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No. 11 Michigan State men's basketball stays put in latest AP poll

November 19, 2018
Freshman forward Gabe Brown (13), senior guard Matt McQuaid (21) and junior guard Cassius Winston (5) cheer during the game against Tenessee Tech on Nov. 18, 2018 at the Breslin Center. The Spartans beat the Golden Eagles, 101-33.
Freshman forward Gabe Brown (13), senior guard Matt McQuaid (21) and junior guard Cassius Winston (5) cheer during the game against Tenessee Tech on Nov. 18, 2018 at the Breslin Center. The Spartans beat the Golden Eagles, 101-33. —
Photo by Sylvia Jarrus | The State News

The Michigan State men's basketball team stood pat at No. 11 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll released early Monday afternoon after going 2-0 last week. The Spartans' two wins came from topping Louisiana Monroe 80-59 last Wednesday and dominating Tennessee Tech 101-33 to close out the weekend.

In-state rival University of Michigan jumped MSU in the rankings, moving up nine spots to No. 9 after beating then-No. 8 Villanova by 27 points last week. As for other Big Ten teams, No. 20 Iowa, No. 23 Ohio State and No. 25 Wisconsin found themselves in the rankings for the first time this season, while No. 24 Purdue dropped one spot. Other Big Ten teams receiving votes were Nebraska (98), Indiana (74) and Maryland (56). 

The complete AP poll is listed below:

1. Duke

2. Kansas

3. Gonzaga

4. Virginia

5. Tennessee

6. Nevada

7. North Carolina

8. Auburn

9. Michigan

10. Kentucky

11. Michigan State

12. Kansas State

13. Virginia Tech

14. Florida State

15. Mississippi State

16. Clemson

17. UCLA

18. TCU

19. LSU

20. Iowa

21. Oregon

22. Buffalo

23. Ohio State

24. Purdue

25. Wisconsin

The Spartans will now prepare for their Thanksgiving Day matchup against UCLA at the 2018 Continental Tire Las Vegas Invitational. Tipoff is scheduled for 10 p.m. EST at Orleans Arena.

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