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EAST LANSING — Led by Keith Appling’s 19 points and five rebounds, the No. 10 Michigan State Spartans (23-7, 12-5) routed the No. 22 Wisconsin Badgers (20-10, 11-6) 58-43 and keep their Big Ten title hopes alive.
Michigan State has now moved into a three-way tie for second place in the Big Ten with Michigan and Ohio State. If Indiana beats Michigan on Sunday the Hoosiers will win the Big Ten title outright, however, if the Wolverines win, there could potentially be a four-way share of the Big Ten championship.
Aside from staying afloat in the Big Ten title race, the Spartans were able to end their three-game losing streak on Thursday night. Despite shooting just under 37 percent from the field, the Spartans were able to make up for a lot of their missed shots with second chance opportunities, as 16 of their 42 rebounds were on the offensive end. Tom Izzo’s team also grabbed 16 steals and limited their turnovers to only 10.
Keith Appling’s 19 points helped the Spartans end a three-ga...
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After dropping three straight games, the 10th ranked Michigan State Spartans (22-7, 11-5) will return home to East Lansing to close the regular season out with a pair of games at the Breslin Center. And they’ll begin that two game home stand on Thursday when they welcome the 22nd ranked Wisconsin Badgers (20-9, 11-5) into town. Tip off is set for 9:00 PM and will be televised on...
Keith Appling bounced back in time to give No. 10 Michigan State a shot to share the Big Ten title.
Appling scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help the Spartans beat No. 22 Wisconsin 58-43 on Thursday night and stay in the race for a piece of the conference championship.
''The only sad part for me is we had a chance to have destiny in our hands,''...
EAST LANSING — Well, isn’t this a great way to end an already bizarre Big Ten regular season?
After Thursday’s 58-43 victory over the No. 22 Wisconsin Badgers, Michigan State has kept their Big Ten title hopes alive. However, they need two more things to happen before Tom Izzo and company can raise their fourth Big Ten title in five years.
First, the Spartans must control...
Michigan State forward Adreian Payne has emerged into a key contributor for the Spartans. Not only is he a gifted basketball player, but he’s also a tremendous role model. He has struggled with a lung condition, the loss of his grandmother and a learning disability, yet he’s overcome all of these obstacles thanks to a little inspiration from a 7-year old girl with cancer.
Michigan State’s Adreian Payne might be in some pain tomorrow. But he’s lucky he didn’t get seriously injured on this play.
After the awful spill, he somehow got up, got the loose ball and called timeout. Tom Izzo gave him quite the man hug.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Keith Appling scored 14 of his 19 points in the second half to help No. 10 Michigan State pull away to beat No. 22 Wisconsin 58-43 on Thursday night and stay in the Big Ten race.
The Spartans (23-7, 12-5) moved into a three-way tie for second with Michigan and Ohio State. The trio trails conference-leading Indiana with one game left in the regular season...
Score: No. 10 Michigan State 58 , No. 22 Wisconsin 43
Star(s): Michigan State: Keith Appling: 19 Pts, 5 Reb. Wisconsin: Ryan Evans: 9 Pts, 11 Reb.
Story: Michigan State has at least given itself a chance at a Big Ten title. Now it just needs a little help from rival Michigan.
MSU got off to a great start against Wisconsin in the first half. Keith Appling started to get his 3-point...
Michigan State and Wisconsin can still claim shares of the Big Ten title, but they've made it much harder on themselves after recent disappointments.
The No. 10 Spartans, losers of three straight, and the 22nd-ranked Badgers, who are coming off an upset defeat, will square off Thursday night in East Lansing with the winner still alive for part of the conference crown.
After ending its longest slide of the season, Michigan State still has a chance to earn a piece of the Big Ten title.
The No. 10 Spartans can achieve that feat for the fourth time in five years by getting some help, then handing visiting Northwestern an eighth straight defeat in Sunday night's regular-season finale.
Following three straight losses by a combined 13 points to...