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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 Michigan State for extended stretches and eventually took a 52-42 lead when Burke made two free throws with 4:36 to play.
The Spartans rallied behind relentless offensive rebounding. Michigan State had 19 offensive rebounds for the game, and the Spartans nearly won despite 18 turnovers.
Appling pulled Michigan State even at 56 when he made two free throws with 54.8 seconds remaining, and when McGary stepped on the baseline, the Spartans had a chance to hold for the last shot.
Instead, they weren't even able to get a play going. Burke gambled a bit, going for the steal, and he put the Wolverines ahead 58-56.
Nix was fouled with 8.8 seconds left, but he missed the first free throw. After he made the second, the Spartans fouled McGary, who couldn't add to Michigan's lead. Michigan State called a timeout with 4.9 seconds left but never got a shot off.
The Spartans have lost three straight, to Indiana, Ohio State and Michigan, and their tough stretch isn't over. They face Wisconsin next.
Adreian Payne had 17 points and Harris added 16 for the Spartans.
With both teams desperately trying to maintain some hope of a league title after their recent struggles, this game was intense from the start. Payne, who had attempted only 20 shots from beyond the arc all season, made two 3-pointers in the early going.
Michigan freshman Nik Stauskas played only four minutes. He didn't return after leaving with a cut over his left eye after a scramble for a rebound early in the game.
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The Michigan Wolverines got the bounce-back win they were looking for, beating their in-state rival, Michigan State Spartans, 58-57 on Sunday afternoon. The already crowded table in the Big Ten Conference just got tighter. In the fall of 2012, Michigan played Michigan State in football. The Wolverines didn’t score a touchdown but managed to win, [...]
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LeVert after the jump.
Trey Burke made big play after big play during Michigan’s 58-57 victory over Michigan State, but what he said before, during, and after that memorable contest may wind up being just as huge by season’s end.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- 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...
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Trey Burke may have saved Michigan’s season by stealing the ball from Keith Appling and driving for a dunk late in Sunday’s game against Michigan State. After rallying from 10 points down, the Spartans appeared to be in position to take the last shot in a game tied at 56.
Instead, Burke stripped Appling near midcourt, then threw down a dunk to put Michigan on top for good. Burke...
Trey Burke willed the Michigan Wolverines over Michigan State on Sunday, 58-57. Burke earned some serious National Player of the Year points going for 21 points, eight assits and this pick-pocket on Keith Appling with twenty two seconds left and the game tied.
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Score: No. 4 Michigan 58, No. 9 Michigan State 57
Star(s): Michigan: Trey Burke: 21 Pts, 4 Reb. Michigan State: Adreian Payne: 17 Pts, 11 Reb.
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