Unselfish Spartans beat Loyola 87-52

Michigan State assists on 27 of 36 shots made in the win

Michigan State got its regular-season home schedule under way in nice fashion Friday night.

The Spartans jumped out to an early 17-2 lead and kept rolling to a 87-52 win against Loyola (Chicago).

It was an unselfish performance from MSU, as the Spartans assisted on 14 of 17 first-half baskets and finished with 27 assists on 36 made shots.

Matt Costello got the Spartans going early, as he hit a jump hook, finished a dump off from Travis Trice and a lay up off a pick-and-roll from Denzel Valentine. He finished with a career-high 13 points and 11 rebounds for his second career double-double.

Freshman Marvin Clark had a career-high 15 points in his third career game. Clark hit three 3-pointers and added an and-one basket and free throw later in the game – which also came with a technical foul with a little bit of added talk at a Loyola player after the basket.

The Spartans had five players in double digits, as Branden Dawson finished with 15, Denzel Valentine had 13 and Travis Trice had 13.

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