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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.
The Hoosiers can claim the Big Ten title outright with a win Sunday in Ann Arbor against the Wolverines. If they lose, Michigan would earn piece of the title and give Michigan State and the Buckeyes a shot to pull into a four-way tie. The Spartans close the regular season Sunday at home against Northwestern after Ohio State hosts Illinois.
The Badgers (20-10, 11-6) fell to fifth place with the decisive road loss after Purdue handed them their most lopsided setback at home in more than seven years.
Michigan State broke open a close slugfest with a 16-0 run early in the second half, taking a 21-point l...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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,''...
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...