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Tweet Up: Michigan State 69, Michigan 55

The Wolverines dropped the Big Ten Tournament title game to Michigan State, 69-55, Sunday afternoon. This is a chronological timeline of how the game played out on Twitter:
First Half:
Game. On. #BeatState https://t.co/RlTygbTn2O— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 16, 2014
There is a vibe in here today. Building is packed and jumping. Air smells like a rivalry. #MarchGoosebumps— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 16, 2014
.@umichbball is playing their 2 rivals OSU and MSU on back to back days for the first time since 1919-20 season.— Tracy Wolfson (@tracywolfson) March 16, 2014
Love the pageantry here. Rival schools well represented, both bands going head to head. Awesome scene— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 16, 2014
MSU has never defeated Michigan in these green "Spartans" jerseys.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
MSU D matchups. Dawson on Robinson. Harris on Stauskas. Valentine on LeVert. And Stauskas opens with a bomb.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
Early goggles from Stauskas.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Foul on Jordan Morgan at 18:45 mark...I'd just assume it was on the pregame stat sheet that way.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
Is there a more confident/cocky player in America than Nik Stauskas? #Michigan— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 16, 2014
pic.twitter.com/NEUYIOxJsP— MVictors (@MVictors) March 16, 2014
Two quick calls on Michigan's big men battling inside. We'll see if it's consistent.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 16, 2014
Immediate fouls on Morgan and Horford. Great.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Well, get Max Bielfeldt ready.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
Can't step into the shooter like that if you're Horford, but maaaaaaaaaaan if the game is gonna get called like this it'll be brutal.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Beilein to Horford "You owe it to this team not to do this." Was getting on him for not keeping hands straight up— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 16, 2014
Branden Dawson matched up with Glenn Robinson III in clash of NW Indiana products. No doubt, #Purdue and #Hoosiers wish they had these guys.— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 16, 2014
Great job by Glenn Robinson III to drive right at Branden Dawson. Gets a foul on him.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
On a day full of speculation, my best guess: Michigan gets the fourth No. 1 seed regardless of the outcome.— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 16, 2014
Walton is animated. Huge crossover there— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 16, 2014
Explosive plays early. Harris with the wrap-around dunk in transition. Derrick Walton with a strong drive and one on Valentine.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
Of note: Payne was EXHAUSTED the last time these two teams played. Also 3rd game in 3 days— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Tom Izzo's plan to sub Payne every few minutes is going to backfire. Payne will get winded walking to and from the bench.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
MSU needs to get up quicker when going in the post. Waiting to react to the defense. Dawson did well there.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
Dawson in the post on Robinson, nice move and touch, gets the bucket -- and of course, the foul. Officials starring early.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
Michigan is so talented, but I don't know how long I'll be able to trust their defense on my bracket.— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOzone) March 16, 2014
Are these the best morons the Big Ten could find in a dumpster outside the arena? No. They are second choice morons.— mgoblog (@mgoblog) March 16, 2014
Ask anyone at practice who has the strongest chest to go through on UM and you get one name: Moose @MaxBielfeldt— Josh Bartelstein (@Jbart20) March 16, 2014
Michigan is No. 3 nationally in preventing opponents from getting to the FT line. MSU is No. 322 at getting there. U-M w/ 4 fouls already.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
I vote for Derrick Walton to pretend he's playing against Michigan State every game.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
*make-up whistle* *make-up make-up whistle* *whistle* RT @HeckAtTOC *whistle* *whistle* *whistle* *whistle* *whistle*— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 16, 2014
Bielfeldt getting his money's worth, apparently.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Michigan chucking away. 7 of 8 shots have been 3-point attempts.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 16, 2014
Looks like Michigan is living from the outside...and shots aren't falling the way they did against Ohio State.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
Max Bielfeldt with a fantastic few minutes for Michigan there. Might go unnoticed afterward but did everything he could.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 16, 2014
10-0 run for the Spartans gives them a 16-9 lead with 11:51 to play in the first— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 16, 2014
MSU getting into U-M defensively on the perimeter. Appling on LeVert there. Harris on Stauskas. Dawson on Irvin.— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) March 16, 2014
Michigan's turned the ball over on three of their 11 possessions. Can't afford to do that.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Hearing on the telecast that Michigan State has battled injuries this season. Does anyone have a link?— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
