Found December 31, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Keith Appling
On Monday, the 18th ranked Michigan State Spartans traveled to take on the 9th ranked Minnesota Gophers in what would be each school’s B1G conference opener. The game was a hard fought, physical game throughout as both sides were absolutely playing their hearts out. In the first half, it was Minnesota who gained the upper hand first. When Michigan State junior guard Keith Appling went out of the game after picking up his second foul late in the half, Minnesota jumped out to 12 point lead, 37-25 with 4:57 to go. However, Michigan State surged back as sophomore guard Travis Trice came off the bench for Michigan State, hitting three 3 pointers to help cut the Minnesota lead to one, 39-38 at the half. When both teams came out of the locker room for the second half, the play of the game really changed. Both teams wanted to start the B1G season off on a good note and the aggressiveness of the game picked up considerably. And for a large stretch of the second half, it appeared as if Michig...

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UM-MSU: Box Score

MINNEAPOLIS — All the numbers from the Gophers' 76-63 win over the Michigan State Spartans. Keith Appling lead MSU with 15 points and six steals while Andre Hollins had game-highs in points (22) and assists (6) for Minnesota.
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