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‘I’m not a hater’: MSU game same as rest to UM’s Beilein

Bob Wojnowski, John Niyo and James Hawkins of The Detroit News look ahead to the Michigan-Michigan State game in East Lansing on Saturday. Detroit News

Ann Arbor – Michigan basketball coach John Beilein does not hate Michigan State. Never has. Never will.

That’s just not his style.

The in-state rivals – Michigan State is ranked No. 4 and Michigan is unranked – face each other on Saturday at the Breslin Center, in their only regular-season meeting of the year.

Beilein was asked about a comment Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has made about respecting, but not liking, Michigan’s program.