No. 14 Michigan State beats No. 12 Michigan 87-69

January 5

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Cassius Winston scored a career-high 32 points and Xavier Tillman fell one point short of his career high with 20, leading No. 14 Michigan State to an 87-69 victory over No. 12 Michigan on Sunday.

The Spartans (12-3, 4-0 Big Ten) were ahead the entire game, leading by as many as 13 points in the first half and earning a bigger cushion in the second, to beat their rivals for a fourth consecutive time.

Michigan State has won seven straight and is the only Big Ten team without a conference loss.

The Wolverines (10-4, 1-2) have lost four of their last seven games after starting 7-0 and going from unranked to No. 4 under first-year coach Juwan Howard.

Michigan’s Jon Teske fouled out after scoring four of his 15 points in the second half.

NO. 20 DAYTON 80, SAINT JOSEPH’S 67

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Trey Landers and Ryan Mikesell each scored 18 points as No. 20 Dayton fought off some sluggishness and pulled away from Saint Joseph's.

Ibit Watson and Obi Toppin added 15 points apiece and Jalen Crutcher scored 10 for the Flyers.

Ryan Daly scored 22 points to lead Saint Joseph's. Cameron Brown scored 16 and Myles Douglas had 15.

The Flyers (11-3, 2-0 Atlantic 10) ended a nine-game losing streak at Hawk Hill dating back to a 66-62 win on Jan. 29, 2000. But Saint Joseph's (3-11, 0-2), which has lost 10 of 11 and was coming off an 84-52 loss at Richmond on Thursday night, managed to keep it close for much of the afternoon.

Dayton struggled from the floor, never getting into the offensive flow it showed on Thursday night during an 84-58 win over La Salle. That allowed Saint Joseph's to hang around in the first half despite shooting 11 of 27.



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