The Michigan State Spartans (16-4, 5-2 Big Ten) were in desperate need of a bounce back game in front of their home crowd on Saturday after losing two straight vs. Northwestern and No. 19 Michigan and they got it. The inconsistent Purdue Boilermakers (14-6, 4-3 Big Ten) came into town and got absolutely train wrecked by the Sparty, 83-58.
It was relatively close after 20 minutes, the Spartans only leading by seven, 31-24. However, in the second half the Boilermakers could not buy a basket while Michigan State could was NBA Jam on fire. The Spartans outscored the Boilermakers 52-34 in the second half, and it would've been worse if it weren't for a 5-0 Purdue run in the final garbage minute.
Spartans finished the game shooting 60-percent and kept Purdue under 30-percent. Purdue senior Robbie Hummel was a forgettable 0-11.
Michigan State did not have anyone in particular go off on the Boilermakers -- freshman Brandon Dawsen was the team's high scorer with 14.
Michigan State stays at home and plays next vs. Minnesota on Wednesday.
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