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Keith Appling injured his right shoulder in Wednesday’s victory over Minnesota. (AP Photo) EAST LANSING — Freshman Gary Harris scored 15 points and added four assists to help lead the No. 12 Michigan State Spartans to a 61-50 victory over No. 18 Minnesota. Harris, who has been dealing with back issues since last Thursday’s victory over Illinois, was a game-time decision, and according to his head coach, put together one of the “guttier” performances he has witnessed at Michigan State. “That kid showed me some character and some heart,” MSU head coach Tom Izzo said about his ailing freshman guard. “I just kept asking him if he could go, and thank God he is smart enough to say yes.” Harris shot 4-of-8 from beyond the arc, and while he showed glimpses of pain, he knew that staying on the floor was the best thing for him and his team. “I didn’t want to come out because I knew if I came out it (his back) was going to get worse, it was going to get locked up, it was going to get tight,” Harr
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