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Michigan State defeats Kansas, 67-64

  • 6 p.m., Nov. 13, 2012
  • Atlanta, Ga.,

FINAL: Late run pushes Michigan State to 67-64 victory over KU

Michigan State's Keith Appling hit a crucial, shot-clock-beating layup with 13.8 seconds left to push his team's lead to three, and Kansas' Travis Releford missed a three-pointer at the buzzer as MSU held on for a 67-64 victory over KU at the Champions Classic on Tuesday at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

MSU ended the game on a 13-5 run.

Elijah Johnson led KU with 16 points on 6-for-15 shooting, while Ben McLemore added 14 points on 5-for-7 shooting.

KU (1-1) will play UT Chattanooga at 7 p.m. Thursday at Allen Fieldhouse.

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Live coverage (Ended November 13, 2012 at 8:17 p.m.)

Micky Baker in reply to Ian Ballinger

KU's cocky? Really? It appeared MSU was. I was talking about MSU. Let them get cocky. Come March, KU will be the better team.

Brian Powell

disappointment was that nothing much changed at half. We did the best, esp. on O, at about the 5:00 mark of the first half. Rest of the game was slow, weak, sloppy, and not very smart..

Aircapjay

The guys ran out of gas. Need better conditioning.

Micky Baker

We lost the 2nd game of the season last year, too. This just makes KU hungrier.

Brian Powell in reply to Ia4jayhawk

they're team didn't play much better than ours -- but made better individual plays. Harris won it for them, really. Hot shooting all game.

Brian Haase

that is not the D i'm used to seeing from KU. we collapsed the last 5 minutes. sad stuff, HAVE to improve our D.

Justin Daniel

We blew that one, that will hurt ncaa tourney time. The team we just played has half the talent we do.

Stupidmichael

Wouldn't have a problem with this outcome if ku hadn't lead most of the game, before missing a couple layups and making a couple of stupid passes. Frustrating.

Gabrielmichael

You guys we gotta wear shades...

Mark Hopkins in reply to Duane Rice

Enjoy!

Benjamin Piehler

UK fans celebrating

Cody Riedy

Wonder why we didn't try zone D at all, since they were beating us on the dribble so much.

Brian Powell

But I loved seeing Traylor play with some fire... wish upperclassmen would play like that!

Ia4jayhawk

Still, That is one heck of a team we just played. The boys will learn from this.

Ryan_32 in reply to Ian Ballinger

I thought we were going to lose from like 5 minutes out...

Duane Rice

That was crap. The good thing is i get to take my four year son to his first game on Thur. I cant wait.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Micky Baker

It's not that I don't agree that we're soft... we are. KU's cocky, overrated, and shouldn't be in the top 10.... but the problem i had is that people called the game with over 2 minutes to go and we weren't even down by more than three.

Micky Baker

When Ellis gets in his groove, it will be real hard for anyone to beat KU.

Billself4prez in reply to Benjamin Piehler

Didn't switch.

Gabrielmichael in reply to Benjamin Piehler

right

Mark Hopkins

Dont like losing but better now than March!

Bwag

We'll be okay.

Benjamin Piehler

Withey should never have been guarding that kid from the top of the key

Jeremy Wilhelm

Applying and Harris killed KU

Billself4prez

Releford was the one person i didn't want to shoot that.

Maxjay

Losing does suck. This is not March so I am excited for this team.

Brian Powell in reply to Ia4jayhawk

no, nothing he could do... I think our team D is just not together yet.

Cshjhawk

Withey needs to pick up his game!

Gabrielmichael

a little baptism for our freshman... need to grow from this...

Stupidmichael

Screen

Billself4prez

What was that?

Brian Haase

we had that... our inexperience lost us that one. we will get better

Danr

Good learning game for the hawks

Stupidmichael

Simple ball scree killed ku

Ryan_32

Withey should not be playing that many minutes.... Slow and weak. No excuses at this point. I'd rather see Young or Traylor out there.

Micky Baker in reply to Ian Ballinger

It's okay. Let them get cocky. We have a lot of young players.

