No. 3 Michigan State rallies late to beat No. 12 Seton Hall 76-73
By: Mike Stiles - Friday, November 15, 2019

Malik Hall (photo courtesy of Yahoo Sports)

No. 3 Michigan State rallies late to beat No. 12 Seton Hall 76-73
(NEWARK, NJ) - No. 3 Michigan State and No. 12 Seton Hall put on a mid-November show worthy of March Madness. It was showdown of two of college basketball's best teams and a showcase of two of the nation's marquee players. Of course, the eventual hero was a freshman who had failed to score a point in his first two games. Freshman Malik Hall hit a layup with 26 seconds to play and scored all 17 of his points in the second half as Michigan State overcame a late five point deficit to Seton Hall 76-73 Thursday night. Both Seton Hall coach Kevin Willard and Tom Izzo of Michigan State are going to like what they saw from their preseason All-Americas fighting adversity. Myles Powell of Seton Hall (2-1) had a high ankle sprain and Cassius Winston of Michigan State (2-1) played his second game following the tragic death of his brother, Zachary, last weekend. Winston scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half for the Spartans. Powell scored 37 points in a game most felt he would miss.
Winston made two free throws with 3.4 seconds to play to give Michigan State its final three-point lead. The Spartans then saw a desperation half-court heave by Powell bounce off the top of the rim as the final buzzer sounded.

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