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No. 5 Michigan State beats No. 3 Ohio State 72-68

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    Michigan State football player Kyler Elsworth holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy as he stands with players Connor Cook, from left, Bennie Fowler, Micajah Reynolds and Jack Allen during halftime at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Michigan State's Branden Dawson (22) lays the ball up as Ohio State's Shanon Scott (3), Aaron Craft (4), and LaQuinton Ross, right, and Michigan State's Gavin Schilling (34) watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich.

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    Michigan State football player Kyler Elsworth holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy during halftime of an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Ohio State's Aaron Craft, left, puts up a layup against Michigan State's Adreian Payne during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio, right, addresses the crowd during halftime of an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Michigan State football players are honored during halftime of an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Ohio State's Lenzelle Smith Jr. (32) shoots between Michigan State's Kenny Kaminski, left, and Keith Appling during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio addresses the crowd at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Michigan State football coach Mark Dantonio holds the 100th Rose Bowl championship trophy during halftime at an NCAA college basketball game between Michigan State and Ohio State, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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    Ohio State's Amir Williams (23) dunks over Michigan State's Matt Costello (10) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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Michigan State's Branden Dawson (22) lays the ball up as Ohio State's Shanon Scott (3), Aaron Craft (4), and LaQuinton Ross, right, and Michigan State's Gavin Schilling (34) watch during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — Keith Appling made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 29 seconds left and finished with 20 points, seven assists and six rebounds to help No. 5 Michigan State beat No. 3 Ohio State 72-68 in overtime tonight after blowing a 17-point lead in the second half.

The Spartans (14-1, 3-0 Big Ten) led 55-38 and the Buckeyes (15-1, 2-1) forced overtime with a 20-3 run to close regulation.

Ohio State entered the day as one of six unbeaten teams in Division I.

Aaron Craft’s three-point play with 2:02 left in the second half and his layup, after throwing an inbounds pass off Adreian Payne’s backside, with a minute left pulled Ohio State within one. Payne made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession, allowing Amir Williams’ putback dunk with 19 seconds left to tie the game and send it to overtime.

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