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No. 5 Michigan State Beats Minnesota 87-75 In OT

Keith Appling scored 24 points to help No. 5 Michigan State beat Minnesota 87-75 in overtime Saturday after overcoming a double-digit deficit in the second half and blowing a lead late in regulation. The Spartans (15-1, 4-0 Big Ten) scored 15 straight points while holding the Golden Gophers (13-4, 2-2) scoreless for nearly 8 minutes after trailing 53-43 with 15:57 left. Michigan State missed an opportunity to win in regulation for the second straight game, losing a five-point lead in the last 13 seconds.

01/11/2014

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No. 12 Michigan State Beats No. 18 Minnesota 61-50

Gary Harris scored 15 points and Keith Appling added 14 points before leaving the game with an injury to help No. 12 Michigan State bounce back from a poor first half to beat No. 18 Minnesota 61-50 Wednesday night.

02/06/2013

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No. 20 Michigan State Beats No. 14 Minnesota 71-62

Durrell Summers and his Michigan State teammates couldn’t buy a field goal in the first half against Minnesota on Friday. Spartans coach Tom Izzo told them to keep firing.

12/31/2010