Michigan State's win streak is over after 13 games. The sixth-ranked Spartans never led today against Purdue in West Lafayette, losing by the score of 73-63.
Purdue jumped out to a 37-19 halftime lead and took a 55-32 advantage with 13:16 to play. Sparked by star point guard Cassius Winston, Michigan State rallied furiously over the next eight minutes, trimming the lead to 60-56 with 5:16 left.
However, Purdue closed the game out down the stretch with clutch free-throw shooting.
Today was the fifth-straight win for the Boilermakers, who are now 14-6 overall and 7-2 in Big Ten play. Remarkably, it was Michigan State's first loss in its last 22 conference games.
Ryan Cline led Purdue in scoring with 17 points, including five three-pointers. Five Boilermakers scored in double-figures.
Michigan State will drop a few spots when the AP and Coaches polls are released tomorrow. Purdue, meanwhile, might find its way back into the rankings.
The Boilermakers stumbled earlier in the campaign, but are starting to look like the team they were expected to be before the season.