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Michigan State vs. Purdue Recap: Spartans Run Past Boilermakers

Michigan State bounces right back.

Score: No.18 Michigan State 84, Purdue 61

Star(s): Michigan State:Gary Harris 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 2 Ast. Purdue:AJ Hammons 20 Pts, 7 Reb.

Story: Michigan State came through in its Big Ten home opener after a tough loss to Minnesota. Travis Trice and Gary Harris were on fire at the 3-point line, combining for 19 of Michigan State's 36 points at the break. The Spartans trailed by one early in the second half, but with Purdue unable to convert at the free throw line, the Spartans quickly took back the lead with a 16-2 run.

Michigan State pulled away for an 84-61 victory over the Boilermakers, making it the 11th straight Big Ten home opener win for the Spartans.