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Tweet Up: Michigan 79, Michigan State 70

The Wolverines completed the season sweep of their in-state rival, Michigan State, with a rousing 79-70 win in front of a packed Crisler Arena crowd sunday afternoon. This is a chronological timeline of how the game played out on Twitter:
Pregame:
"This is what you signed up for." #BeatState pic.twitter.com/CUmuEzR4My— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
GRIII doing his Jumpman thing, leaping over Spike for the pre-game jam pic.twitter.com/1YcN5UMgTA— Bryan Fuller (@FullOfTwitt) February 23, 2014
GR3 dunks over Spike. RT@umichbball Crowd pleaser. #BeatState https://t.co/EVA8y2o5Lr— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) February 23, 2014
Good to see @novak3159 In the house for UM v MSU. #michvoice— Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) February 23, 2014
So, your thoughts on the rise of economic nationalism in Europe... pic.twitter.com/leon4tz677— Bryan Fuller (@FullOfTwitt) February 23, 2014
Before 2012, U-M & MSU met when both teams were in the top 25 just six times. Since then, the last six games have featured two top 25 teams.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) February 23, 2014
Michigan has beaten MSU in its last three games in Ann Arbor. U-M hasn't done it four straight times since the 1987-90 seasons.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
Students already lined up for BBall game against State Best Fans Ever #goblue #michigan #beatstate pic.twitter.com/gqlL44jDpO— Chris Singletary (@CSing57) February 23, 2014
Not much green in here today, usually see more than this. Only a few. Students in full force. Last year they were on break.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 23, 2014
Oh hey, Crisler. pic.twitter.com/42YevjeyGr— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 23, 2014
First Half
The PA guy just called the Maize Rage "the loudest and most dedicated student section in the Big Ten." Must be why they get such good seats.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 23, 2014
Date with 12,000 of our closest friends to see @umichbball #BeatMSU #doMinate pic.twitter.com/8KoJlLLkAu— Phil Brabbs (@Brabbs) February 23, 2014
Michigan fans should hope Valentine decides to try to take things over. He will try that sometimes. It usually doesn't work.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) February 23, 2014
MSU overplaying everything on the perimeter -- even Jordan Morgan, for some reason.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 23, 2014
MSU looking to get out and run on every possession. Michigan needs to get back.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 23, 2014
Derrick Walton and Nik Stauskas are seeing the floor really well. Michigan D allowing Spartans to get wherever they want on the end.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) February 23, 2014
Wisconsin wrote the book on how to attack U-M. Don't be baited into 3s. If you have an athletic big, drive Morgan. Can only defend in a box.— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) February 23, 2014
The backdoor cut continues to be open.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 23, 2014
Recent barometer for MSU has been Valentine's production. Consecutive threes a bad sign for U-M.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) February 23, 2014
This isn't really a surprise. Spartans actually have been a more prolific 3-point shooting team than UM all year. MSU up 19-11.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 23, 2014
If the officials are going to continue calling touch fouls off the ball, that's a really good sign for Michigan.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 23, 2014
Here's the shot of Jordan Morgan taking the ball to the face after a recent whistle. pic.twitter.com/aYPNApwBD2— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) February 23, 2014
#SixthManOfTheYearAward RT @rockydubs85: pic.twitter.com/5GfKslJBzf— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) February 23, 2014
Just terrible pick-and-roll defense from Michigan. Ends with Payne posterizing Zak Irvin, plus the foul and free throw to make it 22-11.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) February 23, 2014
MSU defense smothering UM. Wolverines not even close to matching intensity. 22-11 Spartans. Izzo's fellas want this one badly.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 23, 2014
Travis Trice with an arm in Albrecht's pocket the whole way up the floor.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 23, 2014
Here's a big moment. Beilein switches to zone, Appling picks up his second foul on a charge. Morgan took it. Appling out.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) February 23, 2014
Michigan is -10 its with Walton on the floor, +7 with Spike on the floor.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 23, 2014
8-0 Michigan run. Loudest I've heard Crisler BY FAR.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) February 23, 2014
Spartans did this in East Lansing, too. Suffocated UM for spurts then ... a slight opening, and Wolverines take advantage.— Shawn Windsor (@shawnwindsor) February 23, 2014
RT @UMMaizeRage: Welcome back, @novak3159 and @T_HardJR! #GoBlue #BeatState— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
Something we haven't seen much of in recent weeks, Stauskas with the blow by and dish for an easy Morgan dunk.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) February 23, 2014
So who said MSU couldn't shoot that well again from long range? Already 5-9 from deep— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) February 23, 2014
Keith Appling hasn't attempted a shot and don't expect him to attempt many. His wrist still isn't right. He's looking to dish.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
Michigan wore Michigan State out in East Lansing by being fresh in the latter half of the second. MSU players breathing hard right now.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 23, 2014
