Recap - Michigan State Defeats Columbia 62-53
|Recap - Michigan State Defeats Columbia 62-53|
Adreian Payne scored 26 points and added 11 rebounds for a double-double, leading Michigan State over Columbia, 62-53, on Friday at Breslin Center.
Michigan State did not, however, defeat Columbia against the spread, which closed at 23.5 at most sportsbooks.
Michigan State got 11 points from Gary Harris and another 10 points from Denzel Valentine. Keith Appling contributed 6 assists, while Adreian Payne cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
Columbia got a 12-point performance from Maodo Lo, who was supported by 10 points from Isaac Cohen. Isaac Cohen had 3 assists in a losing cause for Columbia, while Isaac Cohen grabbed 9 rebounds.
Michigan State trailed at halftime, 26-22.
Columbia won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 31-27.