MSU slams BYU 76-61; moves to 9-2

It was senior Marquise Gray coming off the bench and scoring 15 points and adding twelve rebounds in a breakout performance at the power forward position that made the difference for State in the win.

EAST LANSING - Michigan State junior point guard Drew Neitzel continued to take his steps toward stardom, piling up 22 points and seven assists to lead State to a 76-61 win over Brigham Young University at the Breslin Center.

But it was senior Marquise Gray coming off the bench and scoring 15 points and adding twelve rebounds in a breakout performance at the power forward position that made the difference for State in the win.

Gray, along with fellow forward Goran Suton, who added 11 boards, combined with ten points, helped the Spartans to a 41-34 rebounding edge over the Cougars who were led by Trent Plaisted's career high 23 points.

Guard Travis Walton added seven points and seven assists for the Spartans who lost shooting guard Maurice Joseph to a turned ankle late in the second half.

Freshman Isaiah Dahlman picked up the slack, playing 31 minutes and scoring nine points in relief of Joseph.

#25 Michigan State (9-2) host Chicago State at 7:00EST next Saturday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.


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