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COL BKB: Michigan St. 63, La-Lafayette 60

Nov. 25, 2012 at 2:57 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Keith Appling scored 19 points, grabbed six rebounds and distributed five assists Sunday in No. 19 Michigan State's 63-60 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

Branden Dawson added 12 points for the Spartans (5-1), who hung for the win when Elfrid Payton of the Ragin' Cajuns missed a deep 3-point try at the buzzer.

Louisiana-Lafayette charged back from a 10-point deficit with 3:09 remaining, closing to within 62-60 in the final minute, but couldn't get any closer.

Payton ended with 20 points and six rebounds for the Cajuns (2-4).

Shawn Long (16 points) and Kevin Brown (14) also reached double figures in the loss.

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