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March Madness - Michigan State Downs Valparaiso 65-54 - Match Report

Valparaiso was victimized for 23 points and 15 rebounds by Derrick Nix as Michigan State defeated them 65-54 in NCAA action on Thursday.

Michigan State was a 9.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Michigan State got 15 points from Keith Appling and another 10 points from Gary Harris. Gary Harris contributed 4 assists, while Derrick Nix cleaned the glass with 15 rebounds.

Valparaiso got a 15-point performance from Ben Boggs, who was supported by 14 points from Erik Buggs. Ryan Broekhoff had 2 assists in a losing cause for Valparaiso, while Kevin Van Wijk grabbed 7 rebounds.

Michigan State led at halftime, 35-18.

The rebound battle favored Michigan State as they grabbed 49 boards, while Valparaiso only had 23.