Little Rock vs Michigan State

Michigan St. 69, UALR 47


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Austin Thornton had a career-high 13 points off the bench to lead Michigan State past Arkansas-Little Rock 69-47 Sunday night.

Guards Keith Appling and Brandon Wood combined for 21 points for Michigan State (2-2), which won its second game in less than 50 hours after losing to No. 1 North Carolina and No. 6 Duke.

Appling had 12 points, while Wood added nine, including the Spartans' first two 3-point baskets in a 32-22 first half.

After quick starts in both halves, Michigan State had stretches of sloppy play and seemed lethargic compared to its energy in Friday's 76-41 win over Texas Southern.

Arkansas-Little Rock (2-3) was led by Will Neighbour with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

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Little Rock Trojans
C. Jackson, F313-71-22337
M. Javes, F232-70-05054
D. Williams, G343-102-36249
D. Guy, G292-100-04046
T. Sutherland, G130-10-21020
W. Neighbour343-114-5120311
E. Lawton141-22-21004
B. Dillard110-20-00110
T. Lockhart40-00-01020
J. White41-20-00012
M. Louzeiro21-10-00012
R. Fondren11-10-00002
Totals 17-549-143662647
Michigan State Spartans
D. Green, F332-85-610439
B. Dawson, F252-42-46306
A. Payne, C191-34-85026
B. Wood, G233-61-12029
K. Appling, G224-74-833212
D. Nix201-10-02012
T. Trice192-40-02216
A. Thornton173-77-962113
R. Byrd100-51-21021
B. Kearney61-10-10002
A. Gauna51-11-21023
A. Ianni10-00-00100
Totals 20-4725-4140151669
Sun Belt
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Little Rock17-330-542
UL Lafayette12-819-15156
Ga. Southern10-1014-17243
Georgia St.9-1116-14180
Texas St.8-1215-16238
S. Alabama8-1214-19240
Arkansas St.7-1311-20284
App. St.7-139-22259

Big Ten
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Michigan St.13-529-612
Ohio St.11-721-1474
Penn St.7-1116-16119
Other games
Old Dom 52 Final
Kentucky 62
COPS 70 Final
UConn 87
MS Val St 75 Final
NC 101
USA 39 Final
Florida St 80
Purdue 56 Final
Alabama 65
Ole Miss 66 Final
MU 96