After trading leads against U-M for most of the game, the Spartans rallied in an explosive overtime with seniors and junior forward Matt Costello stepping up to seal victory.
With snow piling on outside of the Breslin gates and a whiteout from the fans inside, MSU turned up the heat on the Wolverines in overtime, securing a crucial 76-66 victory in the process.
The community staple, which offered classes and child care, is set to close its doors in September due to overwhelming maintenance costs and a large budget deficit.
At halftime, MSU leads Michigan, 29-24.
Michigan’s season-long battle with injuries carried over to this one, and sophomore guard Derrick Walton joined junior guard Caris Lavert with crutches and a walking boot on the bench.
U-M sophomore guard/forward Zac Irvin and MSU senior forward Branden Dawson went right after each other to open the game.
Tom Izzo turned 60 years old on Friday, but he said the celebrations can wait. At least until Monday.
The men's basketball team played to their strengths on the road Thursday, and the results are evident in the final stat sheet.
The story of the assault was mainly confirmed by the witness testimonies, with a group of people coming into the karaoke club and beating the victim, Yan Li, with one striking him with a plastic water pitcher 20-50 times until it broke, causing a 4-centimeter long, 1-centimeter deep laceration behind Li's right ear.