Portland vs Michigan State Recap - Michigan State Wins 82-67
Keith Appling went off for 25 points and added 1 rebounds leading Michigan State over Portland, 82-67, on Monday at Breslin Center.
Michigan State won the battle on the scoreboard, but not at the payout window as they failed to cover the 23-point spread.
Michigan State got 19 points from Adreian Payne and another 15 points from Gary Harris. Keith Appling contributed 7 assists, while Branden Dawson cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Portland got 12 points from Kevin Bailey in a losing cause and another 11 points from Ryan Nicholas. Bryce Pressley contributed 4 assists for them, while Volodymyr Gerun had 7 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Michigan State were victorious, as the score was 36-32 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Michigan State as they grabbed 38 boards, while Portland only had 34.