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No. 7 Michigan State men win at No. 15 Iowa in overtime

Keith Appling scored 16 points and seventh-ranked Michigan State outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in overtime, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss.

The Associated Press

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IOWA CITY, Iowa – Michigan State seemingly had every reason to fold.

The seventh-ranked Spartans were coming off a draining loss to rival Michigan and again were down two starters to surging Iowa — which was hosting its biggest game in years.

Michigan State responded with the toughness it has shown so often under coach Tom Izzo and got a victory.

Keith Appling scored 16 points and the Spartans outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in overtime Tuesday, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss.

“I was concerned coming in whether we could get back up off the canvas. Not physically, we were going to be beat up. I was worried about mentally,” said Izzo, whose team fell to Michigan 80-75 on Saturday.

“We didn’t have time to be tired.”

Matt Costello had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (19-2 overall, 8-1 Big Ten Conference), who played without injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson.

“I just didn’t think we were tough enough. We weren’t tough at all,” said coach Fran McCaffery of Iowa (16-5, 5-3).

Other Top 10 men

At No. 4 Wichita St. 57, Loyola (Chi.) 45

Cleanthony Early scored 23 points as the Shockers (22-0, 9-0 Missouri Valley) beat Loyola of Chicago (8-13, 3-6).

Top 5 women

No. 1 Connecticut 93, at Temple 56

Breanna Stewart scored a career-high 37 points to help the Huskies (22-0, 9-0 American Athletic) overwhelm the Owls (10-10, 4-5).

No. 5 Louisville 80, at Rutgers 71

Shoni Schimmel scored 24 points, Asia Taylor added 19 and the Cardinals (21-1, 9-0 American Athletic) beat the Scarlet Knights (15-5, 6-3) to extend their winning streak to 14 games.

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