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Tweet Up: Michigan 80, Michigan State 75

The Wolverines knocked off No. 3 Michigan State in East Lansing Saturday night, racking up their third straight victory over a top 10 team and extending their unbeaten streak in conference play to seven games.
Here's a chronological timeline of how the game played out on Twitter:
Pregame:
Only time UM has beaten a top five MSU team was 1/25/79...35 yrs to the day. #michvoice— Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) January 25, 2014
GR3 making it look easy pic.twitter.com/7aa0TD8Q0C— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) January 25, 2014
Proud mom and dad of Nic Stauskas pic.twitter.com/eLogaT3CDk— Dick Vitale (@DickieV) January 25, 2014
Via @EliasSports: If Michigan beats #3 MSU, it'd be 1st school to win 3 straight reg season games, all vs top-10 teams since Iowa in 1986-87— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 25, 2014
"Start strong. Finish strong." #BeatState pic.twitter.com/Z0PI56FCgq— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) January 25, 2014
First Half:
hahahahaha Nik Stauskas, you guys.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) January 26, 2014
Michigan: still hot. Not missing much.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) January 26, 2014
Michigan State really pushing the ball off of U-M made baskets.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) January 26, 2014
Gary Harris just locked down on Stauskas on that possession. He plays on both ends.— Josh and Mike (@bigtengeeks) January 26, 2014
Gary Harris cracked a little smile going back upcourt after that jumper.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) January 26, 2014
Michigan has the 6th lowest fouls per defensive play percentage in the nation this year. Michigan State is 33rd. Fouls so far: U-M 6 MSU 1— Scott Bell (@sbell021) January 26, 2014
Michigan has dumped to the post once, and Horford with a great move and lefty finish on Costello. I'd try that more. MSU 30-24, 3:42 left.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) January 26, 2014
Max is in. All will be ok— Alex Prosperi (@AlexProsperi) January 26, 2014
Halftime:
Very simple, they have to find a way to go North/South and attack, will be hard to win relying on contested 3's. MSU gap defense outstanding— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) January 26, 2014
JMo's torn jersey from early first half. Who's to blame? Adidas or Sparty? pic.twitter.com/6x0DdZ7Ttr— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) January 26, 2014
Gary Harris the best player on the floor with 12 and 4. But don't overlook Matt Costello with 7 and 6. Michigan has to drive more, and will.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) January 26, 2014
A man with taste MT @detnewsRodBeard I don't get this whole dunking off a trampoline as good halftime entertainment. #redpanda #quickchange— Dan Feldman (@danfeld11) January 26, 2014
Nik Stauskas scored eight points in the opening 6 minutes, 41 seconds. Scoreless to close the half.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) January 26, 2014
State has one more offensive board than Michigan. They are not "dominating the boards." Digger is the Lou Holtz of basketball.— Spencer (@THE_REAL_SPENCE) January 26, 2014
Second Half:'
Michigan comes out in second half attacking basket, as expected. And it's a game, 41-39 MSU— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) January 26, 2014
Morgan had a great first 3 mins of the half for Michigan, but he was just sent to the bench for his 3rd foul after watching someone travel.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) January 26, 2014
Difference between this year and last: Before Beilein came to huddle last year, Trey would be talking to everyone. Right now it's quiet.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) January 26, 2014
Jeff Meyer pleading with Robinson to get back on defense after he was stripped by Trice. Clean play. Robinson needs to get some jump here— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) January 26, 2014
U-M is No. 16 in the country in defensive rebounding, w/ opponents getting 26.9 percent of ORs. MSU at 41 percent tonight w/o Payne/Dawson— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 26, 2014
This just feels like a game that Michigan State should have already run away with. Michigan just hanging around and extending the game.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) January 26, 2014
"I don't like when Stauskas shoots because it usually goes in." #IzzoneAnalysis— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) January 26, 2014
"Justin Bieber" has 17 more national championship points than anyone on MSU's roster.— Seth Plato Alan Rice (@scumbag_unit) January 26, 2014
Jordan Morgan picked up his fourth foul for watching an opponent taunt a Michigan player. Reminder: His 3rd was for watching someone travel.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) January 26, 2014
