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Michigan State vs Illinois Recap - Michigan State Wins 78-62

Michigan State got 23 points from Gary Harris en route to a 78-62 victory over Illinois on Saturday at State Farm Center.

Michigan State was a 4-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Keith Appling had 15 points for Michigan State and Denzel Valentine chipped in with 15 points. Keith Appling had 4 assists for them, while Denzel Valentine was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 11 boards.

Illinois got 15 points from Tracy Abrams in a losing cause and another 12 points from Jon Ekey. Tracy Abrams contributed 3 assists for them, while Rayvonte Rice had 5 rebounds.

Michigan State led at halftime, 35-25.

Michigan State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 38-25.