Burke's steal and dunk put Michigan ahead by two with 22 seconds remaining, and the fourth-ranked Wolverines held on for a pulsating 58-57 win over No. 9 Michigan State on Sunday. Burke had 21 points and eight assists, and he had enough energy left down the stretch to help Michigan to a much-needed victory.
The Wolverines avenged a 75-52 loss at Michigan State last month - and they rebounded from Wednesday night's stunning defeat at Penn State with an inspired performance at home.
The Spartans (22-7, 11-5 Big Ten) had the ball with the shot clock off and the score 56-all, but Burke stole the ball from Appling near midcourt and went in alone for the game's last field goal.
Michigan State called a timeout with 4.9 seconds left but never got a shot off. Burke stole a pass by Gary Harris to end the game.
The Michigan State loss clinched at least a share of the Big Ten title for Indiana.
"They've got a good team," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "We did some real good things, but unfortunately, 'good' isn't good enough in this league."
The Spartans have lost three straight - to Indiana, Ohio State and Michigan - and their tough stretch isn't over. They face Wisconsin next.
In another Top 25 game:
* At Wisconsin, D.J. Byrd scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half and Purdue upset the No. 17 Badgers, 69-56. Terone Johnson added 16 points for the Boilermakers (14-15, 7-9 Big Ten), who had lost three straight road games and four of five overall.
The loss left Wisconsin (20-9, 11-5) barely clinging to title hopes in the tightly contested Big Ten: The Badgers need to win their final two games, Thursday at No. 9 Michigan State and next Sunday at Penn State, and get a lot of help to claim a share of their first conference championship since 2007-08.