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Burke’s Defensive Plays Help Michigan Beat MSU

Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to get a shot off in front of Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans. (Credit: Getty)

Trey Burke #3 of the Michigan Wolverines tries to get a shot off in front of Gary Harris #14 of the Michigan State Spartans. (Credit: Getty)

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trey Burke stole the ball from Keith Appling near midcourt and went in alone for a dunk with 22 seconds remaining, then made another steal in the final seconds to give No. 4 Michigan a pulsating 58-57 win over No. 9 Michigan State on Sunday.

The Spartans (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten) had the ball with the shot clock off at 56-all, but Burke’s first big defensive play enabled Michigan (24-5, 11-5) to take the lead. After Derrick Nix made one of two free throws and Mitch McGary missed the front end of a 1-and-1 for Michigan, Burke stole a pass by Gary Harris to end it.

The Michigan State loss clinches at least a share of the Big Ten title for Indiana.

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