banner

College Basketball

more stats

66
Final 12Score
Indiana283866
23  Michigan State274471
Preview | Matchup | Lineup | Wrap | Box
71


NCAA Game Summary - Indiana at Michigan State



(Tuesday, January 21st)

Final Score: (3) Michigan State 71, Indiana 66

East Lansing, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Gary Harris dropped 20 of his 24 points in the second half in third-ranked Michigan State's 71-66 triumph over Indiana from Breslin Center.

Harris, who made 4-of-6 from the arc, scored a career-high 26 points in a win over Indiana on Jan. 4. Michigan State (18-1, 7-0 Big Ten) completed the season sweep after dropping both meetings a season ago.

"What an incredible performance by him, again. Thirteen shots - it's not like he's getting a lot of shots. He's the most efficient player right now maybe in college basketball," Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo said of Harris.

Branden Dawson added 13 points and nine boards in the victory, while Denzel Valentine and Travis Trice netted 10 points apiece.

Yogi Ferrell dropped 19 points to lead the Hoosiers (12-7, 2-4), who lost their second straight game. Noah Vonleh contributed his second straight double-double with 13 points and 13 boards.

"I'm proud of my team to be honest with you, because I think we really did a great job the last couple days of establishing even more togetherness and it showed tonight, and we did some really good things," Indiana head coach Tom Crean said.

Harris surpassed his first half output a minute into the second when he scored six quick points to put the Spartans back on top after they trailed by one at halftime.

The Hoosiers took advantage of five MSU turnovers in six possessions midway through the period, with Troy Williams' swooping layup capping their 10-2 run for a 46-41 lead.

The Spartans regrouped out of a timeout. Harris worked his way to the free throw line and made a pair on the front end of a 21-6 Michigan State spurt. His 3-pointer plus a Valentine foul shot put the finishing touches on the run, which had the hosts in front 62-52 at the final media timeout.

Indiana fought back to within three points after a Stanford Robinson runner with 16 seconds left, but Trice made two clutch free throws for Michigan State and the best Indiana could do on its next possession was a Robinson dunk with 5.1 ticks remaining. Valentine hit his free throws out of a timeout to secure the outcome.

Earlier, Vonleh scored or assisted on the first five baskets for IU. Both teams shot 40 percent while combining for 21 fouls in a balanced first half that featured eight lead changes. The Hoosiers led 28-27 after a pair of Ferrell free throws capped off a low scoring first period.

Game Notes

Both teams were shorthanded for this one. Indiana was missing forward Will Sheehey (ankle), while Michigan State was without big man Adreian Payne (foot) ... Michigan State has won 43 of its last 46 home games ... MSU improved to 6-0 when trailing at halftime this season ... Harris had five steals for the third time this season ... Indiana still leads the all-time series, 67-50.

01/22 01:32:34 ET

Other Stories

TV
  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASL: RailHawks at Jacksonville

    Saturday at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • PGA: AT&T Byron Nelson Championship

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

Scoreboard
Local
Final
ROC 4
DUR 5
 
7:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR
 
Final
KAN 1
NYY 14
Final
COL 5
CIN 4
Final
PHI 3
NYM 6
Final
HOU 3
BAL 4
Final
BOS 2
MIN 7
Final
SFG 8
MIL 4
Final
WAS 2
CHC 1
Final
DET 0
OAK 4
Final
TEX 10
CLE 8
Final
ARI 2
STL 3
Final
MIA 2
PIT 4
Final
CWS 0
TOR 6
Final
SEA 4
TAM 1
Final
ATL 3
LOS 6
9th
SDP 3
ANA 3
 
7:05pm Tonight
HOU
BAL
 
7:05pm Tonight
KAN
NYY
 
7:05pm Tonight
MIA
PIT
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
CHC
 
7:07pm Tonight
CWS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
COL
CIN
 
7:10pm Tonight
PHI
NYM
 
7:10pm Tonight
SEA
TAM
 
7:10pm Tonight
TEX
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
BOS
MIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
SFG
MIL
 
8:15pm Tonight
ARI
STL
 
10:05pm Tonight
DET
OAK
 
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
 
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
 
Final
GSW 115
HOU 128
8:30pm Tonight
ATL
CLE
 
Final
CHI 4
ANA 5
 
8:00pm Tonight
NYR
TAM
 
Final
ROC 4
DUR 5
 
7:05pm Tonight
ROC
DUR