Freshman Nick Ward had 22 points and 10 rebounds and Alvin Ellis hit two free throws with 11 seconds left in overtime to lift Michigan State (9-5) over Minnesota (12-2) in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
MSU trailed by 13 points at halftime but then went on a 15-1 run in the 2nd half to get back in the game.
Ellis scored 20 points off the bench while Lourawls "Tum Tum" Nairn added 13.
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