SAN DIEGO, CA. (WLNS) – The Michigan State Spartans basketball team was narrowly defeated by the Gonzaga Bulldogs in the Carrier Classic.

The Spartans ended up with 63 points by the end – just one less than the Bulldogs’ 64.

MSU went into this game as the underdog, but fans’ hopes were raised when the Spartans lead for the majority of the game. It wasn’t until the very end that the Bulldogs overcame MSU’s tight lead.

Junior Maddy Sissoko wasn’t afraid of the big stage as AJ Hoggard throws it up and Sissoko slams down two of his career-high 14 points

Then just before halftime, Freshman Tre Hollman beats the buzzer to give the Spartans an eight-point lead at the break

MSU led by as much as 12 in the second half, but Gonzaga would rally with senior Drew Timme. The 22-year-old draws the and-one on freshman Jackson Kohler

Timme had 22 points and his final one was made possible down Sissoko’s fifth foul with less than two minutes to play and the game tied Timme hits the free throw to give the Bulldogs the lead

MSU had a chance to win but Jaden Akins’ three falls short at the buzzer.

Want more on this nail-biting game? Check out 6 Sports’ Audrey Dahlgren’s full breakdown in the video player above.