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COL BKB: Michigan State 59, Ohio State 56

Jan. 19, 2013 at 8:43 PM

EAST LANSING, Mich., Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Keith Appling scored 15 points Saturday, including six in the final minute, and No. 17 Michigan State got past 11th-ranked Ohio State 59-56.

Appling's layup with 41.5 seconds left put the Spartans (16-3, 5-1 Big Ten) ahead to stay at 55-53 and his slam dunk off an assist from Branden Dawson with 18 seconds to go sealed the victory.

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Adreian Payne supplied 14 points, while Dawson finished with nine points and 10 rebounds as Michigan State improved to 12-0 at home.

The Buckeyes (13-4, 3-2) got six 3-pointers and 28 points overall from Deshaun Thomas, but it wasn't enough to preserve their two-game winning streak.

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