Northwestern forward Drew Crawford (1) drives the ball against Michigan State guard Keith Appling (11) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Conference tournament Friday, March 14, 2014, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

Dawson, No. 22 Spartans top Northwestern

Branden Dawson had 16 points and Gary Harris added 13 points to lead No. 22 Michigan State to a 67-51 victory over Northwestern in the Big T…

Michigan head coach John Beilein waves the net after cutting it off following an 84-80 victory over Indiana in Ann Arbor, Mich., March 8, 2014, and winning the Big Ten regular season championship. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Stauskas, Beilein lead B1G awards

Michigan’s Nik Stauskas is the Big Ten’s Player of the Year, and head coach John Beilein was named by the media Coach of the Year.

Michigan guard Zak Irvin (21) defends Michigan State guard Denzel Valentine (45) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Michigan beats MSU 79-70 for league lead

Nik Stauskas scored 21 of his 25 points in the second half, and No. 20 Michigan beat No. 13 Michigan State 79-70 on Sunday to take over firs…

Michigan State's Adreian Payne shoots against Penn State during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Feb. 6, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Payne returns; MSU routs Penn State

Just another night in this injury-plagued season for Michigan State, which is still right there at the top of the Big Ten standings.

Michigan guard Zak Irvin celebrates a 3-point basket in the first half of an NCAA game against Nebraska in Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

U-M routs Nebraska

Freshman Zak Irvin scored all 16 of his points in the first half as No. 10 Michigan breezed to a 79-50 victory over Nebraska on Wednesday ni…

Michigan forward Jordan Morgan takes a shot over Iowa forward Melsahn Basabe in the first half of an NCAA basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich.,  Jan. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Michigan tops Iowa 75-67

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Nik Stauskas started the quick flurry with a 3-pointer from the left corner, and that was followed by another famili…

Michigan State's Gary Harris shoots against Indiana during the first half of an NCAA basketball game, Jan. 21, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

Harris leads Spartans past Hoosiers

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gary Harris gave No. 3 Michigan State a desperately needed offensive boost. Harris scored 20 of his 24 points in …