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Banner up: Michigan powers by Michigan State 69-50, clinches Big Ten regular-season crown

Ann Arbor — Michigan wasn’t going to waste another chance to secure the Big Ten crown.

Not after getting run over by Illinois. Not on Senior Night. And especially not against rival Michigan State.

The No. 2 Wolverines refused to be denied as they dominated the second half to bury the Spartans, 69-50, in a foul-filled, wire-to-wire victory Thursday at Crisler Center.

With the win, Michigan clinched its first regular-season conference title since 2013-14 and 15th in program history. The Wolverines also locked down the No. 1 seed for next week’s Big Ten tournament in Indianapolis.