Coaches vs. Cancer Classic - Michigan State Defeats Virginia Tech 96-77 - Recap

Michigan State got 29 points and 10 rebounds from Adreian Payne en route to a 96-77 victory over Virginia Tech on Friday at Barclays Center.

Michigan State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 16-point spread as favorites.

Gary Harris had 19 points for Michigan State and Keith Appling chipped in with 13 points. Keith Appling had 7 assists for them, while Branden Dawson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 10 boards.

Virginia Tech got a 27-point performance from Adam Smith, who was supported by 23 points from Jarell Eddie. Adam Smith had 5 assists in a losing cause for Virginia Tech, while C.J. Barksdale grabbed 7 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Michigan State were victorious, as the score was 46-33 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Virginia Tech as they grabbed 39 boards, while Michigan State only had 34.