No. 3 Michigan State Beats No. 5 Notre Dame, 81-63The Spartans (6-1) have won five straight, including a rout against then-No. 9 North Carolina, since losing to top-ranked Duke.
No. 4 Michigan State Beats DePaul, 73-51Matt McQuaid hit six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 20 points.
Northwestern Upsets No. 16 Michigan State In Triple OvertimeClayton Thorson threw a 22-yard touchdown to Flynn Nagel in the third overtime as the Wildcats won 39-31.
Opportunistic Irish Handle Michigan State, 38-18Brandon Wimbush threw for a touchdown and ran for one for Notre Dame.
2017 Big Ten Basketball Tournament PreviewThe Boilermakers enter as the Big Ten Tournament's top seed, but there will be plenty of competition at the Verizon Center in DC.
Illinois Outlasts Michigan State With 73-70 WinIllinois (18-12, 8-9 Big Ten) shot 45 percent from the field and 11-of-26 from 3-point range.
Gruen: Tom Izzo Setting His Spartans Up For Deep NCAA Tournament Run AgainMichigan State's tough non-conference schedule is already paying dividends.
Michigan State Jumps Ahead Early, Beats Northwestern 61-52Vic Law had 16 points and nine rebounds for Northwestern (12-3, 1-1), while Scottie Lindsey added 11 points.
Illinois Beats Michigan State, 31-27Jeff George Jr. threw for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
Northwestern Rolls Past Michigan State, 54-40 Justin Jackson rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 12 Michigan State Beats No. 18 Notre Dame, 36-28Tyler O'Connor was 19-of-26 for 241 yards, two touchdowns.
Gruen: Top NCAA Tournament StorylinesWho's going to win it all? Take a look toward East Lansing.