EAST LANSING (WKZO) --The 8th-ranked Michigan State Spartan basketball team can take over sole possession of the top spot in the Big Ten Standings and rise even further in the national rankings if they can beat top-ranked Indiana Tuesday night in East Lansing.
The Spartans defeated Nebraska this weekend in Lincoln, 73-64. Keith Appling's 16 points made the difference. Michigan State has won eleven of their last 12 games, the only loss at Indiana.
The Spartans are expected to move into the top five in the national polls when the national rankings are released later today.