Payne stars as Michigan State dumps Delaware in NCAA opener
Spokane, WA (SportsNetwork.com) - Adreian Payne scored 23 of his game-best 41 points in an explosive first half, as Michigan State dumped Delaware by a 93- 78 count in second round action in the East Region of the NCAA Tournament.
Travis Trice totaled 19, while both Gary Harris and Branden Dawson contributed 10 points for the fourth-seeded Spartans (27-8), champions of the Big Ten tourney who advance to take on surprising 12-seed Harvard in a third-round matchup on Saturday.
Devon Saddler poured in 21 points and Devon Usher followed with 20 for the Blue Hens (25-10), winners of the CAA postseason crown who hadn't earned an NCAA berth since 1999. Jarvis Threatt totaled 14 points with six rebounds.
03/20 19:24:03 ET