Melrank

Well that sucks.

Bwag

Just short.

Ia4jayhawk

Shouldn't have lost that one

Darshben

I hope UK Loses! I hate UK

Cody Riedy

losing sucks

FINAL
Michigan St. 67
Kansas 64

Jesse Newell

Releford misses a three at the buzzer. MSU holds on.

Brian Haase

wow

Brian Powell in reply to Duane Rice

3rd time tonight I saw guys switching on a simple screen.... just can't do that. Guys will hedge, and the other defender just leaves his man totally.

Gabrielmichael

how about tharpe for 3

Maxjay

Problem with high expectations. I love KU. ROCK CHALK ALL THE WAY..ALL THE TIME.

Aircapjay

We missed too many bunnies and free throws earlier in the game. Our D is not that bad. It is failing late however.

Billself4prez in reply to Ia4jayhawk

It's been the whole game..

Brian Haase

EJ or BMAC for three here

Jesse Newell in reply to Ia4jayhawk

Thinking the same thing.

Cshjhawk

Regardless, this sis going to be a very good team!

Danr

Take it to the hole

Justin Daniel in reply to Ian Ballinger

It has nothing to do with faith, this team is soft. Case in point the last play.

Ia4jayhawk

You guys are really going to hate on Withey for Appling driving by him? Are you kidding me?!

Bwag

Second game of the season.

Koolkeithfreeze

PLEASE run something OTHER than the '08 shot play...

Billself4prez

Go for a quick 2 and foul?

Maxjay

:(

Dynamitehawk

Queue the Memphis play.

Cody Riedy

haven't seen Tharpe in awhile...wonder why...he's been one of the more consistent players so far this season

Gabrielmichael

plenty to work on this week though...

Darshben

My wish: EJw the 3! #15 charm

Brian Powell

our D is a mess tonight. bad switches, bad double teams, guys left wide open...

Mark Hopkins

Cant defend a play like that!

Melrank

KY needs to move over

Ia4jayhawk

I see KY's defense is in mid-season form from last year

Duane Rice

why did withey switch to him.

Ian Ballinger in reply to Billself4prez

he's not playing with passion like last year

00:12 left in Second Half
Michigan St. 67
Kansas 64

Jesse Newell

KU with the ball.

Dynamitehawk

Who is our three guy?

Stupidmichael

Msu guards annihilating our defense.

Zedek

I thought for sure Appling's three would've done in this young team.

Billself4prez

Nice job Withey. MVP

Kooky

Withey is so slow

Ia4jayhawk

Shit

Jesse Newell

What a play by Appling.

Maxjay

I meant, me missing the game. What's going on?

Gabrielmichael in reply to Ia4jayhawk

agreed

Ia4jayhawk

Either way, this game is going to help out in the long run

Maxjay

This is CRAZY!

Ryan_32

Please tell me Withey is not in...

Jeremy Wilhelm in reply to Gabrielmichael

Good point :-)

Brian Powell

dangit, we wasted so many plays on both ends all game... so it has to come down to the last possession.

Darshben

Lets pull a 2012 Tourney kids!

Gabrielmichael

Not if it wasn't called...

Melrank

No f

Ian Ballinger in reply to Justin Daniel

i can see the faith you have in this team flowing from your body.

Ia4jayhawk

Well, that was a foul...

Billself4prez

NO THREES!!

Duane Rice

no switching.

Jeremy Wilhelm in reply to Mark Hopkins

He's right but it happens

Melrank

fLet's get a stop

00:35 left in Second Half
Michigan St. 65
Kansas 64

Jesse Newell

Timeout MSU.

Justin Daniel in reply to Ian Ballinger

YES

Mark Hopkins

. Shut up Jay!

Ian Ballinger in reply to Justin Daniel

still think it's over?

00:48 left in Second Half
Michigan St. 65
Kansas 64

Jesse Newell

McLemore makes the free throw.

Ia4jayhawk

Yeah, he needs to do that more often

Melrank

That was good fortune for us.

Billself4prez

BEN!!!!!!

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