Found January 27, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Victor Oladipo took control for No. 7 Indiana in the opening minutes Sunday and never let go. The junior guard scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and finished with six steals, leading the Hoosiers to a 75-70 victory over No. 13 Michigan State. Indiana (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) has now won three straight and two in a row in this series. The latest win helped break up the three-team logjam that started the day with only one loss each in conference play. Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) was led by Gary Harris, Indiana's 2012 Mr. Basketball, who had 21 points and made five 3-pointers. Adreian Payne added 18 points and nine rebounds and doubled his season total by making three 3s. And it was every bit as entertaining as the Top 15 matchup was billed. Indiana jumped to a 50-43 lead early in the second half, but the Spartans answered with back-to-back 3s from Harris to cut the deficit 50-49 with 15:36 to play. From that point, Indiana never led by more than six and the Spartans couldn't tie the score or take the lead. Meanwhile, Oladipo kept coming up with big plays. His 17-foot jumper with 6:57 left made it 68-63. On the next possession, Oladipo was headed for a dunk but instead drew the fifth foul on Keith Appling, sending him to the free-throw line for two shots. Christian Watford followed that by making 1 of 2 free throws with 3:17 to play and Cody Zeller put in his second basket of the game, a layup with 1:38 left, to give the Hoosiers a 74-70 lead. But Michigan State still had chances. Harris missed a 3 from the left corner just before Zeller's basket and after Oladipo missed a layup, Zeller took a charge from Payne with 14.3 seconds to go. The Spartans immediately fouled Jordan Hulls , who made 1 of 2 free throws to seal it for the Hoosiers. The Spartans had trouble keeping up with Oladipo. On the opening possession, he stole the ball and drove in for a dunk. That was just the start. Another steal and dunk from Oladipo helped spur a 7-0 run midway through the first half. When it ended Indiana led 20-13. The Spartans finally erased a nine-point deficit to take a 31-30 lead on another 3 from Harris late in the first half. The lead didn't last long. Will Sheehey answered with a 3 for Indiana, and when Zeller made his first basket in three halves, at the 2:26 mark, Indiana led 38-33. Michigan State came right back, scoring five straight, before Sheehey and Yogi Ferrell closed out the scoring with back-to-back 3s, giving the Hoosiers a 44-38 halftime lead.

Izzo has high praise for Oladipo

Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was pretty impressed with Indiana's Victor Oladipo after the Spartans lost to the Hoosiers 75-70.

Oladipo leads Hoosiers past Spartans

Victor Oladipo took control for No. 7 Indiana in the opening minutes Sunday and never let go. The junior guard scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and finished with six steals, leading the Hoosiers to a 75-70 victory over No. 13 Michigan State. Indiana (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) has now won three straight and two in a row in this series. The latest win helped break up the three-team...

Five takeaways from Indiana’s win over Michigan State

The Hoosiers won for the third time in eight days on Sunday afternoon with a 75-70 win over No. 13 Michigan State. The victory propelled IU into a first-place tie atop the Big Ten standings with Michigan. Here’s a look at five takeaways from Sunday’s win over the Spartans: · Victor Oladipo shines on national stage: Perhaps Sunday’s performance will finally get Indiana’s...

IU v Michigan State By The Numbers:

Victor Oladipo scores 2 of his 21 points against the Spartans on Jan. 27th (Herald-Times/Chris Howell). The weekend’s only matchup between Top 25 teams certainly delivered as Victor Oladipo and the Hoosiers withstood a furious 40-minute Michigan State three-point barrage to win their seventh consecutive game at Assembly Hall against a ranked opponent (dating back to last season...

HD Video: IU players react to win over Michigan State

Yogi Ferrell (11 points, three assists), Victor Oladipo (21 points, seven rebounds, six steals, three blocks) and Christian Watford (12 points, six rebounds) met with the media following Indiana’s 75-70 win over Michigan State on Sunday at Assembly Hall. Watch and listen to the press conference in the embedded media player below:

The Minute After: Michigan State

Thoughts on a 75-70 win against the Spartans: I. Tom Izzo brought the histrionics; Victor Oladipo played his criminal defense; Gary Harris had his smooth stroke going amidst the student section’s jeers. So this would be a fun one on a Sunday afternoon in late January where the Spartans and Hoosiers would dig deep for a full 40, neither relenting, neither backing down. Indiana...

Victor Oladipo: Once 144th in the Class of 2010 … Now One of The Most Complete Players in Indiana History

Keith Appling. Adreian Payne. Will Sheehey. According to Rivals’ final rankings of the top 150 players in the class of 2010, those three young men, along with 140 other high school seniors, were better college basketball prospects than Victor Oladipo. Fast forward two and a half years. With all three of those young men on the court today in Bloomington, plus a plethora of other...

Film Session: A 3-point barrage

The Hoosiers hit eight straight 3-pointers in Wednesday night’s 72-49 win against Penn State, which included two late in the first half and six straight to start the second. Will Sheehey, who’s offense game has struggled some of late, hit three in this stretch to help him get back in rhythm. Yogi Ferrell, who opposing defenses such as Wisconsin have sagged on of late, also contributed...

No. 7 Hoosiers hold off No. 13 Spartans 75-70

Gary Harris got a chance to show his home-state team what it missed out on Sunday. He made five 3-pointers, defended hard and did enough little things to put Michigan State in position to win, thought this one may go down as one that got away. Victor Oladipo finished with 21 points, seven rebounds and six steals, leading No. 7 Indiana past the 13th-ranked Spartans 75-70 and into...

IU-Michigan State Postgame Show

This was a mature win for the Indiana basketball program. Michigan State, ranked 13th and playing its best basketball of the season, came into Assembly Hall looking to hand Indiana its second home loss of the conference season. With an experienced point guard, size down low, and athletic wing scorers, the Spartans certainly had the ability to do so. But Indiana never let Michigan...

Big Ten Roundup: January 29th, 2013

Team W L Tempo PPP PPP Eff Margin Michigan 6 1 63 1.20 0.96 0.24 Indiana 6 1 66 1.08 0.94 0.14 Wisconsin 5 2 58 1.00 0.90 0.10 Ohio State 5 2 64 0.99 0.90 0.09 Michigan State 6 2 65 1.02 0.96 0.06 Minnesota 3 4 63 1.08 1.03 0.06 Purdue 4 3 63 0.96 0.99 -0.02 Iowa 2 5 67 0.96 1.00 -0.05 Illinois 2 5 65 0.96 1.04 -0.08 Northwestern 3 5 61 0.96 1.07 -0.11 Nebraska...
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