The two power forwards combined for 29 points and eight rebounds with some strong defense, puting away their arch-rivals.
The roars that echoed throughout the rafters of the Breslin Center came frequently and punctuated every big moment for Michigan State in the comfortable 16-point victory.
Coming off a loss, the Spartans engineered a strong response in an emotionally charged rivalry game.
After their first game on Jan. 8 was cancelled, the Spartans are matched up against a Wolverines squad riding a 3-game win streak.
A dysfunctional early attack and a tough shooting night hamstrung the Spartans comeback bid against the Illini.
“What do I think Max Christie will do from here?” Izzo said. “He'll watch the tape on the way home on the plane. He'll probably get up at 6:30 and be in there shooting."
Despite a ferocious comeback, MSU fell to Illinois on the road due to poor offensive first half.
Bingham said the bad performance has lit a fire under him to come out and make a statement for the rest of the season going forward.
Michigan State will need another strong offensive performance similar to the game against Wisconsin if it wants to find more success on the road against the Fighting Illini.
The sophomore point guard put together maybe his most meaningful stretch of basketball at the perfect time for the Spartans.
The Spartans came up with one of their most inspired performances of the season to trounce a difficult opponent in a hostile environment.