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Nick Ward, Zach McRoberts, Juwan Morgan

No. 9 Michigan State bounces back and routs Indiana 85-57

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Miles Bridges made a 3-pointer and bounced on his toes with joy, enjoying a game he and Michigan State desperately needed.

Bridges scored 22 points to help the ninth-ranked Spartans respond to adversity with an 85-57 win over Indiana on Friday night.

The Spartans (17-3, 5-2 Big Ten) had a confidence-boosting performance after going from a top-ranked team to a reeling one. They were slumping after a 16-point loss at Ohio State, an overtime win over Rutgers and an 82-72 setback to Michigan at home.

The AP Top 25 Poll

Poll Release: Jan 15
(###) Number of first place votes
RankteamRecordPointsPV Rank
1Villanova (63)16-11,6231
2Virginia (1)16-11,5273
3Purdue (1)17-21,4115
4Oklahoma14-21,3719
5Duke15-21,3197
6West Virginia15-21,3042
7Wichita State15-21,2835
8Texas Tech15-21,2768
9Michigan State16-31,0624
10Kansas14-31,03212
11Xavier16-392810
12Cincinnati15-285814
13Gonzaga16-382915
14Arizona14-472317
15North Carolina14-466620
16Arizona State14-363911
17Auburn16-152322
18Kentucky14-348721
19Seton Hall15-345513
20Clemson15-244419
21Tennessee12-435824
22Ohio State15-4276-
23Michigan15-4223-
24TCU13-419616
25Miami (FL)13-314318