Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Spartans outlast Ohio St.

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime Tuesday night after blowing a 17-point lead in the second half.

The Spartans (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) led 55-38. The Buckeyes (15-1, 2-1) forced overtime with a 20-3 run to close regulation.

Ohio State entered the day as one of six unbeaten teams in Division I.

Aaron Craft's three-point play with 2:02 left in the second half and his layup, after throwing an inbounds pass off Adreian Payne's backside, with a minute left pulled Ohio State within one. Payne made one free throw on the ensuing possession, allowing Amir Williams' putback dunk with 19 seconds left to tie the score and send it to overtime.

Ohio State scored the first points of the extra period, taking its first lead since it was ahead 19-17, but gave up pivotal 3-pointers.

Michigan State redshirt freshman Kenny Kaminski made a season-high third 3-pointer to break a tie with 2:40 left, and Payne hit a 3 on the Spartans' next possession.

Appling made two free throws with 14.4 seconds left to give Michigan State a three-point lead. Ohio State's Marc Loving missed an off-balance 3-pointer with three seconds left.

The Buckeyes had a season-high 21 turnovers and didn't have a double-digit scorer until there were fewer than four minutes left in regulation.

NO. 2 SYRACUSE 72, VA. TECH 52: C.J. Fair had 17 points for the visiting Orange (15-0, 2-0 ACC), which was in control from the opening tip.

NO. 9 IOWA ST. 87, NO. 7 BAYLOR 72: DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals as the host Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12) routed the Bears (12-2, 0-1) for their school-record 14th straight win.

NO. 16 DUKE 79, GA. TECH 57: Rodney Hood scored 15 of his 27 in the second half, leading the host Blue Devils (12-3, 1-1 ACC).

NO. 25 KANSAS ST. 65, TCU 47: Thomas Gipson had 19 points for the Wildcats (12-3, 2-0 Big 12), who won their 10th in a row in their first true road game.

GAMBLING SCANDAL: UTEP said it has kicked McKenzie Moore, Justin Crosgile and Jalen Ragland off the team after they bet on at least one sporting event. University executive vice president Richard Adauto said the three were not believed to be betting on games they played in or participating in point-shaving.

NO. 20 IOWA: The Big Ten suspended coach Fran McCaffery for one game and fined the school $10,000 for McCaffery's outburst Sunday at Wisconsin.

NORTHWESTERN: Second-year center Chier Ajou will transfer.

Women

USF 64, TEMPLE 51: Alisia Jenkins had a career-high 18 points and added 12 rebounds as the host Bulls (8-7, 3-1 AAC), who won their third straight game. "It's a good win. I'm glad we were able to protect our home floor," USF coach Jose Fernandez said. The Bulls dominated the Owls (8-6, 2-2) in bench points 25-3.

NO. 1 UCONN 90, HOUSTON 40: Breanna Stewart, who earned her second USA Basketball female athlete of the year honor earlier in the day, had 24 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for the host Huskies (16-0, 4-0 AAC).

Spartans outlast Ohio St. 01/07/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 8, 2014 12:07am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. College World Series: Gators, LSU face off in all-SEC finals

    College

    OMAHA, Neb. — The matchup for the College World Series finals bolsters the case for those who say the best baseball in the land is played in the SEC.

    Florida’s Brady Singer, delivering during a CWS win over Louisville last week, is scheduled to start tonight against LSU.
  2. Jones: Fox Sports Sun shows depth in Rays coverage

    TV and Radio

    tom jones' two cents

    Tampa Bay Times columnist Tom Jones looks back at the best and worst from a weekend of televised sports.

    Best coverage

    Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria (3) makes a run home for a score in the in the final game of a three-game series between the Tampa Bay Rays and AL East rival the Baltimore Orioles at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
  3. Brian Boyle says returning to Lightning a 'huge option'

    Blogs

    As former Lightning forward Brian Boyle approaches free agency this week, he said he's trying to stay busy.

    Former Tampa Bay Lightning player center Brian Boyle (24), on the ice during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa on March 16, 2017.
  4. Rays journal: Blake Snell to rejoin rotation, Erasmo Ramirez heads to bullpen

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — LHP Blake Snell is rejoining the Rays' rotation, but the move has as much to do with helping the bullpen as it does with Snell's improvement during his time at Triple-A Durham.

    Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Erasmo Ramirez (30) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, June 21, 2017 in St. Petersburg.
  5. Rays' bullpen stars lit up in loss to Orioles

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Saturday it was the soft underbelly of the bullpen that let one get away from the Rays, incurring the wrath of the team's faithful followers, who wondered why the high-leverage guys weren't pitching.

    Rays closer Alex Colome, coming in with the score tied in the ninth, allows three runs in his second straight poor outing.