PHOTOSTORY: MSU 66 - NU 45

Michigan State basketball team scrapped, fought and paid the price to try to get themselves out of a funk; it worked as MSU got a 66-45 win over Northwestern. Here are the photos that tell the story of a hard fought win.

EAST LANSING - Michigan State basketball team scrapped, fought and paid the price to try to get themselves out of a funk; it worked as MSU got a 66-45 win over Northwestern. Here are the photos that tell the story of a hard fought win.

Northwestern's Jason Okrzesik, left, and Michigan State's Drew Naymick reach for a rebound during the second half of a basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 66-45. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State's Drew Neitzel, left, drives to the basket against Northwestern's Craig Moore during the first half of a basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in East Lansing, Mich. Neitzel led Michigan State with 18 points in Michigan State's 66-45 win. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State's Drew Neitzel, right, shoots against Northwestern's Tim Doyle, during the first half of a basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in East Lansing, Mich. Neitzel led Michigan State with 18 points in a 66-45 win. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State's Marquise Gray, left, and Northwestern's Vince Scott fight for a rebound during the first half of a basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Michigan State's Marquise Gray dunks over Northwestern's Kevin Coble during the first half of a basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Northwestern's Vince Scott, left, shoots and draws a foul against Michigan State's Goran Suton during the first half of a basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)


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