The Daily sat down with Michigan State forward Matt Costello at Big Ten Media Day in October to chat about the in-state rivalry, Crisler Center’s environment and the picture of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh wearing an Izzone t-shirt.
In-state status may be fueling Michigan State on Saturday, but it certainly won’t be Michigan's main source of energy.
In the 18 minutes Bielfeldt played, his Hoosiers outscored the Michigan men’s basketball team by 25.
Indiana used a 28-0 run that stretched from the 9:05 mark in the first half to the 18:36 mark in the second to cruise to an 80-67 win.
Bielfeldt, who is finishing out his college eligibility with Indiana as a graduate transfer, will return to Ann Arbor when Michigan hosts the Hoosiers on Tuesday.
Sitting at exactly the midway point in conference play, the Wolverines face a two-game stretch of top-25 talent.
In its first real taste of exclusively Big Ten action — Michigan played two non-conference games at MSG in 2012 — the five boroughs showed it could be a great spot for this Power Five conference.
Abdur-Rahkman’s impeccable post awareness isn’t a new sight for the Wolverines, but it was especially helpful in a game where the Wolverines made just six 3-pointers
After the Wolverines controlled most of the game, the Nittany Lions gave them a late scare.
The Wolverines are 17-11 all-time at Madison Square Garden.