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Big Ten Tournament - Michigan State vs Northwestern Final: 67-51 - Recap

Michigan State grabbed a 67-51 win over Northwestern on Friday, behind a 16-point effort from Branden Dawson at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.

Michigan State was a 14.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Gary Harris had 13 points for Michigan State and Travis Trice chipped in with 9 points. Denzel Valentine had 4 assists for them, while Branden Dawson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 9 boards.

Northwestern got 21 points from Drew Crawford in a losing cause and another 10 points from Alex Olah. Tre Demps contributed 5 assists for them, while Tre Demps had 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Michigan State were victorious, as the score was 40-22 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Michigan State as they grabbed 40 boards, while Northwestern only had 24.