Michigan State vs Boise State Final: 74-70 - Recap
Michigan State grabbed a 74-70 win over Boise State on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Keith Appling at Breslin Center.
Michigan State did not, however, defeat Boise State against the spread, which closed at 15 at most sportsbooks.
Denzel Valentine had 12 points for Michigan State and Branden Dawson chipped in with 10 points. Keith Appling had 7 assists for them, while Branden Dawson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 5 boards.
Boise State got 24 points from Derrick Marks in a losing cause and another 14 points from Mikey Thompson. Derrick Marks contributed 4 assists for them, while Mikey Thompson had 5 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Michigan State were victorious, as the score was 38-32 at the break.
Michigan State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 28-24.