The MSU women’s basketball team welcomed first-year Michigan coach Kim Barnes Arico to the in-state rivalry in overwhelming fashion Monday night.
Once the Spartans overcame a poor shooting stretch at the beginning the game, the rout was on.
MSU (18-4 overall, 6-3 Big Ten) took advantage of an explosive run in the second half to down rival Michigan (16-6, 5-4) for the 12th consecutive time, 61-46.
“I think Michigan State is the program that sets the bar, obviously, for the state of Michigan,” Barnes Arico said.
“They have a great fan base.