Michigan State narrowly wins game against Detroit Mercy

The Spartans take on the Titans for their fourth game of the season.
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Published: Dec. 4, 2020 at 5:37 PM EST
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - No. 8 Michigan State men’s basketball takes on Detroit Mercy at the Breslin Center. This is the Titan’s first game of the season after having three games canceled. Follow below for live updates.

15:29 1H: Michigan State 8, Detroit Mercy 6.

Gabe Brown puts the first points up on the board with a three-point jumper. Rocket Watts gets five points early with a three from beyond the arc and a jumper. Freshman AJ Hoggard gets his first collegiate points with a layup, followed by Malik Hall and Julius Marble with a layup each.

12:09 1H: Michigan State 19, Detroit Mercy 12.

Brown gets his second three-pointer of the night, with an assist from Hoggard. Watts gets two. Detroit Mercy’s Marquell Fraser and Matt Johnson put two points each on the board for the Titans before Watts makes a jumper.

7:39 1H: Michigan State 24, Detroit Mercy 22.

Detroit Mercy’s Antoine Davis makes a layup to tie the game 24-24. Davis makes a jumper to bring his team ahead by two. Aaron Henry responds with two of his own and the Spartans are back up.

4:52 1H: Michigan State 27, Detroit Mercy 26.

Davis gets fouled and Henry gets two chances at the free throw line, and makes both. Johnson shoots a three and the game is tied once again, at 29-29.

3:41 1H: Michigan State 29, Detroit Mercy 29.

Fraser gets fouled and Hoggard makes a free throw. The Spartans are up by a close margin, 30-29. Hall gets a chance to fight at the basket and he gets a layup, bringing the score to 31-33. Davis makes a jumper and Watts gets fouled. He gets both free throws and the Spartans get ahead 35-33. Willy Isiani ends the half with a layup, tying the game 35-35.

HALFTIME: Michigan State 35, Detroit Mercy 35.

Michigan State and Detroit Mercy are tied going into the half. Spartans are struggling to make things happen without Joshua Langford, who came into the game today with a sore knee.

16:07 2H: Michigan State 46, Detroit Mercy 41.

Aaron Henry starts this half with a two-point jumper. Joey Hauser gets an offensive rebound and he starts to go on a run - he gets two, gets another jumper with an assist from Watts and a three-point jumper with an assist from Henry. Watts puts two on the board and gets the Spartans up 48-47.

11:42 2H: Detroit Mercy 53, Michigan State 52.

Thomas Kithier gets a layup, with an assist from Hall. Isiani responds and gets a layup for the Titans, with an assist from Johnson. Davis gets two free throws, and Johnson gets a layup. Johnson gets fouled, and Foster Loyer ges two free throws. He makes both, but Titans are ahead 53-52.

7:49 2H: Detroit Mercy 62, Michigan State 58.

Hauser makes two free throws, Davis gets a layup, Dwayne Rose Jr. gets a layup, Watts hits a jumper and Isiani banks a three-point jumper. The Spartans are struggling to get any sort of lead on the Titans. UDM leads 62-58.

2:52 2H: Michigan State 76, Detroit Mercy 70.

Watts sinks two free throws and a jumper, making it 23 points for him so far this game. Brown gets the look from Watts and he gets the layup. Another Watts to Brown layup occurs and the Spartans go up by four. Julius Marble II makes a jumper. Davis sinks two three-pointers. Brown gets a three, and the Spartans are up 76-70.

Davis hits a two-point jumper, followed by Michigan State’s Henry with a layup. Davis and Johnson make two free throws each. Michigan State seals the deal on this game with a Marble II dunk and a three-point jumper from Brown.

FINAL: Michigan State 83, Detroit Mercy 76.

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