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March Madness - Recap - Michigan State Defeats Harvard 80-73

Michigan State got a 26-point performance from Branden Dawson as they ran past Harvard 80-73 on Saturday at Spokane Arena.

Bettors who backed Michigan State were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 8.5.

Michigan State got 18 points from Gary Harris and another 12 points from Adreian Payne. Denzel Valentine contributed 6 assists, while Branden Dawson cleaned the glass with 9 rebounds.

Harvard got 22 points from Wesley Saunders in a losing cause and another 12 points from Brandyn Curry. Siyani Chambers contributed 4 assists for them, while Steve Moundou-Missi had 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Michigan State were victorious, as the score was 45-33 at the break.

Michigan State won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 34-32.