EAST LANSING – The state of Michigan scores a formidable 81-72 win over No. 5 Illinois that helped them get within earshot of the NCAA tournament bubble

Since her last meeting with the state of Ohio on Jan. 31 the Spartans are much improved Tom Izzo has found his lineup, a high point for the best guys at MSU and a revolving door for tall men in the deep

During that time, Aaron Henry averaged 193 points, 56 rebounds and 37 assists per game, while 47 points were averaged in Michigan State’s two previous competitions

Rocket Watts, who struggled with point guard earlier this season, played 63 minutes against Indiana and Illinois and made a profit in the process

His absence forces the state of Ohio into a smaller lineup than usual, which benefits the Spartans and allows them to play Henry with the Four and Gabe Brown with the Three

Either the MSU is rolling after beating the Illinois, or Michigan state doesn’t have the energy to hold its own after a quick turn

The Spartans are looking good at both ends of the pitch Aaron Henry has already seven points Julius Marble finally defended without fouling and is doing a tremendous job on EJ Liddell so far

These two teams take punches early on OSU leads by one point in the second media timeout Henry came to play and could pull MSU back into the tournament

The fouls are piling up for the state of Michigan as Mady Sissoko and Joshua Langford have two apiece OSU is a top 10 free throw shooting team in the country and will be in the bonus from now on

Langford and Henry both have two fouls; both sit on the bench, too. Without them, the Spartans are forced to stand tough in the final four minutes unless Izzo reinstates you It’s a critical time for MSU Four Spartans have at least two fouls

The Spartans fell five points at halftime after Henry and Langford had sat for a long time due to bad problems. With them back in the line-up, MSU has drawn within two

The Spartans are running out of steam seven points behind, less than 12 minutes Langford is 5-0 off the ground, Henry seemed to pinch his finger and could be compromised Watt is also 1 for 10

Although the Spartans are fighting offensively, they are only three points behind OSU is unable to push the state of Michigan away so they can hang around

Michigan State Trials, 61-60 with less than four minutes left At one point, it seemed like the OSU was running away on it, but honoring the physical and mental toughness of the Spartans

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