Michigan State and Purdue cruised to easy victories Tuesday night. The Spartans drilled North Florida, 78-48, while Purdue throttled Maryland Eastern Shore, 79-50. Catch up on all the action and watch video highlights in this post.
MICHIGAN STATE 78, NORTH FLORIDA 48 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Adreian Payne scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half and fifth-ranked Michigan State rolled to a 78-48 victory over North Florida on Tuesday night. Branden Dawson added 12 points and Denzel Valentine scored 11 for the Spartans, who were ranked No. 1 in the country before a loss to North Carolina on Dec. 4. Michigan State (9-1) narrowly avoided an upset against Oakland last weekend before routing an overmatched North Florida team.
PURDUE 79, MARYLAND EASTERN SHORE 50 | RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY
(AP) Terone Johnson scored 14 points to help Purdue defeat Maryland-Eastern Shore 79-50 on Tuesday night. Errick Peck scored nine points and A.J. Hammons had eight points and seven rebounds for the Boilermakers (9-3), who improved to 8-0 at Mackey Arena this season. Purdue committed just 10 turnovers after giving the ball up 18 times in its previous game, a loss to Butler on Saturday.