Michigan State 71, Indiana 66
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[January 22, 2014]
EAST LANSING, Mich. — No. 3 Michigan State 71, Indiana 66: Gary Harris scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half of the Big Ten
contest as the host Spartans defeated the Hoosiers for their 11th
Branden Dawson added 13 points and nine rebounds as Michigan State
(18-1, 7-0) shrugged off an uninspiring first 28 minutes to complete
a regular-season sweep of Indiana. The Spartans held the Hoosiers
without a field goal in a seven-minute stretch of the second half
and sealed the victory on Denzel Valentine's two free throws with
4.4 seconds left.
Yogi Ferrell scored 19 points for the Hoosiers (12-7, 2-4), who lost
their second straight game. Noah Vonleh added 13 points and 13
rebounds but couldn't prevent Indiana from losing to the Spartans
for the eighth time in the last 10 meetings.
Michigan State was down five with under 12 minutes remaining before
Harris scored five straight points and Dawson and Valentine each
converted three-point plays during an 11-2 surge that saw the
Spartans take a 52-48 lead with 9:16 left. Michigan State stretched
the lead to 62-52 before Ferrell hit a 3-pointer to end the
Hoosiers' field-goal drought and propel a comeback that saw Indiana
pull within three twice in the final 15 seconds.
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Vonleh had nine points and six rebounds in the first half as
Indiana took a 28-27 lead into the locker room. The Spartans led
by three points four-plus minutes into the second half before
the Hoosiers went on a 10-2 burst with Troy Williams' driving layup giving Indiana a 46-41 lead with 11:56 remaining.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Michigan State C Adreian Payne (ankle) missed his
fourth consecutive game. … Hoosiers F Will Sheehey (ankle)
didn't play after being injured in Saturday's loss to
Northwestern. … Harris had five of the Spartans' 12 steals as
Michigan State forced 18 turnovers.
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