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).