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Winston leads No. 8 Michigan St to 74-58 win over Minnesota

Michigan State's Cassis Winston, left, is pressured by Minnesota's Marcus Carr during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game. Photo: AP/Al Goldis
Michigan State's Cassis Winston, left, is pressured by Minnesota's Marcus Carr during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game.

Updated: January 09, 2020 10:29 PM

Cassius Winston scored 18 of his 27 points in the second half to lead No. 8 Michigan State to a 74-58 win over Minnesota. Xavier Tillman finished with 19 points, a career-high 16 rebounds and five blocks for Michigan State.

The Spartans led by just four points at halftime before pulling away for their eighth straight win Thursday night.

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They stayed atop the Big Ten standings as the only team without a conference loss.

The Golden Gophers were very competitive in the first half, which had five lead changes and five ties. Minnesota's Daniel Oturu had 22 points.

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