Jan. 20, 2013
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Michigan State and Ohio State battled for the win as the lead changed six times and the score was tied eight times.
MSU recorded the highest free throw percentage of the season, 85.7.
This is the fifth consecutive win for the Spartans where they held the opponent to shooting less than 50 percent from the field.
MSU out-rebounded OSU 34-25.
Michigan State scored 34 points in the paint and 12 second chance points while they limited Ohio State to 14 and 3 respectively.
Keith Appling led MSU in scoring for the 10th time this season, 18th time in his career, also scoring double figure points for the 13th time this season.
Adreian Payne scored in double-figures for his fourth straight game as well as notched a high of playing time, 32 minutes.
Adreian Payne over his last four games is averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting 79 percent (22-of-28) from the field.
Derrick Nix (8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals) played a career-high 35 minutes.
Branden Dawson tallied his seventh career game rebounding in double figures.
This was the first game of the season where the Spartans didn't produce any blocks.