NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans talks with his team during a time out during play against the Duke Blue Devils during the 2011 State Farm Champions Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 15, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Michigan State Vs. Texas Southern: Spartans Pick Up First Win Of Season

The Michigan State Spartans picked up their first win of the season, beating the Texas Southern Tigers.

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Michigan State Vs. Texas Southern Final Score: Spartans Jump Ahead Early, Win 76-41

After dropping two straight games to top ten teams and still searching for their first win of the season, the Michigan State Spartans jumped ahead to a serious lead over the Texas Southern Tigers on Saturday. At the end of the first half, Michigan State had a 32-12 lead and would not let up the pressure one bit through the remainder of the game. Texas Southern fared a little better in the second half, able to put up 29 points, but MSU retaliated with 44 of their own in the second, eventually lifting themselves up to a 76-41 win, their first of the season.

It was Michigan State's first home game of the season, so they're currently 1-2 overall, with a 1-0 record on the road. Michigan State fielded a very balanced and aggressive attack, with Draymond Green leading the way. Green had 12 points and 11 rebounds, with five assists and three steals. For Texas Southern, Lawrence Johnson-Danner had 10 points and seven rebounds, two assists and a steal.

On Sunday, Michigan State will take on the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans.

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Michigan State Vs. Texas Southern: Spartans Look For First Basketball Win Of Season

The Michigan State Spartans will try to get their first win of the season on Friday night as they play host to the Southern Texas Tigers. The men's basketball game will be available on ESPN3.com.

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