Down by 10 at the half, Keith Appling led a second half Spartans run and finished with 24 points as #13
Derrick Nix did not start due to an academic disciplinary action.
Travis Trice was limited to 11 minutes in the first half because of a blow he took to the head on a shot attempt.
Gary Harris went to the locker room midway through the second half with back spasms.
The Spartans are off this weekend, and will host Minnesota on Wednesday at the Breslin Center.