EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Keith Appling scored in double figures for the first time in more than five weeks and No. 22 Michigan State looked healthier than it had in months in an 86-76 victory over No. 24 Iowa on Thursday night.
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Pass-first point guard with the ability to shoot from deep Had a healthy offseason after suffering through illness and injury last summer and season Tough determined player despite small frame Developing into a strong leader Son of a high-school coach with a high basketball IQ.
Appeared in 27 games, averaging 18.6 minutes and 4.8 points Ranked second on the team in 3-point field-goal percentage (.402), ranking sixth in the Big Ten Ranked third on the team in 3-point field goals made (29) and attempted (72) Ranked fourth on the team in total assists (50) and third in assists per game (1.9) Twenty-nine of his 41 made field goals were from 3-point range, the highest percentage on the team (.707) Led the Spartans in assists in five games Dished out a season-high five assists twice, against both Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/5) and Indiana (1/27) Recorded four assists against Tuskegee (12/15) and Wisconsin (3/7) Scored in double figures in four games, including a season-high 12 points against both Purdue (1/5) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/5) Scored 11 points against both Penn State (1/16) and Loyola Chicago (12/8) Suffered a concussion in the first game of the season against Connecticut in Germany (11/9) and missed the next five contests Suffered his second concussion of the year against Illinois (1/31) and missed the next four games Recorded 25 steals on the season, including a career high six against Wisconsin (3/7).
Appeared in 32 games, averaging 17.2 minutes and 4.5 points Ranked fourth on the squad in 3-point field goals made (30) and 3-point field goals attempted (74) Led Big Ten freshmen in 3-point field-goal percentage (.405) Ranked fourth on the team with 56 assists Led MSU in assists in four games Led the Spartans with 20 points against Central Connecticut State (12/7), knocking down all four 3-point attempts Also scored in double figures against Texas Southern (11/18 - 11 points) and Iowa (1/10 - 10 points) Dished out five assists against Central Connecticut State (12/7) and Lehigh (12/22) Scored nine points against Iowa (3/9) in the Big Ten quarterfinals, hitting 3-of-4 3-pointers Recorded 25 steals, including three each against North Carolina (11/11), UALR (11/20) and Eastern Michigan (11/27).
2011 Gatorade Ohio Boys Basketball Player of the Year Averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 assists, 4.3 steals and 3.3 rebounds as a senior at Wayne High School, playing for his father Travis Trice 2011 First-team All-State honoree 2011 Southwest District Player of the Year, leading the Warriors to a 22-2 mark and a spot in the district finals Wayne High School's all-time leading scorer with 1,555 points Shot 48.1 percent from the field, including 42.5 percent from 3-point range, and 83.0 percent from the foul line Scored a season-high 44 points vs. Toledo Rogers Averaged 22.1 points, 4.9 assists and 4.2 steals as a junior Shot 43 percent from 3-point range 2010 Third-team All-State honoree First-team all-conference and all-district selection 2010 conference player of the year Two-time district underclassman of the year Averaged 16.5 points as a sophomore 2009 Third-team all-district and First-team all-conference AAU teammate of fellow freshman Branden Dawson for SYF Players.
Born Jan. 22, 1993 Son of Travis and Julie Trice Communication major Father, Travis, played two years each at Purdue and Butler Grandfather, Bob Pritchett, played at Vincennes University and Old Dominion and is in the Old Dominion Hall of Fame.