MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gabe Brown, Malik Hall and Tyson Walker scored 15 points apiece for 19th-ranked Michigan State in a 75-67 victory over Minnesota.
This was the first Big Ten opener for Gophers coach Ben Johnson and the 27th for Spartans coach Tom Izzo.
Brown had three 3-pointers as the Spartans went 10 for 21 from deep.
The Gophers entered the game with the best 3-point defense in the nation at 23.1% allowed.
The Spartans improved to 8-2 overall. The Gophers dropped to 7-1.
Eric Curry had a career-high 18 points for Minnesota.