Scores

Final

IPFW 43

(3-6, 2-3 away)

Michigan State 80

(8-2, 8-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2006

Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan

1 2 T
IPFW 24 1943
MSU 39 4180

Top Performers

IPFW: T. Best 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Michigan State: M. Gray 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 2 Blk

Michigan State crushes IPFW with tight defense

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Drew Neitzel, Maurice Joseph and Marquise Gray each scored 13 points to pace a balanced attack in Michigan State's 80-43 win over Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne on Wednesday night.

Neitzel and Joseph each had four 3-point baskets for the Spartans (8-2). Gray was 6-for-9 from the field and had eight rebounds off the bench.

Goran Suton had 10 points and nine rebounds for Michigan State (No. 25 ESPN/USA Today). Travis Walton added nine points and seven assists.

Tyler Best scored 12 points and Jaraun Burrows 10 for the Mastodons (3-6), who shot just 14.3 percent from the field in the second half and 26.5 percent for the game.

Michigan State shot 55.6 percent in a 39-24 first half. The Spartans tightened up their defense after the break and pulled away with 41-19 dominance in the last 20 minutes.

Michigan State had edges of 45-25 in rebounds and 22-11 in assists to improve to 7-0 at home this year.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
IPFW
MSU
Points 43 80
FG Made-Attempted 13-49 (.265) 28-55 (.509)
3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 9-22 (.409)
FT Made-Attempted 12-15 (.800) 15-23 (.652)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 37

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