8:30 PM ET, February 22, 2012
No. 6 Michigan St. stays in first in Big Ten after holding off Minnesota
MINNEAPOLIS -- Outsmarted, outhustled and even outrebounded for most of the game, Michigan State snapped back to stun Minnesota.But in between laments about his team's performance, Spartans coach Tom Izzo offered his due praise. Sometimes, the most important wins aren't pretty at all.Keith Appling and Brandon Wood both scored 13 points to key No. 6 Michigan State's 66-61 victory over Minnesota on Wednesday night, helping the first-place Spartans win their sixth straight game and keep their one-game lead in the Big Ten.
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-53 (.415)||21-46 (.457)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-20 (.250)||5-13 (.385)|
|FT Made-Attempted||17-23 (.739)||14-15 (.933)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||14 (0/0)||20 (0/0)|