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Big Ten Tournament 2011: Michigan State Leads Iowa At Halftime, 33-31

Halfway through its opening game in the 2011 Big Ten tournament, the Michigan State basketball team holds a two-point lead over Iowa. The Hawkeyes tied things up at 28 apiece on an Eric May three-pointer, but Draymond Green scored on a layup to put MSU on top, 33-31.

Michigan State opened this game with a quick start and led by a score of 10-4. Up until there were eight minutes left in the half, Iowa couldn't seem to close the gap, trailing by as many as seven points. That's when the Hawkeyes went on a bit of a run, however, and eventually managed to tie things up.

Green leads Michigan State in the scoring department with 15 points so far. Kalin Lucas has seven points for the Spartans, as well as three rebounds and two assists. Three other players have scored for MSU: Adreian Payne (6), Keith Appling (3) and Garrick Sherman (2).

For Iowa, Bryce Cartwright has 10 points and Matt Gatens has nine. Jarryd Cole and Eric May each have three points, and Melsahn Basabe, Andrew Brommer and Zach McCabe all have two points.

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