Upsets Michigan St
Score: Northwestern 79 Michigan St 65
Key Player: Boo Buie 30 points & 4 assists
How did it happen: Northwestern led throughout the game and had a 21 point lead in the second half. Every small run by the Spartans was met with solid offensive possessions by the Wildcats.
Bracket impact: The loss for Michigan St will be one that may hurt their seeding come March. The Spartans still are a top team in the Big 10. Northwestern becomes more than just a bottom feeder in the league and will be a tougher out than expected. This makes the league even more competitive. Look for 9-10 teams to make the tournament.
Northwestern @ Indiana – Dec 23
Michgan St hosts Wisconsin – Christmas Day