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Purdue defense bottles up No. 8 Spartans in 71-42 upset

The Spartans' eight-game winning streak came to an end.
Credit: AP
Michigan State guard Cassius Winston (5) shoots between Purdue guard Eric Hunter Jr. (2) and center Matt Haarms (32) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in West Lafayette, Ind., Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue got 16 points from Trevion Williams and relied on a staunch defense to pull off a 71-42 upset over No. 8 Michigan State.

The victory ends the Boilermakers' two-game losing streak.

It's also Purdue's second victory over a Top 10 foe this season and its 15th consecutive home win over a Big Ten opponent.

Cassius Winston led the Spartans with 10 points but also had nine turnovers. 

The Spartans' eight-game winning streak came to an end. Michigan State finished with a season-low point total and lost for the first time since Dec. 3. 

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