinois on Friday

Michigan State’s lengthy winning streak has been snapped.

The Spartans were unable to hold onto a nine-point second half lead against Illinois on Friday night, falling to the Fighting Illini, 75-66. The loss snaps a seven game winning streak for the Spartans and drops them to 12-5 overall and 4-2 in conference play this year.

Hear what Chris Solari of the Detroit Free Press and Graham Couch of the Lansing State Journal had to say about the Spartans’ loss to Illinois below:

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WATCH: MSU beat reporter, columnist breakdown Spartans' loss at Illinois on Friday

Couch: MSU lost its poise, grit and Malik Hall -- then lost the game. MSU needs all 3 back, pronto.

Michigan State basketball loses to Illinois on the road after holding second half lead

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