Scores

Final

Texas Southern 41

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Michigan State 76

(1-2, 1-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN3

6:30 PM ET, November 18, 2011

Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan

1 2 T
TXSO 12 2941
MSU 32 4476

Top Performers

Texas Southern: L. Johnson-Danner 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast

Michigan State: D. Green 12 Pts, 11 Reb, 6 Ast, 1 Stl

Michigan St. 76, Texas Southern 41

Associated Press

EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Draymond Green and Adreian Payne combined for 22 points and 21 rebounds to lead Michigan State past Texas Southern 76-41 in an opening-round game of the Spartan Invitational on Friday.

Green had his second double-double in three games, with 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (1-2). Payne had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan State, which had started a season with two losses for the first time since 1976.

Omar Strong scored 12 points and Fred Sturdivant and Lawrence Johnson-Danner each had 10 for the Tigers (1-2).

The Spartans got impressive performances from two freshmen. Branden Dawson had a game-high 13 points, going 6 for 7 from the field. His former AAU teammate, point guard Travis Trice, had 11 points and five rebounds off the bench.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TXSO
MSU
Points 41 76
FG Made-Attempted 14-52 (.269) 29-62 (.468)
3P Made-Attempted 6-20 (.300) 9-27 (.333)
FT Made-Attempted 7-16 (.438) 9-16 (.563)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 17 (0/0) 18 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 37

2011-12 Season

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