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ATLANTA — With 16 seconds left, MSU guard Keith Appling drove past Kansas big man Jeff Withey and finished with a dazzling left handed lay-up to give the No. 21 Michigan State Spartans a 67-64 victory over the No. 7 Kansas Jayhawks.
Appling finished the game with a game-high 19 points, eight of which came in the final seven minutes of the second half.
Freshman Gary Harris put on an offensive clinic for the Spartans as he went 7-of-12 from the field for 18 points, and showed that he can put the ball in the bucket in more ways than one.
Harris scored two back-to-back buckets with just over four minutes to play that cut the Kansas lead to 59-58 and jump started an 8-0 run by the Spartans.
Kansas guard Elijah Johnson buried two free throws after a Harris foul to end the Spartans 8-0 run and cut the MSU lead to 62-61 with 1:47 left in the game.
On the next possession, Appling came off a pick and drilled a three-pointer to give MSU a 65-61 lead with 1:38 left. The junior point guard finis...
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Hoop heads following the Michigan State Spartans had been patiently waiting for this day to come for some time. Tuesday night, with two cold blooded plays, Keith Appling finally grew up before our very eyes and slickly buried a major … Continue reading →
Four days after playing in the season opener against Connecticut overseas in Germany, the Michigan State basketball team will be right back at it again, this time flying down to Atlanta, Georgia to take on the Kansas Jayhawks on Tuesday night at 7:00 PM.
Kansas comes into this game with a 1-0 record, coming off a 74-55 victory against Southeast Missouri State while Michigan State...
Keith Appling scored 19 points, including a brilliant drive with 13.5 seconds left, and No. 21 Michigan State rebounded from a season-opening loss with a 67-64 upset of No. 7 Kansas on Tuesday night.
The Jayhawks (1-1) led 59-54 with 5 minutes remaining, showing signs of taking control in a game that was tight all the way. But Michigan State (1-1) rebounded behind its brilliant...
Keith Appling scored 19 points, freshman Gary Harris added 18 and the Michigan State Spartans bounced back from a loss to UConn by upsetting Kansas. Continue reading →
I personally am more of a fan of Daniel Tosh’s standup than his show, but this skit seemed pretty funny. Some of you are probably wondering why Delvon Roe is no longer playing basketball somewhere, and it’s because he was a suffering from degenerative knee pain that ended his career at Michigan State after three years. Now, Roe is currently in California pursuing an acting...
ATLANTA (AP) Keith Appling scored 19 points, including a brilliant drive with 13.5 seconds left, and No. 21 Michigan State rebounded from a season-opening loss with a 67-64 upset of No. 7 Kansas on Tuesday night.
The Jayhawks (1-1) led 59-54 with 5 minutes remaining, showing signs of taking control in a game that was tight all the way. But Michigan State (1-1) rebounded behind its...
What a difference one game can make! The Spartans did indeed carry their inspired second half play over to this game and even added some pleasant surprises to the mix. Alex Gauna played meaningful minutes and actually contributed(albeit not much defensively), Payne played with attitude(4 blocks, 8 boards), and Denzel Valentine led the team in assists coming off the bench(4). In...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Keith Appling scored 19 points and took command down the stretch, scoring off a brilliant drive with 13.5 seconds left that carried No. 21 Michigan State to a 67-64 upset of No. 7 Kansas on Tuesday night.
The Spartans (1-1) rebounded from a season-opening loss on the other side of the Atlantic to Connecticut. They kept up their road show with a doubleheader at the...
ATLANTA Bill Selfs team learned at least one thing Tuesday night.
Michigan States not the best team to be finesse with, Self said after his No. 7 Kansas squad fell, 67-64, to the Spartans.
In a game molded directly from the NCAA Tournament, the first game of the Champions Classic held at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta the site of this seasons Final Four the Jayhawks were unable...
Looking to bounce back from a season-opening loss, Michigan State turned to its top returning scorer from last season.
Keith Appling came through.
Hitting a pair of huge shots down the stretch - one from beyond the 3-point arc, the other on an acrobatic drive - Appling carried the No. 21 Spartans to a 67-64 upset of No. 7 Kansas on Tuesday night.
After seeing Keith Appling make this beautiful move around Jeff Withey and Kevin Young, switching hands and kissing the ball of the glass to seal the Spartans win over the Kansas Jayhawks, many MSU fans thought: Hey, this reminds me of Kalin Lucas.
It reminded me of Kalin Lucas, too, this clutch offensive skill. I knew Appling wasn’t at the level of Lucas, offensively, so I decided...