Star(s): Michigan State: Keith Appling: 15 Pts, 4 Rebs. Branden Dawson: 9 Pts, 10 Reb. Ohio State: Deshaun Thomas: 28 Pts, 7 Reb.
Story: Michigan State picked up a huge Big Ten win against Ohio State, defeating the Buckeyes 59-56.
The crowd at the Breslin Center was booming as the Spartans went into the locker room with a four point lead. The second half was a back-and-forth affair, but Keith Appling came through, nailing both of his free throws late to give MSU a three-point lead with just under eight seconds left. The game ended as Shannon Scott missed a desperate three-point attempt.
Every starter contributed to the Spartans win as they showed tremendous improvement on both ends of the court. The Spartans are now 5-1 in conference play.