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SportNo. 10 Michigan State expects to be without Ward for weeks

21:55  18 february  2019
21:55  18 february  2019 Source:   ap.org

No. 11 Michigan State dominates late, beats Ohio State 62-44

No. 11 Michigan State dominates late, beats Ohio State 62-44 Kenny Goins had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and No. 11 Michigan State finished the game with a 20-2 run, beating Ohio State 62-44. Matt McQuaid scored 14 points for the Spartans and Cassius Winston added 13. Michigan State pulled into a first-place tie with rival Michigan atop the Big Ten, holding Ohio State to 13 points in the second half. The Buckeyes (16-9, 6-8) led by six at the break but shot 4 of 21 from the field the rest of the way. It was tied at 42 when Michigan State's Kyle Ahrens sank a 3-pointer that started a 10-0 run.

Michigan State forward Nick Ward has hand surgery, out at least a few weeks . Freshmen forwards Thomas Kithier and Marcus Bingham, both of whom score a little more than one point per game, will also have chances to play larger roles without Ward in the lineup.

(AP) -- Michigan State forward Nick Ward had surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to be out of for at least a few weeks . ''I'm a quick healer so I'll be The 10 th-ranked Spartans (21-5, 12-3 Big Ten ) host Rutgers on Wednesday and play at No. 7 Michigan on Sunday, starting the week sharing

No. 10 Michigan State expects to be without Ward for weeks © (AP Photo/Al Goldis Michigan State's Nick Ward, right, talks with Joshua Langford, center, and Jack Hoiberg, left, while on the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Ohio State, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) Michigan State forward Nick Ward had surgery on his broken left hand and is expected to be out of for at least a few weeks.

Izzo says Ward was injured when his hand was hit or it made contact with the rim in a 62-44 win over Ohio State on Sunday.

Ward is the team's second-leading scorer at 15.1 points a game and third-leading rebounder at 6.7. The 6-foot-9 junior returned to school after putting his name in the NBA draft last year.

Shooting guard Joshua Langford , the team's third-leading scorer, had season-ending surgery on his left foot this month.

The 10th-ranked Spartans host Rutgers on Wednesday and play at No. 7 Michigan on Sunday.

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