Appling-led No. 13 Michigan St tops Illinois 80-75
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Illinois had a shot to be the first team in the nation with four wins over currently ranked teams.
The Fighting Illini, though, couldn't follow up a strong first half well enough to knock off No. 13 Michigan State on Thursday night.
Keith Appling led a pivotal run early in the second half and finished with 24 points and seven assists to help the Spartans to an 80-75 victory Thursday night.
The Spartans (18-4, 7-2 Big Ten) scored the first 14 points of ...
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