NCAA Basketball

Spartans end Nebraska's 20-game home run

(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Four nights after Tom Izzo called out Cassius Winston for his poor play in Michigan State's previous game, the Spartans' star point guard responded better than his coach would have expected.

Winston scored a career-high 29 points to go over 1,000 for his career, had six assists and played tough defense on Glynn Watson Jr. while leading No. 6 Michigan State past Nebraska 70-64 on Thursday night.

"I told him before the game, `You're going to get measured on how you bounce back,' " Izzo said.

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