No. 10Michigan State 63, Florida 59: Kyle Aherns scored Michigan State’s final seven points, including a two-handed jam with 8.7 seconds remaining, and No. 10 Michigan State beat host Florida. Aherns barely beat the shot clock with his baseline slam, giving the Spartans the final points in a game the Gators made close thanks mostly to freshman Andrew Nembhard late.
Florida (5-4) cut the Spartans’ lead to 56-53 on KeVaughn Allen’s 3-pointer with 3:24 to play, but Ahrens answered on the other end. Ahrens added a reverse layup on Michigan State’s next possession.
Xavier Tillman led the Spartans (8-2) with 14 points and nine rebounds.
Nembhard and Allen topped Florida with 13 points apiece.