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Michigan State holds on to beat Indiana

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 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Travis Trice scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half Saturday as Michigan State barely staved off Indiana's frantic rally 74-72. The Spartans (21-10, 11-6) have won two straight and six of eight as they try to earn the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten tournament. Indiana (19-12, 9-9) continued its recent swoon by losing its third in a row. Kevin "Yogi" Ferrell had 21 points and James Blackmon Jr. added 17. Michigan State appeared to have it wrapped up with a 67-56 lead and 3:42 to go. Indiana got within 72-69 with 27.4 seconds left and twice had chances to force overtime. But Michigan State fouled Blackmon before he could take a 3-pointer, and after Trice missed the second of two free throws, Ferrell was fouled in the backcourt but only made 1 of 2 free throws. Zeisloft's 40-court heave at the buzzer was short.

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