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.
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