Nov. 27, 2005
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Paul Davis had 30 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 12 Michigan State past Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne 84-73 on Sunday.
Maurice Ager added 20 points for the sluggish Spartans (3-2), who returned home after playing the equivalent of four-and-a-half games in five days in Hawaii.
They trailed for the first 17 minutes, then built a 22-point lead before the Mastodons closed the game with an 11-0 run.
IPFW (1-3) scored the first eight points before Davis took over and scored 14 points in the opening 16 minutes. Ager dominated the second half with 16 points in 16 minutes, when the Spartans shot 61.5 percent in a 48-point second period.
Justin Hawkins led the Mastodons with 13 points, while Kyle Savely had 12 and Tyler Best 11. Quinton Carouthers and Brad Pompey had 10 points apiece for IPFW, which went 12-for-25 from 3-point range.
The Spartans shot 52.5 percent overall and had a 41-24 advantage on the boards.