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Michigan–Michigan State men’s basketball rivalry

The Michigan—Michigan State basketball rivalry is a school basketball competition between Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball and Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball that’s part of their larger intrastate rivalry between the University of Michigan and Michigan State University that exists across a wide spectrum of jobs including their overall athletic programs: Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans. On the field, the athletic competition includes the Paul Bunyan Trophy along with the Michigan—Michigan State ice hockey rivalry, but extends to almost all sports and several different types of accomplishment. Both teams are members of the Big Ten Conference. The rivalry was evidenced both on the court and off the court. One of the off the court elements of the rivalry, recruiting of basketball talent has resulted in battles, the most notable of which turned to the University of Michigan Football scandal, the investigation of which started when both colleges sought the professional services of Mateen Cleaves.
Michigan now leads the show, which started on January 9, 1909. As a result of the Big Ten moving to 11 teams with the inclusion of Penn State, teams were not guaranteed two matches against every other. Accordingly, the colleges chose to play 1 game that didn’t count as a conference game in 1997. When the Big Ten went into a 20-game conference program in 2018—19, the conference declared that the teams would always play each other twice in each season.
A 1996 rollover injury throughout Michigan’s recruitment of Mateen Cleaves led to some long investigation surrounding the University of Michigan basketball scandal. Cleaves eventually matriculated at Michigan State.
Regardless of the intense competition for basketball recruits and resources and the intensity of the competition in different sports, the competition had not been extreme (as measured by rankings) on the basketball court until the 2010s when the teams met seven days in a row as ranked opponents.
On February 12, 2013, for the very first time in the series’ 170-game history, dating back to 1909, the groups met while both were rated in the Top 10. The Spartans (20—4, 9—2 Big Ten) were rated No. 8 in both the AP Top 25 Poll and USA Today Coaches Poll, while the Wolverines (21—3, 8—3 Big Ten) came in ranked No. 4 in the AP poll and No. 5 in the coaches poll. Michigan State won the game in the Breslin Center, 75—52. The following month, both teams were again ranked in the Top 10, now Michigan was on the winning end of a game played in the Crisler Center, by a score of 58—57.
Indiana Mr. Basketball for 2012, Gary Harris, also 2013 Indiana Mr. Basketball Zak Irvin were teammates in Hamilton Southeastern High School, but Irvin signed with Michigan after Harris had united Michigan State. Both were best friends from third grade through high school and even wagered on the January 17, 2012 game in high school following both had committed to distinct basketball applications, with Harris needing to wear Maize and Blue to get a day as a result.

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