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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Charges have been filed against seven Michigan State football players stemming from a melee in Michigan Stadium’s tunnel last month. That's according to a statement from the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office. Michigan State player Khary Crump faces the most serious charge — felonious assault. Charges against the six other players are misdemeanors. Five are charged with aggravated assault and one with assault and battery. The incident occurred on Oct. 29 when multiple members of Michigan State’s football team roughed up two Michigan players. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh had said earlier he expected the suspended Spartans to be charged.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The stakes could hardly be higher when No. 3 Michigan visits No. 2 Ohio State. A win for 11-0 Ohio State or 11-0 means a trip to Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship and keeping national championship hopes very much alive. Both teams enter unbeaten for the first time since 2006. It’s arguably the biggest game in the series since 2016, when Ohio State and Michigan held the same rankings as they do now.

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — Keshon Gilbert scored 17 points, EJ Harkless added 16 and UNLV cruised to a 71-62 victory over Minnesota in the SoCal Challenge to remain undefeated.   Luis Rodriguez added 15 points and nine rebounds for UNLV (6-0). Jackie Johnson III had 13 points and made four 3-pointers. UNLV entered having forced 20 or more turnovers in each of its five games and pushed Minnesota to 17. Gilbert had three of the Rebels’ nine steals. Jamison Battle scored 17 points for Minnesota (4-2), which shot 37% (21 of 57) from the floor. Dawson Garcia and Braeden Carrington added 15 points apiece.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jett Howard scored 19 points, making 4 of 7 3-pointers, and Michigan tuned up for a key non-conference stretch by defeating Jackson State 78-68. Terrance Williams scored 11 points and Kobe Bufkin added 10 points for the Wolverines. Hunter Dickinson, Michigan’s leading scorer at 20.4 points per game coming in, had nine points and 12 rebounds. Michigan hosts No. 4 Virginia on Tuesday then heads to London for a game against Kentucky on Dec. 4 before opening Big Ten play. Gabe Watson had 19 points, eight rebounds and three assists for the Tigers and Trace Young added 13 points with 10 rebounds.

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Race Thompson scored a season-high 20 points despite getting bloodied in the first half and led No. 11 Indiana past Little Rock 87-68. Freshman Malik Reneau scored 10 points in his starting debut for the Hoosiers who are 5-0 for the second straight season. Preseason All-American Trayce Jackson-Davis sat out with a sore back. Myron Gardner had 14 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Trojans. D.J. Smith led Little Rock with 20 points. The Trojans were within seven midway through the second half but Indiana pulled away with 14-1 spurt.

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Justice Sueing scored 23 of his career-high 33 points in the second half to help Ohio State hold off No. 21 Texas Tech for an 80-73 win in the fifth-place game in the Maui Invitational. Sueing scored 15 points in a row for the Buckeyes in the last 10 minutes to turn back Tech each time it threatened to make a run. Ohio State shot 52% from the field, made all 18 of its free throws and never trailed after the first two minutes. Texas Tech got a career-high 21 points from Daniel Batcho and 19 from Kevin Obanor.

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — No. 11 Penn State is fresh off three straight blowouts — Rutgers, Indiana and Maryland — in which nearly every player, no matter how young they were, contributed. And the defense especially is showing the results: 16 players have at least half a sack, while 27 have chipped in on tackles for loss. It’s a trend that should concern the Nittany Lions' opponent this weekend: Michigan State. The Spartans are 89th in total offense nationally. Michigan State needs a win to become bowl eligible.

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