It didn't seem like Northwestern — which entered Sunday averaging 64.3 points per game, the second-lowest mark in the Big Ten — was going to be able to hang with Michigan State.
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An ugly win is still a win, which you'd have to assume led to this tweet after Northwestern opened Big Ten play with a 51-47 win at Rutgers on Tuesday.
The non-conference season is in the books.