Michigan State basketball sets program record for best start with win over Minnesota

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Michigan State basketball made program history Tuesday night.

The Spartans routed Minnesota, 87-57, in Minneapolis to push their record to 25-3. It’s the best mark through 28 games the storied program has ever had.

Michigan State’s previous best start this late in a season came during the 2000-2001 campaign when the program went 24-4. Tom Izzo’s team faltered in its 28th game that season, losing to Penn State in the Big Ten Tournament.

The No. 2 Spartans did not come close to the losing end Tuesday night. Freshman Jaren Jackson Jr. scored a career-best 27 points and Michigan State led by 18 at halftime over Minnesota. The win made Michigan State 13-2 in the Big Ten, putting the squad just a half-game behind No. 8 Ohio State for the top spot in the conference.

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Michigan State will have a good chance to improve on its record-setting start. The Spartans’ last three regular season games come against Northwestern, Illinois and Wisconsin. Those teams currently have a combined Big Ten record of 12-29.

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