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Michigan State 80, Notre Dame 70

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Aaron Henry had 14 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists to help the 13th-ranked Spartans beat Notre Dame 80-70.

Michigan State (2-0) closed the first half with a 17-0 run over seven-plus minutes and scored the first nine points of the second half to take a 22-point lead.

The Fighting Irish got off to a strong start in their opener and led 26-22 before going scoreless for nine-plus minutes, a drought that started in the first half and carried over to the second.

Michigan State had a lot to do with Notre Dame's struggles offensively.

The tall, deep and athletic team had 10 blocked shots and six steals in the first half and finished with 12 blocks and nine steals.

Joey Hauser had 10 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in his second game with the Spartans after sitting out last season following his transfer from Marquette.

Michigan State's Rocket Watts had 13 points and six assists, and Marcus Bingham added seven points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots.

Notre Dame's Prentiss Hubb had 23 points and Cormac Ryan had 13 points on 3 of 12 shooting in his first game with the school since transferring from Stanford and sitting out last season.

Nate Laszewski had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Dane Goodwin added 12 points for the Irish, who outscored Michigan State by three points in the second half.



Associated Press


November 28, 2020


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