Not at all feeling good about our chances down the stretch. Just have no control on the defensive end. Hopefully I'm wrong.— Alex Prosperi (@AlexProsperi) January 26, 2014
Stauskas had to separate Beilein from a fact-to-face jawing match with a ref --- wow, can't recall him being that mad— Larry Lage (@LarryLage) January 26, 2014
Rarely seen john beliein this upset. Wonder why— DRB (@DocB42) January 26, 2014
This Michigan St vs Michigan game just shows how much better college basketball is than the NBA— Sam Burr⚾ (@_BURR_3) January 26, 2014
Thanks Dustin. RT @DJPhotoVideo: All ball? pic.twitter.com/4H9p1OeIys— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) January 26, 2014
Frickin' Stauskas, man.— Adam Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) January 26, 2014
NIK STAUSKAS IS GOOD AT BASKETBALL WHEN HE'S NOT BEING TACKLED— Scott Bell (@sbell021) January 26, 2014
Although he's not playing tonight, Mitch McGary has a triple double: 45 high fives, 28 fist pumps and 12 towel waves.— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) January 26, 2014
This might be Walton's best game of the season. He's been very steady.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) January 26, 2014
Absolutely going max Blue with @MattVogrich13!— Zack Novak (@novak3159) January 26, 2014
Michigan is 11/19 from 3 on the road... that's how they win here, just like @novak3159 in 2011— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) January 26, 2014
If you're not watching this MSU vs Michigan basketball game, you're crazy. #B1G— Oscar Walekhwa™ (@theycallmewonka) January 26, 2014
Michigan is a legitimate national championship contender and probably the most underated team in college basketball— Zach Greenlese (@zachgreenlese) January 26, 2014
Keep making your free throws Blue!— Kevin Koger (@KogerNotKroger) January 26, 2014
Dickie V makin a lot of excuses on the Spartans' behalf right now— Drew Dileo (@TheRealDileo) January 26, 2014
Finish babyyyy!!! #GoBlue— Zoltan Mesko (@ZoltanMesko) January 26, 2014
Derrick Walton with a career high 16— Matt Shepard (@ShepMatt) January 26, 2014
Derrick Walton straight up won that 50-50 ball. He has been great down the stretch other than the late TO.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) January 26, 2014
〽️〽️〽️〽️〽️〽️〽️LETS GO BLUEEEEE— Tim Hardaway Jr (@T_HardJR) January 26, 2014
Michigan has hit 12 straight FTs down the stretch. That is poise. Up 76-70 with 25 ticks left.— Bob Wojnowski (@bobwojnowski) January 26, 2014
Harris has hit tough shots all night. Most have been well defended. Nothing better LeVert could've done there.— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) January 26, 2014
Postgame:
You will be able to hear a tree fall in the forest tonight in East Lansing! #HAIL— Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) January 26, 2014
Let's go blue! Get it done boys! @SpikeAlbrecht @MitchMcGary4 @G_R_III @JustJMo— Taylor Lewan (@TaylorLewan77) January 26, 2014
Michigan now 7-0 in Big Ten play, minus Mitch McGary, the year after Burke/Hardaway leave…so impressive.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) January 26, 2014
That's just so awesome, a very proud alum. Enjoy tonight guys— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) January 26, 2014
HAIL! Michigan beats State! WOOOOOO SPORTS— Clif Reeder (@clifreeder) January 26, 2014
Michigan basketball is on a roll!! Always a good win beating little brother.— Troy Woolfolk (@TWoolf29) January 26, 2014
Congrats @umichbball! #GoBlue #Roadwin— Doug Nussmeier (@CoachDNuss) January 26, 2014
Michigan is 7-0 in the Big Ten. It has road wins over 3 of the top 4 in B1G play. Just an absolutely unreal beginning to conference play.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) January 26, 2014
One very sad Michigan State fan is standing alone yelling "GO GREEN" and no one is placating him with a pity "Go White"— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) January 26, 2014
Michigan just won its third straight game over a Top 10 team, which is basically the equivalent of going from the Sweet 16 to the title game— Adam Jacobi (@Adam_Jacobi) January 26, 2014
Izzo: " Well, guys. You wanted a rivalry and you wanted two good teams. I guess we got what we've been asking for."— Andy Reid (@AReid_Wolverine) January 26, 2014
Expand the @UMMaizeRage in the lower bowl, then. MT @d_wasserman Dave Brandon calls Breslin's atmosphere "incredible." Says, "I'm jealous."— Michael Proppe (@mikeproppe) January 26, 2014
Stunning this three game stretch, especially for a team that lacked an elite road win in years. Now bounced No. 3 twice in a week.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) January 26, 2014
We got you, @MitchMcGary4 pic.twitter.com/x5hsmh9rfw— Maize Rage (@UMMaizeRage) January 26, 2014
If you see interesting, funny or compelling Tweets during any of Michigan's future games, please alert @AReid_Wolverine, and they will be featured in that edition of Tweet Up.
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