Scores

Final

Illinois 57

(17-10, 7-7 Big Ten)

Michigan State 61

(15-11, 7-7 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

9:00 PM ET, February 19, 2011

Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan

1 2 T
ILL 26 3157
MSU 25 3661

Top Performers

Illinois: D. McCamey 15 Pts, 4 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl, 2 Blk

Michigan State: K. Lucas 25 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Ast

Michigan St. continues turnaround with win over Illinois

Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Kalin Lucas scored 25 points, lifting Michigan State to a 61-57 win over Illinois on Saturday night.

The Spartans (15-11, 7-7 Big Ten) have won two of three after losing five of six to bolster their shot at playing in a 14th straight NCAA tournament.

The Fighting Illini (17-10, 7-7) have lost three of five to make it more difficult to earn one of the coveted 68 spots in college basketball's showcase next month.

Michigan State scored nine straight points after the game was tied at 51 to pull away in a closely contested game that had postseason-like intensity.

Demetri McCamey had 15 points, Mike Davis scored 15 and Brandon Paul added 12 for Illinois.

Lucas didn't get much help offensively. Keith Appling scored nine points, Durrell Summers had all eight of his points in the first half and Delvon Roe added eight, including a low-post shot that put the Spartans ahead by four with 1 1/2 minutes left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILL
MSU
Points 57 61
FG Made-Attempted 22-59 (.373) 21-50 (.420)
3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 3-15 (.200)
FT Made-Attempted 8-10 (.800) 16-23 (.696)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 12 (0/0)
Largest Lead 3 9

2010-11 Season

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