Michigan State Downs Northern Michigan By 19 Points
EAST LANSING, Mich. ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚“ The Northern Michigan University menÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚™s basketball team played its second exhibition game of theseason in as many nights on Saturday night at Michigan State University.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ The Spartans downed the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats by a score of 77-58.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MSU was up by nine at half,37-28.
Nick Buck led the way for NMU with 18 points and sevenrebounds.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Newcomer, Will Washington added 10 points, seven boards and foursteals.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ Maurice Ager had 25 points to lead the Spartans.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ NMU only shot 38.2percent from the floor for the game (21-55) and 19.2 percent from thethree-point line (5-26).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ From the free throw line the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats were 11-20 for 55percent.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MSU out-rebounded the ÃƒƒÃ‚¢Ãƒ‚Ã‚€Ãƒ‚Ã‚˜Cats by 12 (42-30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MSU was 25-52 from thefloor for the game for 48.1 percent.ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ MSU made six three-pointers out of 20attempts (30 percent). ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚ From the line the home team converted 70 percent of itsfree throws (21-30).ÃƒƒÃ‚‚Ãƒ‚Ã‚
NMU will throw it up for real on Thursday (Nov. 17) at the University of South Dakota.