Second Round Highlights: (4) Michigan State 93 – (13) Delaware 78


Denzel Valentine, Devon SaddlerSPOKANE, WA – Adreian Payne put on a one-man show in Michigan State’s  first game of the tournament, scoring 41 points in the Spartans’ 93-78 victory against Delaware. Payne set an NCAA tournament record by making 17 out of 17 from the free throw line, and his 41 points set a new Michigan State tournament record as well.

Devon Saddler and Davon Usher put up 21 and 20 points, respectively, in the loss for Delaware. The 13th-seeded Blue Hens managed to hang with the fourth-seeded Spartans until 17 straight points by Payne put Michigan State up by 18 midway through the first half. The win sets up a Saturday game against Harvard, who upset Cincinnati earlier in the day.

Ted Robinson and Bill Frieder called the action on WestwoodOne Sports.

(Michigan State’s Travis Trice and Devon Saddler exchange early threes)

(Adreian Payne collects a rebound and hits a three)

(Payne hits a deep three to score last 17 points for Michigan State)

(Travis Trice drives the lane and gets the layup and the foul to make it 55-43 Spartans)

(Payne dunks it home for a new career high and an 83-67 Michigan State lead)

(Final seconds as Michigan State advances)

(Postgame interview with Michigan State’s Travis Trice)

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