Michigan State falls at IN as Big Ten title hopes dim

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The Michgan State vs IN game is up for 12:00 PM, on March 2nd, 2019, on the FOX (US) Network.

Indiana University head basketball coach Archie Miller met with the media after a 63-62 win over Michigan State on Saturday afternoon. The break helped the Hoosiers chip away; even after the Spartans went up 45-35, IN followed with a 9-0 run to pull within a point. That win gives the Hoosiers a season sweep over the Spartans, a potential top-2 seed in the tournament, which is a massive boost to their resume.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - MARCH 02: Romeo Langford #0 of the Indiana Hoosiers brings the ball up court during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Assembly Hall on March 2, 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Indiana: With two wins over the Spartans and another win against No. 20 Iowa, the Hoosiers have proven they are a scary team despite their conference record. The Spartans sit at the top of the Big Ten, starting to win impressive games even without Joshua Langford and Nick Ward. Before you make any Michigan State vs. IN picks, check out the college basketball predictions from SportsLine's proven model.

Better offensive production is vital for IN to get passed Michigan State. With the Hoosiers up one and just over eight seconds left on the clock, the Spartans turned to their star player in Winston to seal the win. Morgan finished with seven points, 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals.

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McQuaid was questionable with an ankle injury but played 36 minutes.

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The Hoosiers got within one possession on three more occasions, before taking the lead on Morgan's and-one effort. Shutting down MSU early in the game would protect IU from another close or overtime game. If the Hoosiers come out on top on Saturday, they will begin their first winning streak since December 1, where they won seven straight.

Following Michigan State's loss to IN earlier this season, they have now won five IN a row, following a couple game losing streak, looking to get revenge from February 2.

For the Spartans, they'll need to keep getting big games from Winston. Slipping past MSU would help the Hoosiers go into IL and Rutgers strong. If the Hoosiers can cruise to victory in both games, they increase their chances of making the tournament.

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