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Michigan State upsets No. 4 Kentucky in double-overtime thriller

Malik Hall pressured two further durations with dunks off inbounds performs, and Michigan State outlasted No. 4 Kentucky 86-77 in double extra time on Tuesday evening after Oscar Tshiebwe concluded his robust season debut by fouling out.

Tshiebwe, final season’s consensus nationwide participant of the yr, had 22 factors and 18 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-1) earlier than selecting up his fifth foul late within the first extra time.

Michigan State (2-1), coming off a one-point loss to No. 2 Gonzaga on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, appeared headed for one more robust nonconference defeat on this Champions Classic matchup. But the Spartans tied the sport within the last seconds of regulation and extra time due to Hall, who completed with 20 factors.

Joey Hauser scored 23 factors and Mady Sissoko had a career-high 16 factors with eight rebounds for the Spartans, who spent a lot of the second half enjoying catch-up. But with Tshiebwe on the bench, Michigan State closed out the sport by outscoring Kentucky 13-1. Sissoko gave the Spartans the lead with an alley-oop slam and had one other dunk within the last minute.

Mady Sissoko’s slam caps off a profession evening in Michigan State’s upset win.

Mady Sissoko’s monster alley-oop slam caps off a profession evening in Michigan State’s upset win over the No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats.

Kentucky led 62-60 close to the tip of regulation when Tshiebwe misplaced Hall on an inbound move. Hall took benefit by dunking with 3.7 seconds left.

It occurred once more within the first extra time when Hall broke free because the Spartans moved the ball into the entrance court docket. He drove in for the dunk to tie it 71-71 with 1.4 seconds left.

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After Cason Wallace’s 3-pointer early within the second extra time gave Kentucky a 76-73 lead, the Spartans locked down Kentucky’s shooters and pulled away.

Reporting By The Associated Press.


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