Spartans Whip Hoosiers behind Davis' 32 points

There was a little bit of "magic" in those old "turn back the clock" jerseys with the "State" script enblazoned across the front. Paul Davis took advantage of the new "old look" scoring 32 points to lead MSU to a big win over Indiana.

(EAST LANSING) Michigan State loved the way they looked and played in the old "State" script uniforms last night in a turn back the clock game to honor ESPN's 25th year of broadcasting.

The Spartans resembled the old 1979 team as Paul Davis scored 32 points to lead Michigan State to a 84-72 drubbing of the Indiana Hoosiers.

MSU appears to have gone back to basics, pounding the ball to the post over and over again, riding Davis' powerhouse performance.

The win moves MSU into a tie for second place in the Big Ten with the Hoosiers (both 5-2), just a half game behind Wisconsin (5-1).

The star of the game for the TV cameras was wide receiver turned small forward Matt Trannon who sported a huge Dr. J-like afro which coach Tom Izzo didn't care for at all - but he liked the way Trannon played.

"I didn't like the look personally," said Izzo. "But if it makes him play like Ben Wallace, then OK."

Trannon chipped in with six points and three boards in 11 minutes, most of his MSU career. Joining Davis in double figures for the Spartans were Chris Hill (11), Alan Anderson (10) and Kelvin Torbert (10).


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