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Michigan beats Michigan State, 79-70

Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts after a second half three-point basket while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, MI. Michigan won the game 79-70.
Caris LeVert #23 of the Michigan Wolverines reacts after a second half three-point basket while playing the Michigan State Spartans at Crisler Center on February 23, 2014 in Ann Arbor, MI. Michigan won the game 79-70.Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

The Michigan Wolverines completed a season sweep of the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday with a 79-70 win at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor. The victory boosted the No. 20-ranked Wolverines to 19-7 overall on the college basketball campaign and 11-3 in the Big Ten, where they took over first place from the No. 13-ranked Spartans, who dropped to 22-6 overall and 11-4 in conference play.

U-M struggled in the first half, but managed to cut an 11-point MSU lead to just two points at the break to trail 36-34. In the second stanza, Nik Stauskas and Caris LeVert asserted control for the Maize and Blue, as the sophomore guards finished with 25 and 23 points, respectively. Stauskas led all scorers, while Gary Harris paced the Spartans with 21 points.

Learn more about the game in a detailed recap on Michigan's official athletic website, MGoBlue.com. Next up for the Wolverines, who have four games remaining during the regular season, is a road date with the Purdue Boilermakers on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The Big Ten Network will televise the action from Mackey Arena, with tipoff slated for 7 p.m. EST.

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