Michigan State beats Michigan in overtime

Spartans shut out the Wolverines in the extra frame as Matt Costello keyed MSU

The names and faces were a lot different from last year for Michigan State and Michigan, but the game was much the same.

On Sunday, the Spartans and Wolverines went back and forth with 21 lead changes and an eventual overtime.

And Matt Costello was everything for Michigan State, grabbing rebounds and scoring and blocking shots as MSU won 76-66 – shutting out Michigan in the extra frame.

Valentine got the Spartans on the board to open overtime, then Costello hit a pair of free throws and another bucket after grabbing the offensive rebound. The junior center finished with four points, three rebounds and a block in the extra frame and 10, seven and four for the game.

Michigan State trailed 61-57 with 5:06 to play, but went on a 9-0 run. Branden Dawson started the run with a layup, then a big dunk in transition off an alley-oop from Denzel Valentine – keyed by back-to-back Costello blocks.

Travis Trice then hit a short jumper then found Bryn Forbes in the corner for a 3-pointer to lead 66-61.

But Michigan’s Spike Albrecht hit a deep 3 and Max Bielfeldt tipped in a missed shot with 20 seconds left. Trice’s 3-point attempt on the final possession was no good and the game went to overtime.

Early on, Dawson and Valentine were the whole offense for Michigan State as they were the lone players to have a field goal until Forbes hit a 3 with 2:37 left in the first half.

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