EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Keith Appling made two free throws with 7.9 seconds left and finished with 15 points to help No. 18 Michigan State beat Ohio State 59-56 on Saturday night.
MACON, Ga. (AP) Travis Smith scored 24 points to lead Mercer to an 82-74 win over South Carolina-Upstate on Saturday.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) Andrew Maxwell is still Michigan State's No. 1 quarterback. Michigan punter Will Hagerup remains suspended.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Michigan State coach Tom Izzo knows that to stop Deshaun Thomas is the surest way to stop No. 11 Ohio State.