The Maryland men's basketball team lost at No. 1-ranked Michigan State, 91-61, Jan. 4. The Terps dropped to 13-4 overall and 2-2 in the Big Ten. Here are four observations on the loss:
1. The Spartans looked every bit of a national title contender.
The game was tied at 29 with less than six minutes to go in the first half thanks in part to hot shooting from Maryland sophomore Kevin Huerter. But Michigan State finished the half on a 15-3 run -- and the game on a 62-32 run -- en route to its 15th win of the season.