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After a slow start in the first half, Michigan State turned it on in the second half for a 92-56 win over Tuskegee at Jenison Fieldhouse Saturday.
The No. 19 Michigan State Spartans (9-2) led Division II Tuskegee (1-5) by just seven points at halftime, but pulled away in the second half for a 92-56 win Saturday at Jenison Fieldhouse.
The game was played at Jenison, Michigan State's basketball arena until the 1989 season when the Breslin Center opened. The venue shift commemorated the anniversary of the 'Game of Change,' an NCAA Tournament game between Mississippi State and Loyola, with the Mississippi State team defying orders from the state government by playing in a game against a Loyola team that had a roster of mostly black players. The original game was played at Jenison in 1963.
In Saturday's game, Keith Appling led Michigan State with 25 points as one of four Spartans in double figures. Adreian Payne had 12 points off the bench, Derrick Nix scored 11 points and freshman Gary Harris scored 10 points.
Calvin Thomas led Tuskegee with 14 points.