MSU 74, Boise State 70
Nov. 21, 2012
The game featured six ties and nine lead changes.
Michigan State and Boise State both led by nine points at different times in the game.
Michigan State Notes
Trailing 22-13 midway through the first half, the Spartans went on a 16-2 in just over four minutes.
Michigan State tallied a season-high 16 assists.
The Spartans out-rebounded their opponent for the fourth consecutive game, 28-24.
Four Spartans scored in double figures for the first time this season.
Adreian Payne moved into a tie for ninth place in MSU career blocks with 75, matching Andre Hutson.
Keith Appling recorded a season-high of points (22) and assists (7) as well as tied his career-high of field goals (8). For Appling it is his fifth career 20-point game, with MSU posting a 4-1 mark in those contests.
Denzel Valentine scored a season-high 12 points while making his first career start.
Michigan State shot a season-high 57.8 percent from the field.
Branden Dawson recorded three steals, marking the fourth straight game with three or more steals. He's averaging 4.0 spg on the season.
Brandan Kearney played a career high 27 minutes, and scored a season-high seven points.