Forbes leads No. 10 Spartans to 89-73 rout of Michigan

Michigan State guard Bryn Forbes (5) reacts after making a three-point basket in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Bryn Forbes scored 23 of his 29 points in the first half, part of an early barrage of 3-pointers by No. 10 Michigan State in an 89-73 rout of rival Michigan on Saturday.

Forbes made seven of the Spartans' 10 3-pointers in the half, and Michigan State finished 14 of 22 from beyond the arc. Long known for their rebounding and physicality, the Spartans (20-4, 7-4 Big Ten) have now made 47 3-pointers in their last three games. They beat Northwestern and Rutgers by a combined 65 points and the game against Michigan (17-7, 7-4) wasn't too competitive, either.

The Wolverines were without Caris LeVert, who missed a 10th straight game with a lower left leg injury. Zak Irvin led Michigan with 19 points.