February 25, 2012; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reacts to play of the Nebraska Cornhuskers during the first half at Jack Breslin Students Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

College Hoops Sunday: Buckeyes Beat Spartans, Big Ten Title Split 3 Ways

Sunday's college basketball slate featured Kentucky finishing unbeaten in the SEC and Ohio State beating Michigan State to create a three-way tie for the Big Ten title. Previously: Saturday's College Basketball Action

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Illinois State Vs. Creighton Score: Redbirds On Way To An Upset At Halftime Of MVC Championship

The Illinois State Redbirds weren't supposed to challenge the Creighton Bluejays too much in the MVC championship game on Sunday afternoon, but they're doing their best to earn a guaranteed berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Redbirds trailed 27-16 with less than seven minutes left in the first half, but went on a big run to take a 31-30 halftime lead.

The Redbirds are led by junior guard Tyler Brown, who had eight points and a key three-pointer with nine seconds left in the half that gave Illinois State the halftime lead. Jackie Carmichael contributed seven points and five rebounds in the first half.

As far as the Bluejays are concerned, sophomore standout Doug McDermott had a great first half with 12 points and three rebounds, but his teammates weren't enough help in the first half. Grant Gibbs scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds, though, so at least he's doing his part.

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No. 1 Kentucky Vs. No. 16 Florida: Wildcats Clamp Down To Complete Undefeated SEC Schedule

The top-ranked Kentucky Wildcats completed their undefeated SEC schedule on Sunday afternoon with a victory over the Florida Gators. John Calipari's team wasn't able to run away with the game until late, but they did so in spectacular fashion on the way to a 74-59 victory.

Kentucky allowed Florida to score just four points in the last nine minutes and three seconds of the game thanks to excellent defense from Anthony Davis, Terrence Jones and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

Davis was outstanding in the final couple of minutes, closing out any hope for Florida on a sequence where he swatted a shot, led the breakaway to the other end and then capped it off with an emphatic putback dunk for good measure. Davis finished with a game-high 22 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks while Jones added 19 points, three steals and a pair of blocks himself.

The Gators were led by Patric Young's 21 points while Erik Murphy scored 14, but Florida made just 38 percent of its field goal attempts as they went ice cold in the second half.

The Wildcats are now the top seed in the SEC tournament while the Gators fell to the fourth seed with Sunday's loss.

For more on the Wildcats, check out A Sea of Blue. For more on the Gators, be sure to check out Alligator Army.


Bracketology 2012: North Carolina Takes Fourth Top Seed (For Now)

Thanks to a big win at Duke on Saturday night, the Tar Heels are the fourth top seed in Chris Dobbertean's Sunday bracketology.

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