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NCAA Game Summary - Florida State at Michigan State

(Wednesday, November 30th)

Final Score: Michigan State 65, Florida State 49

East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Keith Appling netted a career-high 24 points, leading the Michigan State Spartans to a 65-49 victory over the Florida State Seminoles in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at the Breslin Center.

Appling, who was 8-of-15 shooting from the field, also set a career-high with seven rebounds. Michigan State (5-2), which has now won five straight games, also received significant offensive contributions from Draymond Green and Brandon Wood, who finished with 16 points apiece. Green completed a double- double with 10 rebounds.

Bernard James led Florida State (5-3) with a double-double of 13 points and 13 rebounds, while Michael Snaer chipped in 11 points in the loss.

The Spartans shot just 40 percent from the floor in the first half, but led 30-26 at the break thanks to a 5-of-10 effort from behind the arc. Michigan State was also strong at the defensive end, limiting FSU to just 42.9 percent shooting in the first half and a mere 38.9 percent for the game. Michigan State distanced itself in the second half, thanks to a 12-2 run midway through the frame and closing out the game by scoring the last six points.

MSU outscored the visiting Seminoles 15-3 at the free-throw line and turned 18 FSU turnovers in 18 points.

11/30 23:16:44 ET

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