"We'll take the lessons we learned from this game, apply them to the Big Ten tournament so that we can win that again", MI coach John Beilein said.
The run got to 19-4 as Winston continued to take over, scoring on a drive and layup to give Michigan State a 59-52 lead with 7:55 to play.
In the rematch, Winston flipped a game that wasn't going the home team's way.
The Wolverines have one of the top defenses in the nation, as MI is giving up just 58.3 points per game this season while holding opponents to 39.9 percent shooting. MI would carry a 35-29 advantage into the locker room at halftime before the Spartans flipped a switch.
Brazdeikis, who averaged 15 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, all made the all-freshman team. Sophomore Tamara Farquhar paced the Boilermakers with her second career double-double, while classmate Karissa McLaughlin had 11 points and junior Ae'Rianna Harris totaled 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots.
"Shawn started a tradition that now is like no other", Izzo said.
Matthews averaged 12.8 points per game and Teske 9.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. "I can't say enough about the two coaches before me who set the standard for me to follow. He just doesn't feel right".
With a share of the Big Ten championship on the line, Michigan basketball went ahead by as many as 12 points in the first half, however, UM went ice cold in the second half and allowed Michigan State to score 42 points in the last 20 minutes in a 75-63 win that gave MSU a piece of the Big Ten regular-season title. Ward might be able to play in the conference tournament and likely can contribute a little at least in the NCAA tournament. The Wolverines covered in both wins and now find themselves in a winner-wins-a-conference-title game with the Spartans.
Izzo pulled within two of matching former IN coach Bob Knight for the Big Ten record with 11 titles.
Michigan State built off the late first-half energy in the second half, slowly chipping away at Michigan's advantage. "The legacy continues. We are in good hands". With the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines facing off on Saturday then the Wisconsin Badgers and Ohio State Buckeyes meeting on Sunday, among other matchups, much was left undecided in regards to the 2019 Big Ten Tournament.
Playing as they did against Michigan State tonight is a recipe for disaster come tournament time.