BTN.com staff, February 19, 2013
Victor Oladipo's go-ahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted top-ranked Indiana to a 72-68 win over No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday night. Indiana (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) broke a first-place tie in the conference. The Hoosiers had lost 17 straight – since 1991 – on the road against the Spartans.
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Trailing by three with 3.7 seconds left, Gary Harris was fouled on a 3-point attempt. He missed the first one and then after making the second, missed the third on purpose. Indiana got the rebound and Oladipo hit two free throws to seal the win.
Keith Appling had missed the front end of a one and one with a little more than a minute left.
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Watch our full Indiana-Michigan State highlight:
Victor Oladipo dunks to seal the game:
Victor Oladipo steals it & dunks it:
Adreian Payne hammers home big-time slam:
Gary Harris gets the steal and flush:
Victor Oladipo gets creative on inbound, dunks:
Adreian Payne swats the shot:
Victor Oladipo crossover leads to layup:
FINAL: No. 1 Indiana trailed in the crunch time on Tuesday, but took the lead for good on a field goal with 42 seconds to go by Victor Oladipo and hung on for a 72-68 win over No. 5 Michigan State at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Oladipo picked up Indiana (24-3) with 19 points, nine rebounds, and 7-of-11 shooting from the field. The teams traded the lead 10 times in the game. Jordan Hulls shot 4-of-7 from the field and scored 12 points for the Hoosiers, who aslo got solid contributions from Christian Watford (12 points) and Cody Zeller (17 points). Adreian Payne scored 17 points, grabbed seven rebounds, and went 6-of-8 from the field for Michigan State (22-5) in the loss. The Spartans also got a double-digit effort from Gary Harris (19 points).
HALFTIME: Adreian Payne is doing all he can, but No. 5 Michigan State is down 36-30 to No. 1 Indiana as the teams head to halftime. In the first 20 minutes, Payne scored 10 points, grabbed five rebounds, and shot 3-of-3 from the field. Victor Oladipo has nine points and four steals to lead the way for the Hoosiers, who also received eight points from Cody Zeller and seven from Christian Watford. Indiana has negated Keith Appling (14.1 ppg), as Michigan State's leading scorer has two points. The Hoosiers had eight offensive rebounds in the first half, leading to second-chance opportunities.
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