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Ward and Bridges combined for a historic night as the Spartans handled the Cornhuskers.

NCAA Basketball: Nebraska at Michigan State Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

The freshmen continue to carry Michigan State towards an NCAA tournament berth.

Thursday night saw freshmen forwards Miles Bridges and Nick Ward lead the Spartans to an 88-72 win over Nebraska. Bridges finished the game with 20 points, five rebounds and two blocks. Ward also chipped in 20 points, giving Michigan State two freshmen with 20-plus points in a game for the first time since the 1977-78 season when Magic Johnson scored 31 and Jay Vincent had 22 points.

Freshman guard Joshua Langford scored a career-high 17 points to go with five boards and a pair of steals. With the win, head coach Tom Izzo is guaranteed to extend his run of avoiding a losing record in the Big Ten for the 22nd time in his 22-season career.

Here are the highlights, courtesy of Michigan State Spartan Athletics:

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