Trailing by three with 3.7 seconds left, MSU’s Gary Harris was fouled on a 3-point attempt.
Keith Appling scored 16 points to go over 1,000 for his career and Adreian Payne added 15 points and 14 rebounds in eighth-ranked Michigan State’s 73-64 victory over Nebraska on Saturday night.
The eighth-ranked Spartans look to keep pace atop the rugged Big Ten by earning a second straight season sweep of the host Cornhuskers on Saturday night.
Four Spartans were in double figures helping Michigan State rout the Michigan Wolverines 75-52 on Tuesday night.
Of all the previews I read about the Michigan-Michigan State game, not a single one had #8 MSU putting on an offensive explosion and blowing #4 Michigan off the floor.
The Boilermakers couldn’t even take advantage of a banged-up, foul-prone Michigan State squad, allowing Branden Dawson to score 20 points as the 12th-ranked Spartans rolled past Purdue 78-65.
The 12th-ranked Spartans might have to lean on the freshman guard Wednesday night at home against Minnesota.
When referring to Miami’s drubbing of the Dukies, Mike Valenti tweeted “Win/Win for the mitten. Blue gets No. 1 and MSU resume gets big boost. Thank “U” double dip.
Derrick Nix scored 17 points to help No. 22 Michigan State pull away for a 66-56 victory over Nebraska on Sunday night.
No. 18 Michigan State used a 28-7 run in the second half to pull away for an 84-61 victory over Purdue on Saturday.