Tom Izzo benches two starters

Updated: January 16, 2013, 10:32 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Michigan State guard Branden Dawson and center Adreian Payne each sat out the first half of Wednesday night's game at Penn State  because of a scuffle the two players were involved in earlier in the day at the Nittany Lion Inn, the school announced.

Coach Tom Izzo had planned to start Dawson, Payne and Derrick Nix in a big lineup against the Nittany Lions.

Payne entered the game with about 16:30 left in the second half and finished with 20 points in the Spartans' 81-72 win. ...

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