No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 9 Michigan State final score: Wolverines outlast Spartans, 58-57

Gregory Shamus

Thanks to Trey Burke's heroics, Michigan withstood a pair of Michigan State rallies late in the second half on Sunday.

Trey Burke scored 21 points and dished out eight assists, but it was his defense that lifted the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines to a 58-57 victory over the No. 9 Michigan State Spartans on Sunday at the Crisler Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Burke came up with a huge steal with 20 seconds remaining, stripping the ball from Keith Appling and racing toward the Wolverines' hoop for a dunk to stop a 7-0 run by Michigan State and give Michigan a two-point lead. Minutes earlier, Burke made a bucket to halt another 7-0 run by Michigan State which cut the Wolverines' 10-point lead to three. He followed that shot with another key strip of Appling, resulting in a pair of free throws by Mitch McGary to extend Michigan's lead to seven points.

Michigan State had a shot to win the game with under five seconds left after McGary missed the front end of a one-and-one, but Burke stole the ball yet again, sealing the win for Michigan.

Adreian Payne finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Gary Harris added 16 points for the Spartans.

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