Michigan State vs Oakland Recap - Michigan State Wins 67-63
|Michigan State vs Oakland Recap - Michigan State Wins 67-63|
Keith Appling scored 21 points leading Michigan State to a 67-63 victory over Oakland at Palace of Auburn Hills on Saturday.
Michigan State won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 16.5-point spread.
Adreian Payne had 20 points for Michigan State and Branden Dawson chipped in with 16 points. Keith Appling had 4 assists for them, while Branden Dawson was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 13 boards.
Oakland got a 24-point performance from Duke Mondy, who was supported by 18 points from Travis Bader. Duke Mondy had 3 assists in a losing cause for Oakland, while Duke Mondy grabbed 6 rebounds.
Michigan State trailed at halftime, 31-30.
The rebound battle favored Michigan State as they grabbed 41 boards, while Oakland only had 32.