The game is also going to determine who will be the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament next week in Chicago.
Winston opted for rival Michigan State, where he contributed more as a passer than a scorer his freshman year.
Purdue's Matt Painter won Big Ten coach of the year honors. MI shot less than 40 percent in that one and got out-scored by seven points at the foul line.
The Wolverines have rebounded from their loss to Michigan State on February 24 with a dominant 82-53 win over Nebraska and an impressive win on the road over Maryland as an underdog.
Michigan Wolverines guard Zavier Simpson (3) warms up prior to a game against the Michigan State Spartans at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State (25-6, 16-4 Big Ten) has been down two top players in Nick Ward and Joshua Langford because of injuries. Amir Coffey finished with 23 points and six assists while Jordan Murphy finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss. His point production ticked up as well, as the now full-time starter logged more minutes on the court. The Terrapins shot 68.8 percent from the field in the third quarter.
Ignas Brazdeikis led MI in scoring this year with 15 points per game. It could hurt their argument for a No. 2 seed - especially if they struggle again Sunday. "It is an art to be able to go full speed, stop, float it up and get to go in".
"It speaks volumes about the University of Maryland and the program and the legacy", said Brenda Frese, who has coached Maryland to 457 wins. The top-seeded Spartans will face the victor of the Ohio State-Indiana game Friday in the conference quarterfinals. Michigan State SHOULD probably be a bigger favorite here, which makes the line look a bit odd. The Spartans are favored by four points, with the over-under for total points set at 135.5 in the latest odds.
It looked as if it might hold up when the refs awarded Terrapins coach Brenda Frese a timeout with 10.3 seconds to go, a split second before Charles split a double team and got a short jumper to roll in. Winston put up a double-double against ranked Kansas, and 20+ against ranked Purdue, Wisconsin and MI.
"We'll take the lessons we learned from this game, apply them to the Big Ten tournament so that we can win that again", MI coach John Beilein said. Some consider him to be the team's best player since Magic Johnson. Anything less than making the Sweet 16 this year would be a disappointment.