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Michigan State rallies to beat Indiana 78-71

Indiana's 12-10 record puts the team in a precarious spot for making the NCAA tournament field.
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Michigan State's Aaron Henry (0) reacts after hitting a shot and getting fouled during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. Michigan State won 78-71. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Aaron Henry scored 16 of his 27 points in the second half as Michigan State rallied to beat Indiana 78-71 Saturday. 

The 27 points matched Henry's career best scoring total.

Gabe Brown and Joshua Langford scored 14 points each for the Spartans, combining for 21 in the second half when MSU scored 52 points on 57% shooting. 

A Henry basket and a Brown 3-pointer completed a 13-2 run during which the Spartans grabbed their first lead with about eight minutes left in the game, and they led the rest of the way.  

Trayce Jackson-Davis finished with a career-high 34 points for Indiana and grabbed nine rebounds. Race Thompson added 15 points and Armaan Franklin 13.

The loss dropped the Hoosiers to 8th place in the Big Ten standings at 7-8. Overall, Indiana's 12-10 record puts the team in a precarious spot for making the NCAA tournament field in a year when all games will be played in Indiana due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Michigan State's Marcus Bingham Jr. (30) dunks during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Indiana, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, in Bloomington, Ind. Michigan State won 78-71. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)