No. 5 Michigan State holds off No. 3 Ohio State in OT

No. 5 Michigan State holds off No. 3 Ohio State in OT

(AP) 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 and 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.

MICHIGAN STATE 72, OHIO STATE 68 (OT) | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY

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