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Top 25: No. 19 Michigan State 73, Loyola Chicago 61

Published December 8, 2012 3:19 pm

Top 25 basketball • Loyola Chicago led by two at halftime.
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East Lansing, Mich. • Gary Harris scored 20 points and No. 19 Michigan State broke away in the second half to beat Loyola Chicago 73-61 on Saturday.

Adreian Payne added 14 points and 10 rebounds for Michigan State (8-2).

Down 32-30 at the break, the Spartans went on a 22-9 run to take control. Harris hit three 3-pointers during the burst.

Ben Averkamp had 25 points, including four 3s, and eight rebounds for the Ramblers (6-3). —