Indiana's 12-game winning streak came to an end as Keith Appling scored 25 points to lead Michigan State to an 80-65 victory Wednesday at Breslin Center.
Christian Watford scored 26 points for IU.
Here are the highlights.
Key play: More like monumental play. Adreian Payne made a free throw with 5:11 left in the game, Michigan State's 20th unanswered point.
Key number(s): IU had an amazing run (25-2) to take a second-half lead. But it was the 20-0 run by the Spartans later in the half that proved to be the difference.
More notes: Verdell Jones III scored 11 points as he returned from an injury in the second half against UMBC. … The Hoosiers attempted just nine foul shots, making five. IU came into the game averaging 20.8 free-throws made per game. … Christian Watford became the 43rd Hoosier to score 1,000 career points. He came into the contest 21 points shy of the mark.
"It's just an absolute learning process, this league is, this time of the year is. Our guys are learning all year long inside the games, and I have no reason to believe they won't continue to learn. We'll make the corrections. We'll get better."
- IU coach Tom Crean