Recap - Michigan State Defeats Ohio State 72-68

Michigan State grabbed a 72-68 win over Ohio State on Tuesday, behind a 20-point effort from Keith Appling at Breslin Center.

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

Michigan State got 18 points from Adreian Payne and another 13 points from Gary Harris. Keith Appling contributed 7 assists, while Denzel Valentine cleaned the glass with 6 rebounds.

Ohio State got 18 points from Sam Thompson in a losing cause and another 10 points from Marc Loving. Aaron Craft contributed 6 assists for them, while Amir Williams had 11 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Michigan State were victorious, as the score was 28-21 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Ohio State as they grabbed 42 boards, while Michigan State only had 28.