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Northwestern blitzes MSU in stunning upset, 79-65

Tom Izzo
Posted at 8:02 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 08:02:59-05

EVANSTON, ILL (AP) — Boo Buie scored a career-high 30 points and Northwestern beat Michigan State for the first time in almost a decade, topping the No. 4 Spartans 79-65.

Pete Nance added 15 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in Northwestern's biggest win since its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 2017.

Freshman Ty Berry had 12 points in the Big Ten opener for each school, including three of the Wildcats' 10 3-pointers.

Northwestern stopped a 12-game slide in the series with its first victory over Michigan State since Jan. 14, 2012.