Michigan State Spartans guard Keith Appling (11) drives to the basket during the second half against the Ohio State Buckeyes at the Jack Breslin Students Events Center. MSU won 59-56.(Mike Carter-USA TODAY)
East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Keith Appling scored six of his 15 points
in the final 41.5 seconds, lifting the 18th-ranked Michigan State Spartans
over the 11th-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes, 59-56.
Adreian Payne added 14 points for the Spartans (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten), who
improved to 12-0 at home this season. Branden Dawson had nine points and 10
Deshaun Thomas made six 3-pointers en route to 28 points for the Buckeyes
(13-4, 3-2), who had a two-game winning streak snapped.
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