Just ignoring 35 seconds of hand checking.— mgoblog (@mgoblog) March 16, 2014
@AceAnbender The refs have been instructed to call this game so randomly so that the committee's only option is to ignore the outcome.— HOCKEYBEAR (@AKHockeyBear) March 16, 2014
One foul on Payne and Morgan each. They're on each other. Second on either could be big.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
Beilein going at Kitts while the play goes on for that travel and Stauskas, while on defense, turns to Beilein and yells, "STOP!"— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 16, 2014
John Beilein is telling the ref that was the wrong call on the travel. Ref tells Beilein, "That's it." Guess who won that argument?— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
Huge moment there. Robinson gets the step on Dawson again, draws the foul again. Dawson will sit with 9:58 left in the first half.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
Love the aggressiveness from GRIII. With game being called this tight, the more drives to the hoop, the better.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Branden Dawson will be sidelined with foul trouble, a far less embarrassing reason to sit than table punching.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
And awful job by Jordan Morgan of picking up his second foul on an Adreian Payne jumper.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 16, 2014
Beilein got a tech. He screamed at Kitts that it was a travel on Appling. Kitts had had enough.— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 16, 2014
Beilein wanted a travel on Appling and replay shows he could be right. Beilein got right in the refs face. Wow.— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 16, 2014
Beilein got a tech at MSU in 2012. Almost did in EL this year. Doesn't happen much.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
The ref told Beilein to stop last time down... I guess he didn't listen. #B1Gchampionship— Ryan Slocum (@Sloc12) March 16, 2014
You had to know Stauskas 3 attempt was coming. Bucket and the foul. Valentine has his second.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
Nik Stauskas channeling his inner Jamal Crawford. #FourPointPlay— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
With Aaron Craft out of the Big Ten Tournament, the CBS announcers have decided to redirect all obnoxious, loving commentary to MSU.— Courtney Ratkowiak (@courtneyratkowi) March 16, 2014
Michigan needs to do a better job on the def. glass, MSU grabbing 57% of misses. Offensively, just drive now that both teams are in bonus.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 16, 2014
13 fouls in 12 minutes. This is fun to watch. Anytime more than 40 fouls in game, refs should be reviewed before officiating again.— Graham Couch (@Graham_Couch) March 16, 2014
I just realized that Nik Stauskas is every player I ever created as myself in basketball video games.— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOzone) March 16, 2014
Shooters like @NStauskas11 don't come along often but when they do, man are they a joy to watch— Hunter Lochmann (@HunterLochmann) March 16, 2014
These two teams are not going to physically survive this game. They're going full Rocky IV right now.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 16, 2014
Michigan getting really aggressive on D, going for steals.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
Clutch, grab, hack and whack ball today, folks.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 16, 2014
Alvin Ellis losing it a bit out there. Michigan coming right back here at the foul line.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
Interesting decision for Beilein to go back to Horford with 2 fouls. And Michigan comes out in the 1-3-1 and promptly gets a steal.— Chris Solari (@chrissolari) March 16, 2014
Just watch. Anything goes in the second half. That's what makes these guys #B1G refs. Totally inconsistent.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 16, 2014
A "YES!" chant erupts from the MSU sections.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
Michigan dominated the points off turnovers in the second meeting -- might have been the difference. MSU doing it now.— Mike Wilson (@MikeWScout) March 16, 2014
Gotta play smarter basketball. Nothing else to analyze here.— Andrew Beilein (@AndrewBeilein) March 16, 2014
Michigan goes to 1-3-1 and MSU misses.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
Jon Horford picks up his third foul with 3:36 left.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
Michigan trainers talking to Jon Horford at end of bench.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 16, 2014
Michigan hasn't gotten a 50-50 ball all game. There's your difference.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
MSU is rebounding 60% of their misses. Morgan not being out there is killing U-M.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Max playing impressive defense given his disadvantages. U-M could do without the threes though.— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 16, 2014
Update from the #Selections Room: Committee is working off 2 contingencies right now. #SelectionSunday— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 16, 2014
Michigan being within single digits is a borderline miracle. Could end up like the game in EL -- Michigan just stuck around, got hot late.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
A Twitter search of "Russell Byeard" returned no results. It's like Michigan State fans just don't want it bad enough or something.— Mark Titus (@clubtrillion) March 16, 2014
