No. 18 Indiana holds off No. 5 Michigan St. 70-55

No. 18 Indiana holds off No. 5 Michigan St. 70-55

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BLOOMINGTON, IN - FEBRUARY 28: Cody Zeller #40 of the Indiana Hoosiers shoots the ball while defended by Derrick Nix #25 of the Michigan State Spartans during the Big Ten Conference game at Assembly hall on February 28, 2012 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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by AP

WHAS11.com

Posted on February 28, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 28 at 11:03 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Cody Zeller scored 18 points and Victor Oladipo added 13, giving No. 18 Indiana a 70-55 victory over No. 5 Michigan State on Tuesday night.

The Hoosiers (23-7, 10-7 Big Ten) became the second team in less than a week to beat three top five teams this season. Kansas also achieved a feat only one other Indiana team had done since 1948-49.

Draymond Green had 29 points for Michigan State (24-6, 13-4), which had won seven straight and was trying to clinch its second outright league title in four seasons.

The Hoosiers used a 12-2 run to build an 18-8 lead. Michigan State never got closer than four points the rest of the way.

It was Indiana coach Tom Crean's first victory against his former boss, Tom Izzo.

 

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