Found February 01, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
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With less than 4:30 to go in the game and Michigan State leading Illinois by a score of 65-62, the Spartans knew what they had to do. They had to get the ball in the hands of their closer: Keith Appling. Appling, a junior guard from Detroit, has been the go to player for the Spartans down the stretch for several games this season. On many occasions throughout the year, he has stepped up late in crunch time and delivered, putting the team on his back en route to a plethera of Spartan victories. But this game was a somewhat unique situation for Appling. Coming off one of his worst games of the year against Indiana, where he struggled with foul trouble all night and finished with just three points in 19 minutes, would he be able to come back in this one and play at the same type of level? The answer to the question we would go on to find out was yes. On a night where much of the theme of the game would be centered around coming back, Appling would do the same. At the half, Michigan Sta...
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