No. 1 Michigan State is undefeated no longer.

By SI Wire
December 29, 2015

No. 1 Michigan State is undefeated no longer.

The Spartans took their first loss in 14 games on Tuesday night, falling to the Iowa Hawkeyes 83–70 in Iowa.

Junior Eron Harris scored a team-high 21 points, and senior Matt Costello added a career-best 17 points, but it was not enough to overcome Iowa’s strong offensive charge.

Hawkeyes senior Mike Gesell scored a game-high 25 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field, while bigman Jarrod Uthoff tallied five blocks.

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It was the second game Michigan State had played without star senior guard Denzel Valentine, who is out after undergoing surgery on his left knee last week.

The team survived a scare last Tuesday, escaping with a 99–93 overtime win at home against Oakland.

Next up for the Spartans is a visit to Minnesota at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday.

- Kenny Ducey

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