Burkes defensive plays help Michigan beat MSU, give IU share of Big Ten title
Posted: 03/03/2013 at 6:40 pm
By: Associated Press
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Michigan guard Trey Burke (3) and forward Mitch McGary (4) celebrate at the end of an NCAA college basketball game with Michigan State, Sunday, March 3, 2013, at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan won 58-57. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)
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.