Indianapolis Star
National Basketball Association
Michigan St 109, Oakland 91
When: 12:00 PM ET, Sunday, December 13, 2020
Where: Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, Michigan
Officials: # Edwin Young, # Paul Szelc, # Bill Ek
Attendance: N/A

Gabe Brown had 20 points and No. 4 Michigan State scored 65 second-half points to defeat winless in-state opponent Oakland 109-91 at East Lansing on Sunday.

Aaron Henry had 15 points, five rebounds and five assists for Michigan State (6-0), while Josh Langford contributed 13 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Joey Hauser supplied 10 points and 10 rebounds, Foster Loyer tossed in 10 points with seven assists, and Malik Hall and A.J. Hoggard also scored 10 points apiece.

Rashad Williams poured in 36 points, including eight 3-pointers, for Oakland (0-7). Jalen Moore had 26 points and five assists.

Michigan State dominated the boards, 52-20, and scored 28 second-chance points.

The Spartans' lead was just one, 46-45, after Moore made a steal and fast-break layup one minute into the second half.

Michigan State then reeled off 13 unanswered points. Henry sparked the run with a 3-pointer. Langford scored the next five points on a putback and 3-pointer. Rocket Watts completed the outburst with a second-chance basket and a transition 3-pointer.

Micah Parrish's putback halted the run and began an 8-2 spurt for Oakland. Moore hit two 3s in the span to make the score 61-53.

The Spartans' defense allowed Michigan State to stretch the lead to 14 at 69-55. Watts and Langford scored off turnovers and Hall completed the 6-0 spurt with a jump shot.

A Moore basket cut the Spartans' lead to 74-62. Michigan State then put the game away with a 14-5 run. Langford and Brown had three-point plays during that span and Hauser finished it off with a 3-pointer to make it 88-67 with 8:34 left.

The combination of Williams' shooting and a disruptive zone allowed the Golden Grizzlies to keep it close in the first half.

Williams made six of 11 3-point attempts while scoring 23 points. The Spartans committed 12 turnovers, but still emerged with a 44-40 halftime advantage.

Henry scored 10 points prior to the break but the big difference was rebounding. Michigan State grabbed 11 offensive rebounds, leading to 14 second-chance points.

The Spartans have won all 19 meetings between the schools.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Oakland   Michigan St
Rashad Williams 36 Scoring Gabe Brown 20
Jalen Moore 5 Assists Foster Loyer 7
Blake Lampman 5 Rebounds Joey Hauser 10
Jalen Moore 5 Free Throws Made Foster Loyer 4
Rashad Williams 4 Steals Aaron Henry 3
Trey Townsend 2 Blocks Aaron Henry 2
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oakland 91 50.0 18-34 11-20 16 18 3 11 11
Michigan St 109 51.3 15-37 16-17 32 46 3 4 18