Published: Feb. 21, 2018

No. 2 Michigan State tops Illinois 81-61, seals share of title on Senior Night

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Sophomore guard/forward Miles Bridges scored 19 points to lead three players in double figures as No. 2/1 Michigan State used a big second half to pull away from Illinois for an 81-61 victory, clinching at least a share of the 2018 Big Ten Regular Season title.

Michigan State has won 11-straight games and improves to 27-3 overall and 15-2 in the Big Ten Conference, while Illinois falls to 13-16 overall and 3-13 in league play.


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