- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gary Harris scored 20 of his 24 points in the second half, helping No. 3 Michigan State beat Indiana 71-66 on Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in the Big Ten.

The Spartans (18-1, 7-0) have won 11 straight games, extending their best one-loss start in a season in school history.

The Hoosiers (12-7, 2-4) have lost two straight and four of six.

Michigan State went on a 10-2 run to take a 62-52 lead with 4:29 left, but led by just four points after Yogi Ferrell made a 3-pointer with 36 seconds left. Keith Appling made one of two free throws on the ensuing possession and Stanford Robinson’s runner pulled the Hoosiers within three points.

Travis Trice made two free throws with 13.7 seconds left to give the Spartans a five-point lead, essentially sealing their 18th win in 19 home games against Indiana.

The Spartans were missing center Adreian Payne for a fourth straight game with a sprained right foot. The Hoosiers didn’t have senior forward Will Sheehey in the starting lineup for the first time this season after he injured an ankle in a home loss to Northwestern.

No. 14 KENTUCKY 68, TEXAS A&M; 51

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Alex Poythress scored a season-high 16 points for Kentucky.

Poythress and 7-foot freshman Dakari Johnson eagerly picked up the slack inside for Kentucky (14-4, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) with struggling 7-foot pivot man Willie Cauley-Stein limited by foul trouble. Poythress worked inside for baskets and got to the free throw line, hitting five straight during his 7-0 run that put the Wildcats up 44-33 with 14½ minutes remaining.

The sophomore forward was 4 of 7 from the field and had five rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes.

Johnson added seven rebounds, six points and a career-high three blocks as the Wildcats outrebounded the Aggies 42-24.

James Young added 15 points and seven rebounds while Julius Randle had 13 points with 11 rebounds for Kentucky which shot 44 percent (22 of 50) from the field and was 18 of 27 at the free throw line.

Alex Caruso and Davonte Fitzgerald had 12 points each for Texas A&M; (12-6, 3-2), which shot 37 percent in losing its second straight.

No. 20 PITTSBURGH 76, CLEMSON 43

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Talib Zanna scored 22 points on near flawless shooting for Pittsburgh.

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