Michigan State 84 - Nicholls State 39
Dec. 1, 2012
MSU led the entire game, with its largest lead of 46 points coming in the final minute.
The Spartans shot a season-best 60.0 percent from the field, including 50.0 percent from 3-point range.
MSU held a 25-3 advantage in points off turnovers, including 20-0 in the first half.
Michigan State held a 40-25 advantage on the glass, leading to a 16-6 edge in second-chance points.
Michigan State held a 52-20 edge in points in the paint.
Eleven different Spartans scored, as MSU got 32 points off the bench.
Nicholls State cut the Spartan lead to one point at 10-9 with 12:02 left in the first half. Michigan State then closed the half on a 27-4 run and did not allow a point in the final 8:04 of the half. Likewise, MSU closed the second half on a 24-6 run.
Nicholls State scored 39 points, a season low for a Spartan opponent, while MSU's 45-point margin of victory was a season best.
Adreian Payne notched his second career double-double and matched his career high of 12 rebounds.
Keith Appling led the Spartans in scoring for the seventh time in eight games, tallying 13 points.
Four Spartans scored in double figures, with six players scoring eight or more points.