COL BKB: Michigan State 68, Minnesota 52

Jan. 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Draymond Green's 22 points and 14 rebounds Wednesday gave Tom Izzo his 400th win as No. 11 Michigan State coach in the Spartans' 68-52 victory over Minnesota.

The Spartans, who won their second straight after losing two in a row, maintained a comfortable second-half lead while shooting 54 percent from the field.

Green hit 9-of-11 of his shots and Branden Dawson added 16 for the Spartans (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten Conference). Michigan State is in a three-way tie with Michigan and Ohio State for the top spot in the league race.

Rodney Williams led Minnesota (15-6, 3-5) with 15 points. The Golden Gophers had won three in a row.

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