No. 19 Hoosiers fall to Spartans


Published: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 2:13 a.m.
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Michigan State's Adam Ballinger celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left to secure the win against Indiana Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2003, in East Lansing, Mich. At right is Indiana's George Leach. Michigan State won, 61-54.

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EAST LANSING, Mich. - Kelvin Torbert and Alan Anderson each scored 12 points as Michigan State snapped its worst slump in six years with a 61-54 victory over No. 19 Indiana on Tuesday night.
The Spartans (11-8, 3-4 Big Ten) had lost six of eight games, their worst slump since 1996-97, Tom Izzo's second season as head coach.
Aloysius Anagonye added 11 points for Michigan State.
Jeff Newton scored 15 points, George Leach had 14 and Tom Coverdale added 12 for the Hoosiers (14-5, 4-3), who have lost three of six.
Kyle Hornsby's 3-pointer with 1:12 left cut the Hoosiers' deficit to 56-54 and was their first field goal in seven minutes.
On the next possession, Michigan State senior Adam Ballinger - who has been in a horrible slump - made a 3-pointer with 39 seconds left. Anderson followed with two free throws to seal the win.
The Hoosiers have lost 10 straight at the Breslin Center.
Bracey Wright, Indiana's leading scorer at 19.1 points per game, scored four points on 1-of-6 shooting. The freshman guard had missed the last four games with a back injury. He had been the only Hoosier to score in double figures in every game this season.

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