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Burke's defensive plays help Michigan beat Michigan State

Wolverines rebound from stunning loss to Penn State

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Michigan point guard Trey Burke, front, and forward Mitch McGary celebrate their 58-57 win over Michigan State today Ann Arbor. Trey Burke stole the ball from Keith Appling near midcourt and went in alone for a dunk with 22 seconds remaining, then made another steal in the final seconds to secure the win. Michigan point guard Trey Burke, front, and forward Mitch McGary celebrate their 58-57 win over Michigan State today Ann Arbor. Trey Burke stole the ball from Keith Appling near midcourt and went in alone for a dunk with 22 seconds remaining, then made another steal in the final seconds to secure the win.
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ANN ARBOR — Trey Burke’s steal and score with 20 seconds left lifted the fourth-ranked Michigan basketball team to a score-settling 58-57 victory over No. 9 Michigan State today at Crisler Arena.

After the Spartans climbed back from a late 10-point deficit to even the game, they hoped to hold for the last shot. But Burke picked guard Keith Appling and raced down the floor for the go-ahead score.

MSU forward Derrick Nix then made one of two free throws with 8.8 seconds left. After Michigan’s Mitch McGary missed the front end of a one-and-one with 8 seconds remaining, the Spartans could not get off a winning shot attempt.

Burke scored a game-high 21 points as Michigan (24-5, 11-5 Big Ten) moved into a four-way tie for second place in the Big Ten with MSU, Ohio State and Wisconsin. Michigan State throttled the Wolverines in the rivals’ first meeting.



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