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Michigan State Spartans hold on for men's basketball win over Penn State, 60-58

Penn State’s Sam Sessoms, right, and Michigan State’s Aaron Henry chase down the ball during the first half Tuesday in East Lansing. (AP photo)

EAST LANSING (AP) — Aaron Henry scored 20 points and Joey Hauser added 11 off the bench to help lead Michigan State to a 60-58 win over Penn State on Tuesday night.

Marcus Bingham made a pair of foul shots for Michigan State with 78 seconds left to cap the scoring.

Michigan State guard Josh Langford missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with eight seconds left. But the Nittany Lions couldn’t take advantage as Myles Dread’s contested 3-pointer from the left side wasn’t close as time expired.

Penn State led 58-54 with 3:16 remaining after Myreon Jones made a pair of foul shots, but they went scoreless the rest of the way. Jones’ layup at 4:59 marked Penn State’s last field goal as the Nittany Lions missed their next six shots. Jones scored Penn State’s final eight points.

The Spartans (10-7, 4-7 Big Ten Conference) extended their 32-24 halftime lead to 12 points early in the second stanza before PSU gradually began its return. Jones’ layup with 6:16 left gave Penn State a 52-51 lead, its first since 4-3.

John Harrar tied career highs with 17 points and 14 rebounds for Penn State (7-9, 4-8).