After being held to only 12 points against Boston College on Wednesday, Neitzel scored 14 points in MSU's explosive second half showing, including going 3-for-3 from three point range.
The Spartans led 29-21 at halftime but answered with nine quick points to start the second half. A 16-0 run blew the game open with nine minutes left with MSU up by 35.
"We bounced back in the second half and did not drop down, in fact in some ways we picked it up," said Coach Tom Izzo. "We executed better offensively. I was impressed with us."
"I credit Michigan State because that was a thorough butt-kicking. I thought they played extremely well, and we didn't come to play," said Braves head coach Jim Les.
Travis Walton also had a career-day as he scored 15 points and had nine assists, making all three of his three-pointers in the game.
"Travis Walton had nine assists and I didn't know about it, but somebody said it on the bench. So I went to take out Travis and Drew said "Take me out, leave him in. He's got a chance to get 10 assists." Those are the kind of things I am looking for out of this team and I appreciate it," said Izzo.
Marquise Gray's three massive slam dunks provided energy throughout the game, finishing with 11 points. Drew Naymick grabbed 10 rebounds for MSU, who once again out rebounded their opponent, handling the Braves on the boards 45-27.
Overall it was an impressive shooting day for the Spartans, who went 8-for-13 from three-point range and shooting almost 50 percent from the field.
MSU turned the ball over only 11 times in the game, somewhat of an improvement from previous contests.
The Spartans will host IPFW on Wednesday night at the Breslin Center.