February 13, 2013

V-Cast: PK, Beard on Big Ten beatdown

EAST LANSING - Tuesday's game between No. 8 Michigan State and No. 4 Michigan marked the first time in the history of the rivalry that the Spartans and the Wolverines had both been ranked in the Top 10 when facing each other.

But the 75-52 beatdown by the Spartans played out like so many other lopsided Michigan State wins over Michigan at the Breslin Center during Tom Izzo's tenure.

One day before the Top 10 match-up between the two fierce rivals, Izzo characterized the game as a barometer for his team heading into the final month of the regular-season in the Big Ten.

Michigan State measured up.

Michigan fell flat.

Following the game, SpartanMag staffers Paul Konyndyk and Rico Beard shared their thoughts on the statement Michigan State made at the expense of Michigan on Tuesday.

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