Michigan basketball pulled off its biggest win of the season to date, as the Wolverines upset No. 4 Michigan State with a 82-72 win on the road at the Breslin Center on Saturday.
After a back-and-forth first half of play, which ended with the Spartans leading 37-34, the Wolverines continued to hold their own in the second half. An early 8-0 run in the second half kept Michigan in the game, and the Wolverines later built a 65-57 lead with 5:08 remaining in the game.
Michigan weathered the storm and pulled out with a convincing victory thanks to a strong second half on both ends of the floor.
Michigan forward Moe Wagner led the way with 27 points, making 8 of his 13 field-goal attempts. In addition, Wagner went 3 of 4 from beyond the arc and made all 8 of his free throws.
Michigan guards Muhammad-Ali Abdur-Rahkman, Zavier Simpson and Charles Matthews added 14 points, 16 points and 10 points, respectively.
Defensively, Michigan held the Spartans to 23.1 percent shooting from deep and forced Michigan State to commit 18 turnovers.
With the win, Michigan improves to 15-4 on the season, while Michigan State falls to 16-3.