So the official just tripped over Tom Izzo on the court. Doesn't he know that's where Izzo belongs?— Scott Bell (@sbell021) February 23, 2014
I think that shot by LeVert is the Webster's Dictionary definition of "SWAGGED OUT"— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) February 23, 2014
Think Caris LeVert knew that 3-pointer was going in? Loved the spin after the shot!— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) February 23, 2014
Caris shoots it, and before it goes in, sprints right down the court and into the tunnel. That was incredible.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) February 23, 2014
Lavert w the walk off three to end the half. Go Blue Baby! #BeatState— Ryan Van Bergen (@VanBergen53) February 23, 2014
MSU shooting the lights out (over 70 eFG% again), but U-M down by only two points because it's committed only one turnover.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
Second Half:
Illusion, Michael! pic.twitter.com/EEI5yGmU0q— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
First floor slap of the day leads to a Stauskas layup.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 23, 2014
Payne gets a tech for hanging on the rim. But still, sweet dunk.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) February 23, 2014
Wow, Walton. No idea how he threaded that pass to GRIII.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 23, 2014
Appling still hasn't attempted a shot. Michigan needs to start thinking about playing off of him.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
.@DerrickWalton10's dish: https://t.co/czAN5KdDtO— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
Beilein just slapped the floor. Not in the way that most players usually slap the floor, but if someone can gif it, I'd be thankful.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 23, 2014
I'm loving this turned-up Beilein. He's been on another level this season.— Dan Feldman (@danfeld11) February 23, 2014
Make-up calls are fun.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) February 23, 2014
Tom Izzo points back to John Beilein after clear make-up call, laughing: "You got it! We're even now."— Stephen J. Nesbitt (@stephenjnesbitt) February 23, 2014
Haven't seen Stauskas this assertive in a long time. Maybe since East Lansing— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) February 23, 2014
Stauskas has 12 second half points in 8 minutes and 30 seconds. Michigan leads 50-48.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) February 23, 2014
Best #DanceRage we've ever seen? #BeatState pic.twitter.com/1IUqwEeHAP— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) February 23, 2014
This is a great game and loud crowd at Crisler. Intensity so high, yet offenses are executing pretty well.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 23, 2014
It'd be fun to watch Stauskas and Harris go at it, but U-M has to hide Stauskas defensively. Great offensive matchup.— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) February 23, 2014
#YOLOStauskas hasn't made an appearance in a couple weeks. I forgot how fun it could be to watch him ball out.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) February 23, 2014
Stauskas with 11 consecutive points for Michigan— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) February 23, 2014
Gary Harris isn't going to win a game of HORSE with Stauskas right now. Gets luck on a bank, Stauskas hits on in his face, Harris forces.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) February 23, 2014
Man, it's fun to watch Nik Stauskas and Gary Harris. Great game we've got here in Ann Arbor.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) February 23, 2014
Michigan with its biggest lead, and its best player is on fire. Big trouble for MSU. And now a Valentine turnover.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) February 23, 2014
Of course, Stauskas goes off on the day that Canada wins gold in hockey, though he's no good at it at all.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) February 23, 2014
Michigan State would need the Latvian goalie to stop Nik Stauskas at this point.— Mike Wilson (@MikeWScout) February 23, 2014
Does Nik Stauskas' second-half performance today count toward the Canadian medal count?— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) February 23, 2014
RT @mattcharboneau: MSU's only basket in 7-plus minutes was the banked in three by Harris— Scott Bell (@sbell021) February 23, 2014
If MSU loses today, the regular season is over for the Spartans. Get Dawson back next week, start focusing on March.— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) February 23, 2014
Michigan on a 21-4 run. Stauskas + LeVert have all 21 of those. Big players came to play in the big game— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) February 23, 2014
Hypest Crisler has been in my memory since Ohio State game two years ago.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) February 23, 2014
Payne is laboring. Hands on his knees between every free throw.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 23, 2014
RT @Damien_D1Harris #GoBlue #BeatState pic.twitter.com/sMOKvYf7XB— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 23, 2014
So, this is what it feels like to be a basketball school: https://t.co/Ps3HKB1CPy— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) February 23, 2014
Stauskas clearly is still geeked about the Canadian olympic hockey team win— Ryan Van Bergen (@VanBergen53) February 23, 2014
Time for the "WIN THE GAME" sign. Just gotta hit free throws down the stretch.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 23, 2014
Hand it to Payne, though, he's not checking out of this thing. He's a tough, tough dude.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) February 23, 2014
Might be time to ditch the 1-3-1. Almost forcing turnovers but also giving up open threes. MSU isn't coming back with post-ups.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) February 23, 2014
Horford smash. #BeatState https://t.co/jy3MAbVmlM— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
