EAST LANSING (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – A three-point lead by the Spartans with a minute and a half left in the game was squandered as No. 4 Michigan State loses to No. 1 Indiana Hoosiers 72-68 on Tuesday night.
The Hoosiers (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) claimed their first victory at Michigan State since 1991 with the win over the Spartans and lay claim to the No. 1 spot in the Big Ten breaking a first-place tie in the conference.
Victor Oladipo’s go-ahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted Indiana.
The Spartans blew several opportunities at the line.
Trailing by three with 3.7 seconds left, Gary Harris was fouled on a 3-point attempt. He missed the first one and then after making the second, missed the third on purpose. Indiana got the rebound and Oladipo hit two free throws to seal the win.
Keith Appling had missed the front end of a one and one with a little more than a minute left.
Michigan State (22-5, 11-3) had won five straight and 11 of 12 with its only loss during the stretch at Indiana.
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