Indiana, Michigan State win in Big Ten hoops action

Two of the Big Ten’s top teams were in action Friday night, and there were plenty of highlights for both Indiana and Michigan State. Yogi Ferrell poured in a game-high 26 points and Noah Vonleh added another double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Hoosiers cruised to a 105-59 victory over Samford. In the nightcap, Adreian Payne had 26 points and 11 rebounds as Michigan State edged out a 62-53 win over Columbia.

Get game recaps, stats and video highlights in this post.

INDIANA 105, SAMFORD 59 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Yogi Ferrell scored a career-high 26 points and added six assists to lead undefeated Indiana to a 105-59 rout of Samford on Friday. Noah Vonleh contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds, his third straight double-double to begin his college career.

MICHIGAN STATE 62 COLUMBIA 53 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Adreian Payne scored 26 points and No. 2 Michigan State avoided a stunning upset Friday night, holding off Columbia 62-53 in the final minutes. The Spartans (3-0) beat top-ranked Kentucky earlier in the week, and they’ll have a chance to move to the top of next week’s AP Top 25, but only after trailing for a majority of the second half against the poised, patient Lions (1-2).

Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

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ken thomas on 11/16/2013 @ 6:45am EDT Said:

Your coverage basketball STINKS! Too many instant replays, too many sideline views rather than the game itself. This isn’t the NFL and you aren’t FOX Sports!. When I tune into a basketball game I want to see the damn GAME – not a graphic , not a replay, not something in the crowd!

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