Scores

Final

Iowa 61

(11-20, 4-14 Big Ten)

Michigan State 66

(18-13, 9-9 Big Ten)

Coverage: ESPN2/WatchESPN

4:58 PM ET, March 10, 2011

Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana

1 2 T
IOWA 31 3061
MSU 33 3366

Top Performers

Iowa: B. Cartwright 14 Pts, 7 Reb, 6 Ast

Michigan State: D. Green 21 Pts, 14 Reb, 4 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Michigan State advances to Big Ten tourney quarterfinals

Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Draymond Green had 21 points and 14 rebounds to help Michigan State beat Iowa 66-61 on Thursday in the first round of the Big Ten tournament and keep its NCAA tournament hopes alive.

Iowa's Matt Gatens missed a 3-pointer that could have tied the game with six seconds remaining.

Kalin Lucas scored 11 points and Keith Appling added 10 for Michigan State, which advanced to play No. 9 Purdue (25-6) in the quarterfinals.

Michigan State (18-13) has played in the last two Final Fours and hasn't missed the NCAA tournament since the 1996-97 season, but the seventh-seeded Spartans felt they needed to beat 10th-seeded Iowa to boost their chances of continuing that streak.

Bryce Cartwright had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists and Gatens had 13 points for Iowa (11-20), which was coming off a win over then-No. 6 Purdue.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IOWA
MSU
Points 61 66
FG Made-Attempted 22-56 (.393) 22-54 (.407)
3P Made-Attempted 4-9 (.444) 4-14 (.286)
FT Made-Attempted 13-17 (.765) 18-23 (.783)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 7 7

2010-11 Season

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Feb 2, 2011 @IOWA 72, MSU 52Recap
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