staff, January 27, 2013

Victor Oladipo took control for No. 8 Indiana in the opening minutes Sunday and never let go. The junior guard scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and finished with six steals, leading the Hoosiers to a 75-70 victory over No. 11 Michigan State.

Indiana (18-2, 6-1 Big Ten) has now won three straight and two in a row in this series. The latest win helped break up the three-team logjam that started the day with only one loss each in conference play.

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Michigan State (17-4, 6-2) was led by Gary Harris, Indiana's 2012 Mr. Basketball, who had 21 points and made five 3-pointers. Adreian Payne added 18 points and nine rebounds and doubled his season total by making three 3s.


Gary Harris slams in open floor:

Yogi Ferrell his 3 right before the half:

Adreian Payne goes for reverse alley-oop:

Adreian Payne and Braden Dawson get back-to-back dunks:

Victor Oladipo gets another early transition flush:

Victor Oladipo turns early steal into fastbreak dunk:

FINAL: No. 8 Indiana beat No. 11 Michigan State 75-70 on Sunday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Victor Oladipo sparked Indiana (18-2), as he contributed 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and shot 8-of-12 from the field in the win. The Hoosiers shot 51 percent from the field (27-of-53), including 38 percent from distance (38 percent). The Hoosiers, who grabbed 13 offensive rebounds, also got double-digit games from Jordan Hulls (10 points), Kevin Ferrell (11 points), and Christian Watford (12 points). Adreian Payne scored 18 points, yanked down nine rebounds, and knocked down 7-of-10 shot attempts for Michigan State (17-4) in the loss.

HALFTIME: No. 8 Indiana leads No. 11 Michigan State, 44-38, at the half thanks to a productive game from Victor Oladipo, who has eight points, four rebounds, four steals and two blocks. Indiana reserve Will Sheehey also scored eight points, while Christian Watford and Yogi Ferrell each added seven. Ferrell hit a trey right before halftime to give the Hoosiers a six-point bulge. Michigan State big man Adreian Payne has scored a game-high 13 points and hit both of his 3-point attempts. As a team, the Spartans hit 50 percent (5-of-10) from three-point land. The Hoosiers did, as well, knocking down 6-of-12 attempts.

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