NCAA Men's Basketball

Spartans end Nebraska's 20-game home run

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Cassius Winston scored a career-high 29 points, Nick Ward added 15 and sixth-ranked Michigan State pulled away from Nebraska late for a 70-64 win Thursday night.

Michigan State (16-2, 7-0) relied on tough defense to extend its school-record Big Ten winning streak to 19 games. The Cornhuskers (13-5, 3-4) had their school-record 20-game home win streak end.

The Spartans led by 12 points in the final 2 minutes, but Nebraska cut the lead to four twice before Matt McQuaid made a pair of free throws for his first points with 14.2 seconds to put the game away.

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1 Duke14-2
2 Michigan17-0
3 Tennessee15-1
4 Virginia16-0
5 Gonzaga16-2
6 Michigan State15-2
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1 Kansas15-2
2 Oklahoma13-4
3 Duke14-2
4 Tennessee15-1
5 Virginia16-0
6 Michigan17-0
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8 LSU13-3
9 Nevada17-1
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