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No. 21 Minnesota beats bad-shooting No. 17 Mich. St.

Marcus Carr scored 19 points and dished out five assists for the Gophers, who held the sputtering Spartans to 25.7% shooting while outrebounding them 52-36.
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Minnesota's Marcus Carr (5) high-fives teammate Liam Robbins (0) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Michigan State, Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Minnesota won 81-56. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

MINNEAPOLIS — Liam Robbins had 18 points, nine rebounds and three blocks to lead a stifling effort by No. 21 Minnesota on defense to beat No. 17 Michigan State 81-56.

Marcus Carr scored 19 points and dished out five assists for the Gophers, who held the sputtering Spartans to 25.7% shooting while outrebounding them 52-36.

Minnesota improved to 8-1 overall and 2-1 in Big Ten play. Aaron Henry came off the bench for Michigan State and had 11 points and three assists. The Spartans fell to 6-3 overall and are 0-3 in Big Ten play for the first time in 19 years.