Michigan State 86, Iowa 76
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[March 07, 2014]
LANSING, Mich. —
No. 22 Michigan State 86, No. 25
Iowa 76: Travis Trice had 17 points off the bench as the Spartans beat
the Hawkeyes for the 18th straight time at home. Adreian Payne added 14
points and Denzel Valentine had 13 points, nine assists and six rebounds
for Michigan State (23-7, 12-5 Big Ten). Keith Appling and Gary Harris
each added 12 points and Branden Dawson had eight points, seven rebounds
and five steals in his second game back from a broken hand.
Roy Devyn Marble led Iowa (20-10, 9-8) with 24 points and five
assists and Aaron White added 10 points. Zach McCabe, who received a
technical and fouled out after tangling with Trice, and Josh Oglesby
each added eight points off the bench.
Valentine's 3-pointer gave Michigan State a 26-21 lead with 8 1/2
minutes left in the first half and the advantage was six about four
minutes later before Iowa put together a 14-6 run - including two
layups from McCabe and five points by Mike Gesell - for a 41-39
halftime lead. Appling had a pair of layups during a 9-0 run to open
the second half and added a 3-pointer for a 53-45 lead five minutes
Trice hit three straight baskets - including a pair of 3s - as
Michigan State used a 15-4 run to build a 68-55 advantage with just
under nine minutes left. Appling, who has struggled shooting while
recovering from a wrist injury, later hit his second 3-pointer as
the Spartans rolled.
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GAME NOTEBOOK: Marble, the only Big Ten player to score in double
figures in every league game, passed Matt Gatens (1,635 from
2008-12) for No. 6 on Iowa's career scoring list and now has 1,654
points. ... Michigan State enters its regular-season finale at Ohio
State tied with Wisconsin (at Nebraska on Sunday) for second place
in the league. ... The Spartans shot 58.3 percent from the floor and
58.8 percent from the arc as Trice hit 3-of-4 3-pointers and Appling
and Kenny Kaminski each hit 2-of-3.
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