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.