Them boys ballin!— Courtney Avery (@CAvery5) February 23, 2014
On a flight w/only CBS Gametracker to follow MSU-UM game, you can still imagine the intensity of that game, and UM's comeback.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) February 23, 2014
.@G_R_III WITH NO REGARD FOR HUMAN LIFE.— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
BOOM. #BeatState https://t.co/qKsSFkcca2— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
Michigan's scored 72 points in 54 possessions. That's 1.333 PPP. Wow.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
Michigan scored 1.27 PPP vs. MSU in East Lansing, has 1.33 PPP now in Ann Arbor. This, like, never happens vs. MSU.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
Here's the thing. GRIII can be inconsistent but the athleticism displayed on that last play makes him a commodity for NBA teams.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 23, 2014
Michigan takes this one, and all they have to do is win 3 of 4 against the No. 7, 8, 9 and 11 teams in the Big Ten for an outright title.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) February 23, 2014
Wolverines playing tremendously, and gotta admit I didn't see it unfolding like this, UM up 11. Time for Izzo to sit Appling bec of wrist— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 23, 2014
Crisler now playing "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It." That song came out in January 1998, when Nik Stauskas was 4 years old.— Adam Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) February 23, 2014
Maize Rage answers the infamous "YES! YES! YES!" Izzone chant with a "NO! NO! NO!" chant of its own. This is why college sports are the best— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) February 23, 2014
Postgame:
Staus-Kiss Goodnight. pic.twitter.com/IcCtPjYO8V— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
These fans went ahead and made a 2014 BIG TEN CHAMPIONS banner for Michigan. pic.twitter.com/VP5IzObERF— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) February 23, 2014
Yet another game where we set the record for loudest Crisler. Well done fans, @UmichStudents and @UMMaizeRage— Hunter Lochmann (@HunterLochmann) February 23, 2014
Payne and Appling will leave MSU with a career 2-6 regular season record vs. Michigan. The two never won a single-season title against U-M.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) February 23, 2014
#statebeat— Courtney Avery (@CAvery5) February 23, 2014
The Wolverines' remaining opponents are a combined 20-35 in Big Ten play. pic.twitter.com/s24Esr0w6S— Mich. Daily Sports (@theblockm) February 23, 2014
Maize Rage with the Little Brother chant at 34.5.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) February 23, 2014
Down goes #Sparty...again!! pic.twitter.com/3bdR2tHQzW— Phil Brabbs (@Brabbs) February 23, 2014
Awesome @umichbball win over State. Big Ten tournament is gonna be nuts. HAIL!— Clif Reeder (@clifreeder) February 23, 2014
@ChantelJennings no thanks!— Andrew Beilein (@AndrewBeilein) February 23, 2014
With the win, Michigan still has lost back-to-back games just twice since Stu Douglass' three-pointer in East Lansing in Jan. 2011.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
That was a significant butt-whipping. Michigan beats MSU 79-70 and has won six of eight against rival.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) February 23, 2014
Biggest regular season win of Beilein's career? #hottakes— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) February 23, 2014
There you have it. Michigan's young team sweeps MSU's experienced squad. Will be interesting if future MSU classes can make this a rivalry.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) February 23, 2014
Old man in Crisler concourse: What a great way to spend a Sunday. Beats the hell out of church.— Everett Cook (@everettcook) February 23, 2014
Michigan's 1.317 PPP in Ann Arbor and 1.278 PPP in East Lansing in '14 are U-M's two best offensive performances vs. MSU in the KenPom era.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
Nothing but respect for MSU -- incredible program. Nothing better than the state of Michigan running the table on the rest of the B1G— Andrew Beilein (@AndrewBeilein) February 23, 2014
It's all @umichbball atop the #B1G men's hoops standings after today's impressive 79-70 win over #Spartans. pic.twitter.com/Mhnbg1vsRE— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) February 23, 2014
That'll do it, 79-70 Michigan is the final score. Call me crazy, but I think the Wolverines are going to win the Big Ten outright.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) February 23, 2014
You know what to do. #GoBlue https://t.co/BkjjVevopp— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) February 23, 2014
Michigan St.'s two worst defensive performances this season have been against Michigan.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) February 23, 2014
Post-gamin' with @ML77 and @Truebluetom65. Go Blue. pic.twitter.com/Ao0j3DiEgY— Griffin Hickman (@griffinhickman) February 23, 2014
Michigan State has allowed 79 points or more three times this year: North Carolina once and Michigan twice.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) February 23, 2014
Let's check in on the oh.... RT @MSUDanK: The RCMB at 2:34 p.m. Sunday pic.twitter.com/dnafdS0Hc7— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) February 23, 2014
Hmmmmm mentions awwwwwful dry...— Jordan Morgan (@JustJMo) February 23, 2014
#Spartans Tom Izzo doesn't care if the lights go off, he continues his postgame press conference. pic.twitter.com/VEkFgZNp6h— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) February 23, 2014
Evidence of LeVert turning to run as the ball is halfway to the hoop. So great. pic.twitter.com/DOlBlD4idx (photo courtesy of @Burnsy381)— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) February 23, 2014
"@UMMaizeRage: @cmcconnell4 looking so suave pic.twitter.com/qj44UtclJW" Being suave is just a way of life— Cole McConnell (@cmcconnell4) February 23, 2014
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