Michigan State got a must win last night at the Breslin Center, but barely as the Spartans held on to beat Indiana in overtime 84-to-83. Draymond Green scored 19 points for M-S-U, hitting a pair of free throws to tie the game at 79 to send it into O-T and then drained what turned out to be the winning bucket with just under 30 seconds left in the extra period.
Kalin Lucas posted a game-high 26 points for the Spartans, who snapped a three-game losing skid to improve to 5-and-4 in the Big Ten and 13-and-8 overall. Indiana slips to 11-and-11 and 2-and-7 in conference play.
Also yesterday, Michigan rolled past Iowa 87-to-73 at Crisler Arena. The Wolverines, coming off their upset win over the Spartans on Thursday in East Lansing, led just 35-to-32 at the break but started the second half on a 20-to-7 run to take control.
Sophomore guard Darius Morris had only the third triple double in program history with 12 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists to pace Michigan. Tim Hardaway, Jr. led the Wolverines in scoring with 19 points. Michigan, now 13-and-9 and 3-and-9 in the league, plays Thursday at top-ranked Ohio State.