Around college basketball: Michigan State finishes off Texas

Sunday December 22, 2013 10:42 AM
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No. 5 Michigan State 92, Texas 78: Adreian Payne scored a career-high 32 points, and Michigan State dominated the final 11 minutes of a victory over host Texas yesterday.

Texas (10-2) controlled the game early; in the first half, the Spartans (10-1) led for only 56 seconds.

Michigan State used a 9-2 run to take a 52-50 lead about halfway through the second half. After two quick buckets by Texas’ Jonathan Holmes, six Spartans scored during a 14-2 run that put the game away.




Illinois 65, No. 23 Missouri 64: Tracy Abrams scored a season-high 22 points and made two free throws with 4.6 seconds to lift Illinois (9-2) over Missouri (10-1) in the annual Braggin’ Rights game in St. Louis.

Rayvonte Rice added 14 points for Illinois, which snapped a four-game losing streak in the annual neutral-court matchup.


Michigan 68, Stanford 65: Nik Stauskas scored 19 points and made two free throws with nine seconds left, leading Michigan (7-4) over Stanford (8-3) in New York. Glenn Robinson III added 17 points for the Wolverines.


Cincinnati 69, Middle Tennessee 48: Sean Kilpatrick tied his season-high with 23 points as host Cincinnati (9-2) shook off a sluggish first half to roll over Middle Tennessee (8-4).


Toledo 69, Cleveland State 67: J.D. Weatherspoon, a Northland graduate and former Ohio State player, scored 18 points as host Toledo (11-0) edged Cleveland State (6-6). Weatherspoon also had eight rebounds, and Nathan Boothe added 14 points for Toledo (11-0), which matched its best start since 1966.


Xavier 77, Alabama 74: Isaiah Philmore had 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead Xavier (9-3) to a come-from-behind victory over host Alabama (5-6).


Kent State 58, College of Charleston 54: Kris Brewer scored 10 of his team’s final 14 points, and Mark Henniger made two free throws in the final four seconds as Kent State (9-2) defeated host College of Charleston (5-7) in its first game in 17 days.




No. 6 Stanford 76, No. 3 Tennessee 70: Amber Orrange converted a three-point play with 25.8 seconds left to helping seal host Stanford’s victory over Tennessee (10-1). Chiney Ogwumike had 32 points and a season-high 20 rebounds for Stanford (10-1).


No. 7 Louisville 69, No. 11 Colorado 62: Shoni Schimmel had a season-high 30 points as host Louisville (12-1) handed Colorado (9-1) its first loss of the season.


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