Michigan State pulled into a tie for the Big Ten men's basketball lead Thursday night after an 85-70 win in Breslin Center over Northwestern. Both teams are 10-2 and the Spartans are 21-4 overall. MSU next hosts Nebraska at 3pm Sunday. Adreian Payne scored 20 points and pulled down 14 rebounds while Denzel Valentine added 16 points and Gary Harris 14. MSU led 39-30 at halftime and was never headed in the second 20-minute session.