Boxscore
Michigan St 74, Boise St. 70
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Officials - Brian Dorsey, Mike Eades, Kelly Pfeifer
Attendance - 14797

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Boise St. 32 38 70
Michigan St 38 36 74

Recap

No. 19 Michigan State 74, Boise State 70: Keith Appling had 22 points and seven assists and spurred a late comeback charge as the host Spartans stymied the Broncos’ upset bid.

Appling hit the go-ahead basket with 4:01 left and then stole the ball and drove for a layup 31 seconds later as Michigan State (3-1) used a 14-3 spurt to overcome a five-point deficit. Appling added a key three-point play with 15 seconds left to give the Spartans a 73-68 lead.

Derrick Marks scored 19 of his career-high 24 points in the second half and Mikey Thompson added 14 points for Boise State (3-1).

Michigan State led 43-34 on Appling’s 3-pointer with 13:34 to play. The Spartans had a six-point lead with just over 11 minutes left before the Broncos rolled off 11 straight points to take a 61-56 lead on Marks’ driving hoop with 8:24 remaining.

Boise State led 22-13 after Thompson’s 3-pointer with 8:35 left in the first half. The Spartans answered with a 16-2 run en route to a 38-32 advantage at halftime.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Spartans point guard Travis Trice (concussion) missed his third straight game. … Boise State is 1-18 on the road against ranked teams with the lone win coming at Nevada during the 2004-05 campaign. … Michigan State guard Gary Harris left the contest early in the first half with a shoulder injury and did not return.

Boise St. Broncos

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jeff Elorriaga 31:00 2-5 2-5 0-0 0 4 4 1 4 0 0 0 6
Ryan Watkins 20:00 4-5 0-0 4-4 4 0 4 0 4 0 1 1 12
Anthony Drmic 39:00 2-7 0-2 2-3 1 3 4 3 3 0 5 0 6
Igor Hadziomerovic 14:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 0
Derrick Marks 29:00 6-16 1-2 11-12 1 2 3 4 5 2 2 0 24
Kenny Buckner 14:00 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 4 2 1 0 6
Mikey Thompson 34:00 5-11 2-4 2-2 1 4 5 3 2 2 2 0 14
Thomas Bropleh 14:00 0-2 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1
Darrious Hamilton 5:00 0-0 0-0 1-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
TOTAL 200 21-50 5-14 23-29 7 15 22 12 26 6 14 1 70
  42.0% 35.7% 79.3% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 14

Michigan St Spartans

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Derrick Nix 27:00 3-3 0-0 3-4 0 4 4 0 4 1 0 0 9
Keith Appling 40:00 8-14 2-5 4-6 0 5 5 7 4 3 4 0 22
Branden Dawson 33:00 4-5 0-0 2-5 1 4 5 3 1 3 1 1 10
Gary Harris 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Denzel Valentine 29:00 4-9 2-6 2-3 1 3 4 2 2 2 3 0 12
Russell Byrd 23:00 1-5 1-5 1-3 1 1 2 2 2 0 1 0 4
Adreian Payne 16:00 5-6 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 2 2 0 3 1 10
Brandan Kearney 27:00 1-3 1-3 4-4 1 1 2 0 3 1 2 0 7
Matt Costello 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Alex Gauna 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-45 6-19 16-25 5 21 26 16 20 10 15 2 74
  57.8% 31.6% 64.0% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 15