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Saturday, February 6, 2016


Another rivalry basketball game has come and gone, and another blowout by Michigan State against Michigan. That game had all of the excitement of a mid-afternoon nap.

When the Wolverines wake up, they will see themselves on the short-end of a long streak of wins by the Spartans. In this article, we take a look at the last 25 games in the series.

Our 25-game span covers 14 years, a time-frame that offers a good mid-range view of the series. Some would like a shorter viewpoint, so we've broken those 25 games into five sequential five-game sets. (You can get a good sense of the series by viewing it in five-game intervals.)

Here are the outcomes of the last 25 games between MSU and UM in Men's Basketball, listed in chronological order with the winner and final margin (bottom = most recent):

(1-26-03) UM by 2
(1-17-04) MSU by 17
(2-24-04) MSU by 3
(1-27-05) MSU by 11
(2-12-05) MSU by 15
  • MSU 4-1 in games
  • MSU +44 points

(1-25-06) UM by 5
(2-18-06) MSU by 19
(2-13-07) MSU by 15
(2-27-07) UM by 11
(1-27-08) MSU by 15
  • MSU 3-2 in games
  • MSU +33 points

(2-10-09) MSU by 12
(1-26-10) MSU by 1
(3-07-10) MSU by 16
(1-27-11) UM by 4
(3-05-11) UM by 7
  • MSU 3-2 in games
  • MSU +18 points

(1-17-12) UM by 1
(2-05-12) MSU by 10
(2-12-13) MSU by 23
(3-03-13) UM by 1
(1-25-14) UM by 5
  • UM 3-2 in games
  • MSU +26 points

(2-23-14) UM by 9
(3-16-14) MSU by 14
(2-01-15) MSU by 10
(2-17-15) MSU by 13
(2-06-16) MSU by 16
  • MSU 4-1 in games
  • MSU +42 points

Michigan scored a pair of three-game win streaks from 2011 through 2014, each of which included a one-point UM victory. If those one-point wins had been switched, the Wolverines would have lost eight of the last ten, rather than winning four of the last ten. That's a very small margin for arrogant boasting!

Here are a few other things we can conclude from reviewing the list of actual games played:
  • Over the last 10 games, MSU leads, 6-4 (and the Spartans have outscored the Wolverines by 68 points).
  • Over the last 15 games, MSU leads UM 9-6 (outscoring them by 86 points).
  • Over the last 20 games, MSU leads UM 12-8 (outscoring them by 119 points).
  • Over the last 25 games, MSU leads UM 16-9 (outscoring them by 163 points). The Spartans have had at least one double-digit victory during all but two calendar years since that time (2003, 2011).
  • The Wolverines have won by double-digits over the Spartans only one time since Monica Lewinsky became a household name, and that one game was nine years ago.
  • Four of the last six UM wins have been by five points or less.
  • The last seven MSU wins have been by double-digit margins.
  • 13 of the last 14 MSU wins over UM have been by double-digit margins.


 ****** The purpose of this web site is to expose the mainstream media bias that consistently portrays Michigan in a favorable light under any and all circumstances. We present current facts and review historical records to show that UM is not all they are cracked up to be. This process involves information that is negative by nature, offered as a counter-balance to the biased picture we all see on a regular basis in the mainstream media. These negative facts may involve Wolverine teams, players, coaches, administrators, and/or fans. We are here to prove that Michigan is NOT AS DIFFERENT as they want us all to believe.

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