Posted March 03, 2013 on AP on Fox
Trey Burke stole the ball from Keith Appling near midcourt and went in alone for a dunk with 22 seconds remaining, then made another steal in the final seconds to give No. 4 Michigan a pulsating 58-57 win over No. 9 Michigan State on Sunday. The Spartans (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten) had the ball with the shot clock off at 56-all, but Burke's first big defensive play enabled Michigan (24-5, 11-5) to take the lead. After Derrick Nix made one of two free throws and Mitch McGary missed the front end of a 1-and-1 for Michigan, Burke stole a pass by Gary Harris to end it. The Michigan State loss clinches at least a share of the Big Ten title for Indiana. The Wolverines avenged a 75-52 loss at Michigan State last month. Burke had 21 points and eight assists. Michigan won despite going 0-for-12 from 3-point range, which seemed like an impossible turn of events after the defensively maligned Wolverines lost at Penn State on Wednesday night. Michigan trailed 31-28 at halftime but shut down M...
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