No. 3 MICHIGAN STATE 71, INDIANA 66
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Gary Harris scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, helping No. 3 Michigan State beat Indiana 71-66 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.
The Spartans (18-1, 7-0) have won 11 straight games, extending their best one-loss start in a season in school history.
The Hoosiers (12-7, 2-4) have lost two straight and four of six.
Michigan State went on a 10-2 run to take a 62-52 lead with 4:29 left, but led by just four points after Yogi Ferrell made a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left. Keith Appling made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession and Stanford Robinson’s runner pulled the Hoosiers within three points.
Travis Trice made two free throws with 13.7 seconds left to give the Spartans a five-point lead, essentially sealing their 18th win in 19 home games against Indiana.
The Spartans were missing center Adreian Payne for a fourth straight game with a sprained right foot. The Hoosiers didn’t have senior forward Will Sheehey in the starting lineup for the first time this season after he injured an ankle in a home loss to Northwestern.
No. 20 PITTSBURGH 76, CLEMSON 43
PITTSBURGH — Talib Zanna scored 22 points on near flawless shooting for Pittsburgh.
Zanna connected on 9 of 10 shots, most of them dunks or layups, as the Panthers (17-2, 5-1 ACC) bounced back from a loss to No. 2 Syracuse.
Lamar Patterson added 13 points, six rebounds and four assists for Pitt, which ended Clemson’s three-game winning streak.
K.J. McDaniels battled early foul trouble and finished with 11 points for the Tigers but Clemson was never in it. Pitt needed less than 10 minutes to build a double-digit lead and cruised while handing the Tigers their worst loss of the season.
Clemson came in ranked third in the country in 3-point defense but could do little more than watch as the Panthers hit 4 of 7 3-pointers during a near flawless opening 20 minutes. Pitt made 12 baskets during the first half, and recorded assists on all 12 in taking a 37-20 lead.