Scores

Final OT

Northwestern 67

(11-5, 2-4 Big Ten)

Michigan State 71

(12-5, 4-1 Big Ten)

    Coverage: BTN

    1:00 PM ET, January 15, 2011

    Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan

    1 2 OT T
    NW 23 37 767
    MSU 18 42 1171

    Top Performers

    Northwestern: M. Thompson 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 5 Ast

    Michigan St: D. Green 16 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Northwestern falls to Michigan State in overtime

    Associated Press

    EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Freshman Keith Appling scored 19 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer and two key free throws, as Michigan State rallied to beat Northwestern 71-67 in overtime Saturday.

    Kalin Lucas added 18 points and Draymond Green had 16 for the Spartans (12-5, 4-1 Big Ten), who needed an extra five minutes to win for the second time this week.

    Drew Crawford scored 16 points and Michael Thompson 15 for the Wildcats (11-5, 2-4), who led by eight late in the first half and by three early in overtime.

    Northwestern's John Shurna, who was averaging 20.1 points, was held to six points and 2-for-10 shooting, thanks largely to the defense of Delvon Roe.

    Michigan State trailed 23-18 at halftime but played much better after the break, just as it had in home wins over Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NW
    MSU
    Points 67 71
    FG Made-Attempted 24-53 (.453) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 7-19 (.368)
    FT Made-Attempted 13-18 (.722) 24-28 (.857)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 4

    2010-11 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 3, 2011 MSU 65, @NW 62Recap
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