No. 4/4 Michigan State hosts Rutgers on Wednesday at the Breslin Center

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Michigan State forward Miles Bridges

Michigan State's Taryn McCutcheon scored a team-high 25 points in the win, hitting 6 of 11 shots from the field for a 54.5% field goal percentage.

Freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. paced the Spartans after the first half with 11 points, and grabbed five rebounds in 15 minutes of action.

Going from potential breakout star to lightly-used receiver in the matter of a few months had to have been hard for sophomore receiver Trishton Jackson, but Michigan State happened to be loaded at the position.

Michigan State is averaging 13.9 turnovers a game but had started to limit them in recent games. Mo Wagner, Michigan's starting center, averages about 14 points a game, but against MSU he dropped 29. "He tweaked the ankle. We've done a better job this year just one of those days we didn't do a very good job, so I'm not anxious about quicker guards, I'm anxious about somebody just gritting their teeth and getting the job done".

Wagner was 8 of 13, making 3 of 4 3-pointers, and shot over and drove past every player who attempted to defend him.

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Without their second-leading scorer, the No. 11 Terrapins came out flat and were dealt an 82-68 loss, their first defeat since November 19 and their first to Michigan State in 11 meetings. Merchant said Colley was a game-time decision because she has eight stitches in her foot. "He walked it. He played it".

The fourth-ranked Spartans (16-2, 4-1 Big Ten) will play the Wolverines (14-4, 3-2) in this season's only guaranteed matchup at the, where the unwelcomed visitors have won just twice in two decades.

"We were shooting 50 percent all game, we just didn't get enough shots up because we kept turning the ball over", Izzo said.

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"Our guards could not get over those screens".

Despite a tough first half, Josh Langford came alive in the second half and overtime, scoring nine of his 12 points in the half, and added a huge go-ahead corner trifecta in the final minute of OT.

For the second time this season, Rutgers will face one of the top college basketball teams in the country. Michigan scored 26 points off Michigan State's 18 turnovers. "Probably after I play in the game, I'll really understand where they're coming from". Both Jackson and Bridges had 19 points, but the rest of the loaded Spartan squad could not find the bottom of the net. Nick Ward was limited to four points and had three turnovers, getting outplayed by Wagner. "That's our opportunity to beat them this year", Winston said.

"I played against him in high school on the AAU circuit and he was tough back then", he said. They lost by only one point at home Tuesday against No. 5 Purdue.

"I worked on it in the offseason a lot", he said.

"It doesn't mean anything if we can't continue this trend", Beilein said. They had won 14 straight, ending with a 30-point win over Maryland, before a lopsided loss at Ohio State, an overtime win against Rutgers and a closely contested game against MI in which they often looked confused on offense and porous on defense.

"I didn't take it as personal or intentional", Wagner said Friday. "As he shows me those things, it makes me want to push a few more buttons".

With its guards out of sync, Maryland's transition offense waned, forcing the team to rely on its frontcourt players.

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