Gonzaga’s first stint on top of The Associated Press’ college basketball poll lasted through the final Top 25 of the season.
The Spartans trailed for most of the game but Michigan State rallied in the final minutes to beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 59-56 on Friday night.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo has seen plenty, but this may be a first.
Gonzaga is no one-week wonder at No. 1.
Keith Appling bounced back in time to give No. 10 Michigan State a shot to share the Big Ten title.
It’s pretty rare in sports that something actually lives up to the hype.
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Keith Appling was quite a clutch player for Michigan State earlier this season, making plays for himself and teammates late in games to help the Spartans surpass relatively modest expectations.
After two tough losses in a row, Tom Izzo figured his Michigan State team would drop quite a bit in the polls.
The easiest thing to do would be to wait until early April to decide which of the two local teams had the better season.