2:30 PM ET, March 21, 2010
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The celebration was barely over, and already Michigan State had to start thinking about life in the NCAA tournament without injured Kalin Lucas.Korie Lucious, filling in for the Spartans' star guard, hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to cap a frenetic finish and give depleted Michigan State an 85-83 victory over Maryland on Sunday in the second round of the Midwest Regional.After Lucas went down with a leg injury, the Spartans blew a 16-point lead in the second half. Greivis Vasquez's basket put Maryland ahead 83-82 with 6 seconds left, but Michigan State inbounded immediately and Draymond Green pushed the ball up the floor.
• Korie Lucious hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to give Michigan State the win, capping a game that featured four lead changes in the final 39 seconds. Lucious matched his season-high with 13 points.
• The Spartans are 2-0 against Maryland all-time in the NCAA tournament, with both games decided by 2 points.
• Michigan State will make its ninth appearance in the Sweet 16 under coach Tom Izzo.
• Durrell Summers had 26 points for the Spartans, his most in 11 NCAA tournament games.
-- ESPN research
NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||32-58 (.552)||29-66 (.439)|
|3P Made-Attempted||10-17 (.588)||9-19 (.474)|
|FT Made-Attempted||11-14 (.786)||16-20 (.800)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (0/0)||14 (0/0)|
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