Michigan State Wins In OT, LSU Upsets Kentucky


Published on January 29 2014 6:23 am
Last Updated on January 29 2014 9:15 am
Written by Millie Lange

Spartans Edge Hawkeyes In Overtime

(Iowa City, IA) -- Michigan State scored six straight points in overtime and held Iowa to one field goal in the extra period as the sixth-ranked Spartans topped the 12th-rated Hawkeyes, 71-69. Keith Appling scored 16 points and Matt Costello added 11 points and 12 rebounds in the win. MSU trailed by six with under six minutes left, but an Appling three-pointer and back-to-back Costello scores briefly put the Spartans ahead. Roy Devyn Marble led Iowa with 21 points. Michigan State improved to 19-2 overall and 8-1 in Big Ten play. The Hawkeyes fell to 16-5 and 5-3 in the conference.

LSU Upsets #11 Kentucky

(Baton Rouge, LA) -- Johnny O'Bryant the Third poured in a game-high 29 points to go with nine rebounds as LSU upset 11th-ranked Kentucky 87-82 in Baton Rouge. Shavon Coleman and Jordan Mickey both added 14 points for the Tigers, who improved to 13-6 on the season and 4-3 in SEC play. Anthony Hickey had 11 points and six assists in the victory. James Young scored 23 points to pace the Wildcats, who slipped to 15-5 and 5-2. Dakari Johnson dropped in 15 points and six boards off the bench in defeat.

Creighton Sinks St. John's

(Omaha, NE) -- Doug McDermott's three with two seconds left lifted Creighton to a 63-60 win over St. John's Tuesday in Omaha. McDermott finished with 39 points and six rebounds as Creighton improved to 18-3 overall and 8-1 in the Big East. The Bluejays' next game is a week from Friday at home against DePaul.


Cleveland State Downs EIU

CHARLESTON, Ill.  – The Panther men’s basketball team dropped a non-conference contest with Cleveland State, 82-68, on Tuesday night inside Lantz Arena. EIU falls to 7-14 on the year and CSU improves to 14-9.

With 9:48 left in regulation, the Vikings took their largest lead of the game, 66-48, on back-to-back free throws by Anton Grady. EIU battled back to get within eight (70-62) at the 4:53 mark by using a 14-4 run, but Cleveland State held off the late rally by going 3-for-6 from the floor and 5-for-5 from the foul line down the stretch. The Vikings finished the contest going 17-for-18 from the charity stripe.

The first half had three ties and two lead changes with EIU holding its final lead, 15-12, with 9:42 left before intermission. Cleveland State responded by using an 18-4 run over the next three minutes to take its first double-figure lead. Reggie Smith made the halftime score, 41-37, in favor of the Vikings when he sank a half-court shot as the clock expired.

Dylan Chatman scored a season-high 19 points as the junior guard went 6-for-12 from the field and 4-for-8 from behind the arc. He also had four steals and two assists. Sherman Blanford scored 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting and grabbed a team-high six rebounds. Chris Olivier rounded out the double-figure scoring with 11 points while adding a game-high three blocks.

Tuesday, January 28 Scoreboard

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

#3 Wichita State Shockers 57, Loyola (IL) Ramblers 45

#6 Michigan State Spartans 71, #12 Iowa Hawkeyes 69 (OT)

LSU Tigers 87, #11 Kentucky Wildcats 82

#20 Creighton Bluejays 63, St. John's Red Storm 60


Wednesday, January 29 Schedule (All Times Central)

NCAA Top-25 Men's Basketball  ("USA Today" Rankings)

8:00 p.m. - #1 Arizona Wildcats at Stanford Cardinal

8:00 p.m. - #2 Syracuse Orange at Wake Forest Demon Deacons

8:00 p.m. - #7 Kansas Jayhawks host #16 Iowa State Cyclones

8:00 p.m. - #13 Wisconsin Badgers host Northwestern Wildcats

6:00 p.m. - #19 Massachusetts Minutemen at St. Bonaventure Bonnies

7:00 p.m. - #21 Saint Louis Billikens host Richmond Spiders

6:00 p.m. - #22 Memphis Tigers at UCF Knights

6:00 p.m. - #23 Ohio State Buckeyes host Penn State Nittany Lions

10:00 p.m. - #24 Gonzaga Bulldogs at Santa Clara Broncos