Louisville vs. Michigan State: Score, Stats & Highlights
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Louisville vs. Michigan State: Score, Stats & Highlights

Branden Dawson of Michigan State  blocks the shot of Louisville's Mangok Mathiang Sunday. (Getty)

Branden Dawson of Michigan State blocks the shot of Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang Sunday. (Getty)

Final Score – Ovetime

Louisville 40 – 25 – 5 — 70
Michigan State 32 – 33 – 11 — 76

Michigan State rallied from an 8-point halftime deficit, then pulled away in overtime for a 76-70 win over Louisville and another trip to the Final Four.

The 7th-seeded Spartans (27-11) are making their first visit to the national semifinals since back-to-back appearances in 2009 and 2010.

MSU got 17 points from Travis Trice, 15 from Denzel Valentine and 14 out of Bryn Forbes. The Spartans knocked off No. 2 Virginia, No. 3 Oklahoma and No. 4 Louisville en route to winning the East Regional.

Louisville’s Mangok Mathiang hit 1 of 2 free throws with under 5 seconds left to tie the game at 65 and send it into the extra period.

Wayne Blackshear scored 26 points for the Cardinals, who finish the year 27-9.

Michigan State plays the Duke-Gonzaga winner next Saturday night. Kentucky and Wisconsin play in the other Final Four game.

Click here for a complete boxscore.


Leading Scorers – Stats

Louisville

Wayne Blackshear – 28 points
Montrezl Harrell – 16 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists
Terry Rozier – 13 points, 7 rebounds, 4 steals


Michigan State

Travis Trice – 17 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists
Denzel Valentine – 15 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists
Bryn Forbes – 14 points
Brandon Dawson – 9 points, 11 rebounds, 4 blocks


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