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Monday, February 8, 2016


It seems like ages ago when the Michigan fan-base was trumpeting their pride in a (dare I say it?) FLUKEY pair of three-game win-streaks against Michigan State in Men's Basketball. These folks reached fever-pitch when they could claim "six-out-of-the-last-nine" wins over MSU. We always respected the fact that UM did win those games, but we thought it was a bit premature to start talking about John Beilein taking over the State and forcing Tom Izzo into retirement.

We saw that each of those three-game win-streaks included a one-point victory, and all the wins were by single-digits. We couldn't help but notice that most of those six victories came with one or more Spartans injured and unavailable, usually from the starting lineup. And four of the six wins were in games played in Ann Arbor. But mathematically, there was nothing we could do to shut down their noise except wait for our team to get back on the winning track against the Wolverines.

The rivalry series is back in order!

Four straight (double-digit) wins by Michigan State
have left Michigan with no more win-streaks to shout about.

We recently summarized the last 25 games between the two teams to see the macro-picture of the rivalry series. Now we take a micro-picture of the "streaks" by both teams over that 25-game span, covering the last 13 years. Take a look at the list below to see every streak up to 25 starting from NOW.

The last 25 games are arranged in reverse-chronological order, with the most recent game at the top. The bolded text shows what the streak is, for either team, as of TODAY. There is no longer any need to cherry-pick the number of games to be described, as all 25 are listed below. Those who wish to count up the last four, or the last 13, or the last 22, or whatever, may simply refer to this list:

  1. MSU - 1 of the last 1 (2-6-16) MSU by 16
  2. MSU - 2 of the last 2  (2-17-15) MSU by 13
  3. MSU - 3 of the last 3  (2-01-15) MSU by 10
  4. MSU - 4 of the last 4  (3-16-14) MSU by 14
  5. MSU - 4 of the last 5  (2-23-14) UM by 9
  6. MSU - 4 of the last 6  (1-25-14) UM by 5
  7. MSU - 4 of the last 7 (3-03-13) UM by 1
  8. MSU - 5 of the last 8  (2-12-13) MSU by 23
  9. MSU - 6 of the last 9  (2-05-12) MSU by 10
  10. MSU - 6 of the last 10  (1-17-12) UM by 1
  11. MSU - 6 of the last 11  (3-05-11) UM by 7
  12. Tied  - 6 of the last 12  (1-27-11) UM by 4
  13. MSU - 7 of the last 13  (3-07-10) MSU by 16
  14. MSU - 8 of the last 14  (1-26-10) MSU by 1
  15. MSU - 9 of the last 15  (2-10-09) MSU by 12
  16. MSU - 10 of the last 16  (1-27-08) MSU by 15
  17. MSU - 10 of the last 17  (2-27-07) UM by 11
  18. MSU - 11 of the last 18  (2-13-07) MSU by 15
  19. MSU - 12 of the last 19  (2-18-06) MSU by 19
  20. MSU - 12 of the last 20  (1-25-06) UM by 5
  21. MSU - 13 of the last 21  (2-12-05) MSU by 15
  22. MSU - 14 of the last 22  (1-27-05) MSU by 11
  23. MSU - 15 of the last 23  (2-24-04) MSU by 3
  24. MSU - 16 of the last 24  (1-17-04) MSU by 17
  25. MSU - 16 of the last 25  (1-26-03) UM by 2

Did you notice? The Wolverines have no more win-streaks in recent history! The best claim they can make is that the series is TIED over the last 12 games.

There is only one "streak" going back 25 games
in which Michigan State does not lead Michigan.

- - - Over the last 12 games, the series is tied, 6-6 - - -

The other 24 "measuring-sticks"

We call for an end to the prideful boasting and arrogance from Ann Arbor. Congratulations to them and their team when they win a game or two, and for bringing their program up to "par" with the rest of the conference. We don't need to laugh at them for having a down season now and then, but they really ought to shut up about their rare and narrow wins over MSU.


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  1. Over the last 11 games, the series is tied, 6-6


    Over the last 12 games, the series is tied, 6-6

    Better. :-)

    1. YIKES! Thanks, 76, for catching that. It was a "copy-and-paste leftover" that I didn't update. I agree, your version is better.

      Kinda' crazy, though, isn't it? After barking about their rare wins so loudly, they are actually plum-out of streaks to holler about. Their first "streak" would probably start in the early 90s, but I'm not going back to count it up. I can say that the games from about 26-40 (ago) are massively tilted towards MSU, so they really would have to go back far to find even a one-game lead by streak counting.


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