Beilein hanging around on court to give it to the officials— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 16, 2014
Wow. Brutal last minute for Michigan right there.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Awful defense all around. Untimely gamble by GRIII, absolutely no idea what Bielfeldt was doing.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Michigan trailed by as many as 11 points in the first half. U-M has overcome double-digit deficits five times this season.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
Michigan is lucky to be in this one. Nothing inside, 28% on 3's, giving up 56 Oreb% turning it over on 20% of poss.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 16, 2014
What we learned in the first half: COME BACK JORDAN MORGAN WE MISS YOU.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 16, 2014
I imagine calls like this foul on Horford are what leads Beilein to getting a tech pic.twitter.com/EETDk4Q0fB— Dustin Johnston (@DJPhotoVideo) March 16, 2014
Guys, relax. I just changed my shirt for the second half. #GOBLUE pic.twitter.com/YagyAHXI5e— Andrew Beilein (@AndrewBeilein) March 16, 2014
Second Half:
My biggest key to victory in the second half for Michigan would be for the Wolverines to score 10 or more points than Michigan State.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
@detnewsRodBeard Can't win with Max Bielfeldt playing 12 minutes in the half. As nice a kid as he is.— Chris Balas (@Balas_Wolverine) March 16, 2014
Michigan getting housed now, and looking like it just wants to go home.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Michigan State come out in foot-on-throat mode. Michigan has to respond out of this timeout.— Brendan F. Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 16, 2014
Branden Dawson, doing it again. Grabs the offensive board, flips to Payne for a dunk. Then D board and nice, patient finish in transition.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
Why call a timeout? Appling just slapped the floor on defense -- a guarantee that Michigan would've scored.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
Spartans with biggest lead, 44-29. Michigan timeout, 17:10 left. Wolverines not hitting from outside early, and Spartans are running.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
This game is hitting that "danger zone" period. Can #Michigan slow down this freight train and get on track? #Spartans #B1GTourney— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 16, 2014
Michigan hasn't won a game in which it didn't score 1.100 PPP since the B1G opener vs. Minnesota. U-M well short of that right now.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
Floor slap results in... blocked shot.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
Well this is bad.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Surprised Michigan hasn't gone more zone today, but defense isn't necessarily the problem right now.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
If you're going to lay an egg in a tournament, I'd much prefer it be this one than the one that starts next week. That's the best I can do.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
1-3-1 look from Michigan, forces turnover of Michigan State. Timeout, Spartans on top 48-33— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 16, 2014
"Limping into the tourney"? C'mon. Michigan didn't even make it to the BTTsemis last year and was thisclose to a nat'l championship.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
Michigan just handing turnovers to MSU, team never does this.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Who stopped, exactly? RT @joerexrode Gary Harris is off the floor, walking gingerly. Just when we stopped talking about MSU injuries ...— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Better to have this game for Michigan today then next week.— Michael Spath (@Spath_Wolverine) March 16, 2014
Michigan has overcome deficits as large as 21 and 16 points this season. But U-M needs to get some stops if it wants to rally again.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
John Beilein's worst 1-3-1 nightmare there, a lob over the top.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Another offensive rebound for Michigan because of Morgan. Stauskas kept them floating in the first. Morgan in the second.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
MSU now 1-for-13 from deep (7.7%). Michigan 5-for-18 (27.8%) Tired legs.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
Didn't know that @daycheck3 had been working on his "in the cylinder" game...he's on fire.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
Got lucky there. Horford really tempting fate-keeps bringing his hands down instead of going straight up. Also not boxing out.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Gary Harris tried to come back into the game. It looked like Tom Izzo vetoed the move.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
Give credit to Michigan State. Play with this intensity going forward and they'll be hard to beat.— Michael Spath (@Spath_Wolverine) March 16, 2014
Gary Harris had a "dead arm" after getting hit on the left shoulder on a screen. That's not good.— Dave Hogg (@Stareagle) March 16, 2014
Stauskas' last field goal was at the 8:51 mark of first haf (the 4-pt play).— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
I know I said something about Michigan's D earlier, but this is more about U-M having a 37.8 eFG% - its lowest since playing Charlotte.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
Stauskas with no points, 5 misses this half.— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 16, 2014
