Michigan State upsets No. 4 Kentucky in double-overtime thriller

Malik Corridor compelled two further intervals with dunks off inbounds performs, and Michigan State outlasted No. 4 Kentucky 86-77 in double additional time on Tuesday evening after Oscar Tshiebwe concluded his sturdy season debut by fouling out.

Tshiebwe, final season’s consensus nationwide participant of the 12 months, had 22 factors and 18 rebounds for the Wildcats (2-1) earlier than choosing up his fifth foul late within the first additional time.

Michigan State (2-1), coming off a one-point loss to No. 2 Gonzaga on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln, appeared headed for an additional powerful nonconference defeat on this Champions Traditional matchup. However the Spartans tied the sport within the remaining seconds of regulation and additional time because of Corridor, who completed with 20 factors.

Joey Hauser scored 23 factors and Mady Sissoko had a career-high 16 factors with eight rebounds for the Spartans, who spent a lot of the second half taking part in catch-up. However with Tshiebwe on the bench, Michigan State closed out the sport by outscoring Kentucky 13-1. Sissoko gave the Spartans the lead with an alley-oop slam and had one other dunk within the remaining minute.

Mady Sissoko’s slam caps off a profession evening in Michigan State’s upset win.

Mady Sissoko’s monster alley-oop slam caps off a profession evening in Michigan State’s upset win over the No. 4 Kentucky Wildcats.

Kentucky led 62-60 close to the top of regulation when Tshiebwe misplaced Corridor on an inbound cross. Corridor took benefit by dunking with 3.7 seconds left.

It occurred once more within the first additional time when Corridor broke free because the Spartans moved the ball into the entrance court docket. He drove in for the dunk to tie it 71-71 with 1.4 seconds left.

After Cason Wallace’s 3-pointer early within the second additional time gave Kentucky a 76-73 lead, the Spartans locked down Kentucky’s shooters and pulled away.

Reporting By The Related Press.

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