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 Tuesday night 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.
» No. 2 Syracuse 72, Virginia Tech 52
» No. 5 Michigan State 72,No. 3 Ohio State 68 (OT)
» No. 9 Iowa State 87,No. 7 Baylor 72
» No. 16 Duke 79,Georgia Tech 57
» No. 25 Kansas State 65,TCU 47
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..
No. 9 Iowa State 87, No. 7 Baylor 72 • In Ames, Iowa, DeAndre Kane had a season-high 30 points with nine assists, eight rebounds and five steals as Iowa State rolled past Baylor, setting a school record with its 14th straight win. Melvin Ejim added 18 points for the Cyclones (14-0, 2-0 Big 12). They outscored Baylor 47-34 in the second half and rolled to a surprisingly decisive win over a fellow Big 12 title contender.
Gary Franklin and Brady Heslip both had 15 points for Baylor (12-2, 0-1), which saw its win streak snapped at six games.
No. 2 Syracuse 72, Virginia Tech 52 • In Blacksburg, Va., C.J. Fair scored 17 points and No. 2 Syracuse used a 16-0 run to pull away in the second half and beat Virginia Tech. Tyler Ennis added 13 points, Jerami Grant had 12 points and 10 rebounds and Trevor Cooley scored 11 points for the Orange (15-0, 2-0 ACC).
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