The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry has developed into one of the premier rivalries in college basketball and Michigan State Spartans vs. Michigan Wolverines tickets grant access to one of the top games in the Big Ten every season. The Spartans-Wolverines basketball series dates back to 1909, and has been one of the most closely contested rivalries in the country since then. The Wolverines owned the series in the early years of the game, but the Spartans have been exceptionally successful since the late 1990’s and have been in control of the game since then.
The Michigan-Michigan State rivalry often has major implications in the Big Ten title hunt, as both teams have won over a dozen Big Ten titles through the years. While Michigan has often been considered a basketball state, the rivalry between the Spartans-Wolverines has built up the basketball following in the State, and is one of the biggest sporting events in Michigan every year.
Few in-state rivalries consist of two teams with national championship aspirations, with Michigan State-Michigan standing as one of the few that does. Both the Wolverines and Spartans are known for pulling in top talent from the Midwest and nationwide every season. Michigan-Michigan State tickets grant access to a hotly contests back and for battle for supremacy in the State of Michigan.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at Crisler Center (Ann Arbor, MI) Spartans 80, Wolverines 67 A year after getting swept by the Wolverines, Michigan State was looking to return the favor, and win in Ann Arbor for the first time since 2010. The Wolverines still had hopes of finishing with a good seed for the Big Ten tournament, and wanted to keep their home winning streak over their rivals intact. Michigan State came out and put their stamp on the game from the get go, scoring 38 first half points, and taking a 15 point lead into halftime. Spartans forward Branden Dawson scored a game high 23 points, leading the Spartans to a 2nd win over Michigan in 2015.
Sunday, February 1, 2015 at Breslin Center (East Lansing, MI) Spartans 76, Wolverines 66Both Michigan State and Michigan entered their first matchup in 2015, hoping to right the ship and move closer to a Big Ten title. Michigan came in sporting a 3 game win over the Spartans and looked to make it a 2nd straight in East Lansing. The game turned out to be a thriller, with Michigan and Michigan State trading blows throughout the game. Michigan’s Max Bielfeldt hit a layup with 20 seconds left in the game to send it to overtime. However, once in overtime, it was all Michigan State, with the Spartans scoring 10 unanswered points to beat their rival for the first time since 2013.