PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — A.J. Hoggard hit the go-ahead free throws with 30.3 seconds left and Michigan State scored the game’s final nine points to push past No. 22 Connecticut 64-60 in Thursday’s Battle 4 Atlantis semifinals.
Gabe Brown scored 16 points to lead the Spartans. Michigan State blew a 14-point first-half lead. But it held UConn to 1-for-9 shooting in the final 3 minutes to take control late. Adama Sonogo and Tyrese Martin each had double-doubles to lead the Huskies.
UConn was coming off a double-overtime win against No. 19 Auburn in Wednesday's first round.