Number-eight Michigan State erased an 18 point deficit but the comeback fell short as they lost to No.18 Purdue 82-81 in overtime Tuesday night.
With the score tied at 81 in overtime, Denzel Valentine was called for a foul on Purdue’s Rapheal Davis.
Davis hit the first free throw and missed the second with 4.6 seconds to play, but the rebound ended up in the hands of A. J. Hammons of Purdue.
Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with 27 points and 10 assists, Matt Costello had 11 points and Matt McQuaid added 10 points.
The loss snaps MSU’s four-game winning streak.
Michigan State, 20-5 overall and 7-5 in the Big Ten, hosts Indiana Sunday.
The Michigan Wolverines will look to shake off Saturday’s loss to Michigan State when they travel to take on Minnesota tonight.
Tip-off is 9:00 p.m.
The Wolverines are 17-7, 7-4 in the Big Ten. The Golden Gophers post a record of 6-17, and are winless in the conference at 0-11.
Top-25 College Basketball:
#1 Villanova Wildcats 86, DePaul Blue Demons 59
#2 Maryland Terrapins 93, Bowie State Bulldogs 62
Creighton Bluejays 70, #5 Xavier Musketeers 56
#6 Kansas Jayhawks 75, #10 West Virginia Mountaineers 65
#7 Virginia Cavaliers 67, Virginia Tech Hokies 49
#9 North Carolina Tar Heels 68, Boston College Eagles 65
#18 Purdue Boilermakers 82, #8 Michigan State Spartans 81 (OT)
#12 Miami (FL) Hurricanes 65, Pittsburgh Panthers 63
#19 Dayton Flyers 76, Duquesne Dukes 74
#22 Kentucky Wildcats 82, Georgia Bulldogs 48
#25 Wichita State Shockers 74, Drake Bulldogs 48
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports