Julien Lewis scored 16 points and Sheldon McClellan had 13 for the Longhorns (7-5)
Adreian Payne drives for powerful flush:
Adreian Payne transition dunk:
Keith Appling steal leads to layup:
FINAL: Derrick Nix scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lift No. 19 Michigan State to a 67-56 win over Texas on Saturday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing. Adreian Payne had a quality shooting game, nailing 5-of-7 shots from the field, and scored 13 points. Keith Appling added 14 points. The Spartans went 23-of-31 from the charity stripe as a team (74 percent) and grabbed 16 offensive rebounds.
HALFTIME: Derrick Nix is having a big game, but No. 19 Michigan State still trails Texas 33-28 at the break. In the first 20 minutes, Nix scored 14 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and shot 5-of-6 from the field. The long-distance game has been bottled up for the Spartans, who made 0-of-8 from beyond the arc in the first half, while shooting 55 percent (11-of-20) on two-point shots. Michigan State goes into the break with the offensive rebounding advantage of 8-4.
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