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College basketball roundup: Spartans nip Jayhawks

No. 7 Kansas upset at the end

Keith Appling scored 19 points, including a brilliant drive with 13.5 seconds left, and No. 21 Michigan State rebounded from a season-opening loss with a 67-64 upset of No. 7 Kansas Tuesday night in the first round of the Champions Classic in Atlanta.

The Jayhawks led, 59-54, with five minutes remaining, showed signs of taking control in a game that was tight all the way. But Michigan State rebounded behind its excellent guards.

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