The Michigan St. Spartans became the first team this season to sink the Indiana Hoosiers, thanks to a 21-0 second half run that helped give Michigan St. a 79-65 win on Wednesday night in East Lansing in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
The Spartans, who have now won 11 straight, were led by the backcourt starting duo of Keith Appling (25 points) and Brandon Wood (13 points).
Michigan St. led the entire first half, but Indiana started the second half on a 12-0 run to take a 41-36 lead. But the Spartans did that run even better, holding the Spartans scoreless for more than six minutes during a 21-0 run in which the Hoosiers turned the ball over five times.
With the win, Michigan St. improves to 12-2 and 10-0 at home. The Hoosiers fall to 12-1 overall and 2-1 on the road.
The Spartans hit the road for a date with the 8-4 Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday. Nebraska lost its conference opener 64-40 on Tuesday night. Saturday's game is scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. eastern time.