Michigan State Vs. Florida State Final Score: Spartans Top Seminoles 65-49 In 2011 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

The Big Ten kept the good times rolling on Wednesday night as the Michigan State Spartans knocked off the Florida State Seminoles 65-49 in East Lansing.

A day after the Ohio State Buckeyes crushed the Duke Blue Devils and minutes after the Indiana Hoosiers upended the North Carolina State Wolfpack, the Spartans cruised past the Seminoles with relative ease at home.

Keith Appling took over the game for Michigan State, pouring in 24 points and hitting 3-5 three pointers and all five of his free throws. Appling scored 12 of his team's 14 points during a decisive span midway through the second half as Michigan State turned a 44-42 lead into a 58-46 lead. From there, Michigan State only pulled away as Florida State, now 5-3, was held scoreless over the final 1:36 of regulation.

Michigan State, 5-2, won for the fifth time in a row following opening week losses to ACC foes and top ten teams, the North Carolina Tar Heels and Duke Blue Devils.

The Spartans will aim to push the winning streak to six games when they host the Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks on Sunday.

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