EAST LANSING, Mich.
Victor Oladipos 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.