Number-11 Michigan State dropped their third straight game as they came up short against Nebraska 72-71 Wednesday night at the Breslin Center.
Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with 24 points, but missed a shot for the win as time expired. Eron Harris had 14 points and Deyonta Davis scored 13.
The Spartans are struggling in part because Bryn Forbes has lost his shooting touch, especially at home.
He was 1 of 8 against Nebraska and scored three points, one home game after going 0 for 5 and scoring just two points in a 17-point loss to Iowa.
Shavon Shields went off for 28 points as the Cornhuskers jumped to 12-and-8 and 4-and-3. MSU, 16-4 overall and 3-4 in the Big Ten, hosts seventh ranked Maryland Saturday.
The Michigan Wolverines topped Minnesota 74-69 at the Crisler Center Wednesday night.
Derrick Walton junior paced the Wolverines with 22 points, Zak Irvin had a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds and junior/sophomore guard Duncan Robinson added nine points.
Nate Mason led all scorers with 25 points on 9-of-16 shooting for the Gophers.
Michigan had a rough shooting night, finishing the game 23-of-63 (36.5 percent) from the floor.
U of M, 14-5 overall and 4-2 in Big Ten play, will take on Nebraska on the road Saturday.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports