Sixth-ranked Michigan State defeated Illinois, 87-74 at State Farm Center in Champaign Monday night.  Spartans sophomore Miles Bridges had a game-high 31 points.  Illinois got a career-high 27 points from Kipper Nichols in a losing cause. 

 

Michigan State (18-3) 6-2, Big Ten

*Illinois (10-11) 0-8, Big Ten -- ties Illinois' worst conference

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Fighting Illini notes:

Trent Frazier - 13 pts, Leron Black - 12 pts 

Illini three-pointers - 8-for-28

Rebounds: 37-15, Michigan State