MSU 70 - Oakland 52
Nov. 24, 2012
Michigan State closed the game on a 15-1 run over the final 6:36.
MSU shot a season-best 83.3 percent from the foul line.
MSU held a 43-28 advantage on the glass, out-rebounding Oakland, 27-13, in the first half.
Denzel Valentine recorded his first career double-double with 10 points an d a season-high 10 rebounds, adding a season-best six assists.
With two blocks, Adreian Payne moved into sole possession of ninth place for MSU career blocks with 77.
Payne also recorded season highs in points (15) and rebounds (9).
Keith Appling recorded his second-straight 20-point game, adding a season-high six rebounds.
For the second consecutive game, four Spartans scored in double figures.
Derrick Nix notched his first double-figure scoring effort of the season.
The Spartans held a 40-16 advantage in points in the paint, but were out-scored, 24-10, in points off turnovers.
Michigan State used its fourth different starting lineup in the first five games of the season.