Finally! Hoosiers win in Michigan

No. 1 Indiana beats No. 4 Spartans

Will Sheehey and the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers found just enough wiggle room to escape Travis Trice (20), Derrick Nix, Denzel Valentine and No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday in East Lansing, Mich. It was the Hoosiers’ first road win on the Spartans’ home floor since 1991. Enlarge photo

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Will Sheehey and the top-ranked Indiana Hoosiers found just enough wiggle room to escape Travis Trice (20), Derrick Nix, Denzel Valentine and No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday in East Lansing, Mich. It was the Hoosiers’ first road win on the Spartans’ home floor since 1991.

EAST LANSING, Mich.

Victor Oladipo’s go-ahead putback, dunk and free throws in the final minute lifted top-ranked Indiana to a 72-68 win over No. 4 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

Indiana (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) broke a first-place tie in the conference. The Hoosiers had lost 17 in a row – since 1991 – on the road against the Spartans.

The Spartans blew opportunities at the free throw line.

Trailing by three with 3.7 seconds left, Gary Harris was fouled on a 3-point attempt. He missed the first one, then after making the second, missed the third on purpose. Indiana got the rebound, and Oladipo hit two free throws to seal the win. Keith Appling missed the front end of a one and one with a little more than a minute left.

Michigan State (22-5, 11-3 Big Ten) had won five in a row and 11 of 12 with its only loss during the stretch at Indiana.