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Keys to the game

Cody Zeller scored 18 points as No. 18 Indiana topped No. 5 Michigan State 70-55 Tuesday at Assembly Hall.

Here are the highlights.

Key basket(s): Christian Watford banked a three-pointer to give IU a 59-49 lead with 6:02 to go. With 3:17 remaining, Cody Zeller stole the ball from Keith Appling and raced to the other end of the court for a dunk to stretch the lead to 66-52.

Key number: 31-30. Indiana won the rebounding edge against one of the best rebounding teams in the country.

History: It's the first time in school history the Hoosiers have beaten three top 5 programs in the regular season. The last time IU did it was 1975-76, when the team beat No. 2 UCLA in the regular season, and No. 2 Marquette and No. 5 UCLA in the NCAA tournament.

More history: IU became the first Big Ten team with three-regular season wins vs. the top 5 since the 1990-91 (Iowa). Steak over: Indiana ended a six-game losing streak to the Spartans.


"It's just a testament to how hard we've been working in practice. We got re-focused, we got that confidence and nastiness to us back."