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Brown, Spartans pull away late to beat No. 22 UConn 64-60

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By AARON BEARD
AP Basketball Writer

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. 

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