Tuesday, November 16, 2010

No. 2 Michigan State Spartans Hold Off S. Carolina, 82-73

Posted by CoHoops DeAnte Mitchell
The No. 2 Michigan State Spartans (2-0), and the South Carolina Gamecocks (1-1) both were coming off season-opening victories. However, only one team could stay undefeated and that was the No. 2 Spartans.

Despite turning the ball over more than 15 times in the second half, Michigan State pulled away from the Gamecocks and won 82-73.

Draymond Green, lead the Spartans with 18 points, 12 rebounds, five steals, two assist, and blocks apiece.

Durrell Summers, and Bruce Ellington (SC) lead all scorers with 22 points apiece.

Delvon Roe was the only other player in double-figures for the Spartans. Roe has 15 points, six rebounds and four assist.

Ultimately, the best statistical category for the Spartans came from the assist column. Michigan State threw 20 assist, on 29 made field goals. Not to mention, hitting 7-of-16 three-point attempts before the final buzzer.

Overall, the Spartans were able to fight off the pesky Gamecocks. Brian Richardson, was one of the two players in double-figures for the Gamecocks. Richardson scored 11 points, and grabbed four boards.

South Carolina looks very talented headed into their next game. The Gamecocks were able to play tough defense on one of the best teams in the nation, No. 2 to be exact.

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