MSU holds off IU, NU outlasts Purdue in 2 OT

That was a fun – and long – night of Big Ten hoops. No. 3 Michigan State held off Indiana, 71-66, to complete the season sweep in the night’s first game, and Northwestern outlasted Purdue, 63-60, in double overtime. Catch up on all the action and get the best video highlights in this post.

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MICHIGAN STATE 71, INDIANA 66 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Gary Harris scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, helping No. 3 Michigan State beat Indiana 71-66 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten. The Spartans (18-1, 7-0) have won 11 straight games, extending their best one-loss start in a season in school history. The Hoosiers (12-7, 2-4) have lost two straight and four of six.

NORTHWESTERN 63, PURDUE 60 – 2 OT | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Drew Crawford scored 19 points and blocked the potential tying 3-pointer at the buzzer to lead Northwestern to a 63-60 double-overtime victory over Purdue hours after a shooting on the Boilermakers’ campus on Tuesday. Crawford scored four points in the second OT and delivered the big block on Ronnie Johnson off an inbounds pass as time expired to preserve the win. Tre Demps added 19 points, and the Wildcats (10-10, 3-4 Big Ten) prevailed on an emotional night for the Boilermakers (13-6, 3-3).

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Jeff Bentley on 1/21/2014 @ 7:16pm EST Said:

The Purdue game should be postponed. Far more important things than basketball at this time for the Boilers.

Spartan in Los Angeles on 1/21/2014 @ 9:47pm EST Said:

Spartan Dawgs won a tough one tonight. The mark of a champion is finding ways to win when you are playing poorly and shorthanded.