East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Kalin Lucas scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Michigan State Spartans to a 75-57 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions in a Big Ten Conference showdown at the Breslin Center.
Talor Battle led the way for PSU (12-11,5-7), netting 19 points in a losing effort, while Jeff Brooks chipped in with 15 points for the Nittany Lions.
The Spartans took control of the contest in the first half, shooting 59.3 percent from the floor, to take a 41-21 lead at the break.
MSU put the game away in the second stanza, knocking down 22-of-29 free throw attempts, en route to an 18-point victory
Free-throw shooting proved to be the difference in this contest, as MSU outscored the Nittany Lions 26-4 from the charity stripe.