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.