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Al Goldis, Associated Press
Michigan State's Draymond Green, left, pulls down a rebound against Michigan's Jordan Morgan (52) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in East Lansing, Mich.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Draymond Green had 14 points and 16 rebounds to lead No. 9 Michigan State to a 64-54 win over No. 23 Michigan on Sunday, backing up his guarantee of a victory.

The Spartans (18-5, 7-3 Big Ten) ended a three-game skid in the rivalry and moved into sole possession of second place in the conference behind third-ranked Ohio State.

The Wolverines (17-7, 7-4) haven't won or lost consecutive games in nearly a month.

Green played, as he promised, with a sprained left knee and the senior had the best game of his career in the series.

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr. missed his first six shots and had a season-low four points. Teammate Trey Burke had made only one shot before his 3-pointer just before halftime pulled the Wolverines within eight points. He finished with 11 points.