Iowa unable to slow down Michigan State's second half run

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - Iowa and Michigan State were on winning streaks heading into Thursday's game in Iowa City, but only one could continue.

Iowa led 35-31 at halftime, but the Spartans used a 29-7 run in the second half to win the game, 82-67. Michigan State shot 67 percent from the field in the second half, compared to just 37 percent for Iowa.

Another difference in the game was Iowa only got to the free throw line eight times, while Michigan State got there 21 times.

"Our game plan was to throw the ball inside, and we did," said Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery. "We threw it in there a lot."

The Hawkeyes fall to 16-4 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten. They travel to Minnesota on Sunday.