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Michigan State vs Northwestern Final: 85-70 - Recap

Michigan State got 20 points and 14 rebounds from Adreian Payne en route to an 85-70 victory over Northwestern on Thursday at Breslin Center.

Michigan State was the ATS victor, as they covered the 14-point spread as a favorite.

Denzel Valentine had 16 points for Michigan State and Gary Harris chipped in with 14 points. Travis Trice had 6 assists for them, while Adreian Payne was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 14 boards.

Northwestern got 22 points from JerShon Cobb in a losing cause and another 18 points from Drew Crawford. Drew Crawford contributed 7 assists for them, while JerShon Cobb had 7 rebounds.

Michigan State led at halftime, 39-30.

Michigan State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 37-24.