ScoutTV: Spartans Bit in Breslin

Northwestern, 10-6 (2-4), pulled off a jaw dropper in East Lansing, beating Michigan State, 15-3 (5-1), and snapping the Spartans' 28-game home court winning streak and winning for the first time ever in the Breslin Center, 70-63 Wednesday night.

of Izzo's comments after the game.

EAST LANSING—Michigan State just didn't have enough octane, but boy oh boy, Kevin Coble sure did.

Northwestern, 10-6 (2-4), pulled off a jaw dropper in East Lansing, beating Michigan State, 15-3 (5-1), and snapping the Spartans' 28-game home court winning streak and winning for the first time ever in the Breslin Center, 70-63 Wednesday night.

As much as Coble (31 points) carried the Wiildcats, turnovers doomed MSU. The Spartans coughed the ball up 18 times to NU's 7, but the primary culprits were the worst story for State.

Guards Kalin Lucas and Chris Allen turned it over 13 times combined, a dubious feat compounded by Allen's 1-11 shooting. Lucas led MSU with 20 points on 7-12 shooting.

The Spartans got a workhorse effort from forward Goran Suton, who posted his third double-double of the season with 15 points (9-11 from the charity stripe) and 14 rebounds.

Durrell Summers was the only other Spartan in double figures with 11 points.

The neck-and-neck contest, which saw MSU leading 34-33 at the half, played out until the bitter end.

With 4:32 left in the game, Lucas hit a clutch three-pointer to bring MSU to within two, trailing 57-55. They would get no closer. Craig Moore answered right back with his own trey and the Wildcats hit eight free throws in the final 1:22 to protect their lead and run out the clock.

MSU heads back to the road for their next two games, against Ohio State on Sunday and at Iowa Thursday.


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