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No. 5 Michigan State Beats No. 3 Ohio State 72-68

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Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a basket. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Keith Appling #11 of the Michigan State Spartans goes up for a basket. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

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By LARRY LAGE/AP Sports Writer

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) – Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime Tuesday night after blowing a 17-point lead in the second half.

The Spartans (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) led 55-38 and the Buckeyes (15-1, 2-1) forced overtime with a 20-3 run to close regulation.

Ohio State entered the day as one of six unbeaten teams in Division I.

Aaron Craft’s three-point play with 2:02 left in the second half and his layup, after throwing an inbounds pass off Adreian Payne’s backside, with a minute left pulled Ohio State within one. Payne made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession, allowing Amir Williams’ putback dunk with 19 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.

 

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