Michigan St beats No. 23 Rutgers 70-57 with balanced scoring

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A.J. Hoggard had 16 points and seven assists to help four teammates reach double figures, lifting Michigan State to a 70-57 win over No. 23 Rutgers. The Spartans overcame an awful start, trailing by nine in the opening minutes, to lead 36-30 at halftime and by as much as 16 points in the second half. The Scarlet Knights pulled within two points twice, but gave up seven straight points to trail 50-41 midway through the second half, ending their comeback hopes. Clifford Omoruyi had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Rutgers.

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