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Michigan State vs Iowa

Reeling Spartans embarrassed by lowly Hawkeyes wire reports

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Matt Gatens scored 19 points as Iowa beat Michigan State 72-52 on Wednesday night, handing the reeling Spartans their fourth loss in five games.

The Hawkeyes (9-13, 2-8 Big Ten) started off hot on the way to only their second victory in their past 10 tries.

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Gatens hit a 3-pointer to open the game and push Iowa into a 15-2 scoring drive, which involved two jumpers from Eric May and shots from Jarryd Cole, Bryce Cartwright and Gatens.

The Hawkeyes continued their attack throughout the first half with 13 points from the bench and led 41-20 at the half.

Iowa focused on defense the second half, posting five steals and maintaining a healthy lead.

Kalin Lucas scored 17 points to lead Michigan State (13-9, 5-5). The Spartans have lost four consecutive road games.

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Michigan State (13-9)203252
Iowa (9-13) «413172
Michigan State Spartans
D. Green, F305-110-052411
D. Roe, F160-20-03130
K. Appling, G320-50-01430
K. Lucas, G305-166-620017
D. Summers, G282-70-03116
A. Thornton170-40-04010
A. Payne151-12-42004
M. Kebler130-00-01220
D. Nix125-92-450012
G. Sherman71-10-01102
Totals 19-5610-1431111452
Iowa Hawkeyes
E. May, F244-53-411211
M. Basabe, F202-60-03034
J. Cole, C296-61-291413
B. Cartwright, G376-120-0310112
M. Gatens, G366-115-532019
D. Archie140-10-06000
A. Brommer143-40-02116
R. Marble131-30-00402
Z. McCabe132-40-02035
Totals 30-529-1132191472
Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-L
Michigan St.12-629-9
Ohio St.10-825-10
Penn St.6-1216-18
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DUKE 80 Final
MD 62
Missouri 70 Final
Okla St 76
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Utah St 67