Michigan State nearly blows 20-point lead, holds off Terps

Freshman Max Christie scored 16 points, Gabe Brown added 13 points and No. 7 seed Michigan State nearly blew a 20-point second-half lead before holding off No. 10 seed Maryland 76-72 on Thursday night in the second round of the Big Ten Conference tournament.

Izzo, Spartans prepare for Penn State

Jennifer Hammond reports from East Lansing on Monday with the latest on the Michigan State basketball team as they strive to find consistency in preparing to face Penn State on Tuesday.

No. 10 Michigan State tops rival Michigan 83-67

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Max Christie scored 14 of his 16 points in the first half and Malik Hall finished with 15 points, leading No. 10 Michigan State to an 83-67 win over Michigan on Saturday.