Some dead legs out on that floor.— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) March 16, 2014
Mark Hollis at center court in the second row. Shouldn't he be in the committee room?— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) March 16, 2014
Still can't quite figure out why State is not ahead by 30.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) March 16, 2014
Travis Trice: Not Nik Stauskas.— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Michigan, it seems, is in the 1-3-1 after every make. Back to Beilein's WVU, early Mich days— Daniel Wasserman (@d_wasserman) March 16, 2014
Is it windy in Indianapolis? The shooting today. Woof.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 16, 2014
MSU is killing Michigan's 1-3-1 with baseline cuts.— Joe Stapleton (@joe_stapes) March 16, 2014
We're at the "blind haymakers" portion of the Rocky IV fight.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 16, 2014
If Michigan is still a #1 seed after this loss, it'd be the first #1 seed ever with eight losses entering the tournament.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
Michigan's full court press might need some work.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 16, 2014
This game might give both teams what they needed for a tournament run: a spark for MSU, and a wake-up call for UM.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) March 16, 2014
Caris LeVert's 2 of 9 w/ 3 turnovers. Tough go today.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Someone make it stop, please #goblue— Elliott Mealer (@el_mealer) March 16, 2014
16 of 50 now for Michigan on the afternoon.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) March 16, 2014
Someone make it stop, please #goblue— Elliott Mealer (@el_mealer) March 16, 2014
Well, 2 out of 3 ain't bad.— umtailgate (@umtailgate) March 16, 2014
"Just like football" chant. Took a while to break that one out this year.— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
MSU defense on Michigan best I've seen all year..every guy guarded his own...contested everything..deserving Champ..— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) March 16, 2014
Beilein walks back to the bench telling his team to "lose with class."— Neal Rothschild (@nrothschild3) March 16, 2014
There's no way a committee puts two teams in the same region who played THREE times in a year, right? Asking for a friend.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 16, 2014
This. Anything else is not a good look, M fans. RT @cdbarker Congratulations to Michigan State, the team no one wants to see in their region— Ace Anbender (@AceAnbender) March 16, 2014
Postgame:
Humility. RT @d_wasserman Beilein to the bench: "They beat us fair and square"— Kyle Bogenschutz (@KyleBogie) March 16, 2014
Michigan St. will win its fourth Big Ten Tournament title, improving to 4-0 in BTT championship games.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
Michigan falls to Michigan State in the Big Ten final, 69-55. Now we wait to see if Michigan gets a 1 or 2 seed.— Dylan Burkhardt (@umhoops) March 16, 2014
Tom Izzo: "We beat two great teams, both of them deserving of one seeds."— Nicole Auerbach (@NicoleAuerbach) March 16, 2014
MSU is now the first school to win the B1G Football and Basketball Championship Games in the same school year.— Scott Moore (@ScottMoore32660) March 16, 2014
Honest question: Has MSU announced when it will raise its 1-out-of-3 banner yet?— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
U-M and MSU showed genuine respect for each other in the handshake line. Nice to see the sportsmanship.— MGoShoe (@MGoShoe) March 16, 2014
As much as I would enjoy sending out a trolly tweet, I won't. MSU seems to have found the rhythm it wanted before the NCAAs.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
MSU celebrates, likely locking up a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan will have to wait and see.— Rod Beard (@detnewsRodBeard) March 16, 2014
No debating that one. Izzo's doing what Izzo does: Getting his team peaking for the tourney. Rule holds: 3 wins over rival almost impossible— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) March 16, 2014
Well that sucked. Time to rest up and make another Final Four run.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) March 16, 2014
Good game, Sparty. /sighs, reclines back in one-seed.— Bry Mac (@Bry_Mac) March 16, 2014
Shout-out to @UMMaizeRage for bringing it all tournament long. #GoBlue— Michigan Basketball (@umichbball) March 16, 2014
Michigan finished with a 37.0 eFG%. That's its second-lowest of the season. The worst: Charlotte with 35.2%.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
Stauskas, Harris, Payne, Ross and Dawson All-#B1GTourney. Dawson is MVP. #Spartans #Michigan #Buckeyes— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) March 16, 2014
First U-M player on All-BTT team since 1998. RT @MikeWScout: All-tournament team: Stauskas, Harris, Payne, Ross and MVP: Dawson.— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) March 16, 2014
The road is not over! #GoBlue #NCAATournament— Sasha Shaffer (@smamies) March 16, 2014
pic.twitter.com/QGV2rrsEWg— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) March 16, 2014
Still #GoBlue all day! Hard to beat a team 3 times in 1 year. Great rivalry and in state competition. Tourney time!— Ryan Van Bergen (@VanBergen53) March 16, 2014
And John Lithgow! RT @CEmmaScout Tom Izzo and Mark Dantonio, a pair of Big Ten champs. pic.twitter.com/ivvQQdH092— Tony Gerdeman (@GerdOzone) March 16, 2014
Idk why everyone is mad. We are killing them. TV must be showing something different #goblue pic.twitter.com/uN0VSkeocR— Mike Schofield (@SchoBlue75) March 16, 2014
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