Published January 25, 2012
| Sports Network
East Lansing, MI – As the final seconds wound down at the Breslin Center, Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo was seen trying to fight back tears on the Spartans' bench.
Branden Dawson netted 16 points for the Spartans (17-4, 6-2 Big Ten), who have won two straight following a two-game skid.
Rodney Williams had 15 points to lead Minnesota (15-6, 3-5), which had its three-game winning streak snapped.