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Big Ten Tournament - Michigan State vs Iowa Final: 59-56 - Recap

Michigan State earned a 59-56 victory over Iowa on Friday, getting 18 points from Adreian Payne at United Center.

Michigan State did not, however, defeat Iowa against the spread, which closed at 6 at most sportsbooks.

Michigan State got 13 points from Keith Appling and another 13 points from Gary Harris. Derrick Nix contributed 3 assists, while Adreian Payne cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.

Iowa got a 9-point performance from Mike Gesell, who was supported by 8 points from Melsahn Basabe. Roy Devyn Marble had 4 assists in a losing cause for Iowa, while Melsahn Basabe grabbed 8 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Iowa were victorious, as the score was 30-20 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Michigan State as they grabbed 34 boards, while Iowa only had 27.