Huskers stun Spartans in East Lansing

Michigan State's Keith Appling (11) tries to pass away from pressure by Nebraska's Walter Pitchford, left, and David Rivers during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Michigan State's Keith Appling (11) tries to pass away from pressure by Nebraska's Walter Pitchford, left, and David Rivers during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Terran Petteway scored 23 points and Walter Pitchford added 18 and Nebraska topped No. 9 Michigan State 60-51 on Sunday.

Petteway had 16 points in the last 20 minutes after Pitchford had scored 12 before the break for the Cornhuskers (14-10, 6-6 Big Ten).

Gary Harris had 18 points and Adreian Payne 11 for the Spartans (21-5, 10-3), who remain in a first-place tie with Michigan. Harris was 5 for 15 from the field. Michigan State shot 34 percent from the field and 20.8 percent on 3-pointers.

The Cornhuskers led 32-25 at the half and held off a second-half surge with a 9-2 closing run.

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