No. 19 Michigan St routs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 76-44

No. 19 Michigan St routs Arkansas-Pine Bluff 76-44
December 5, 2012, 10:26 pm
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Arkansas-Pine Bluff's Lazabian Jackson, right, is pressured by Michigan State's Keith Appling during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) No. 19 Michigan State held Arkansas-Pine Bluff scoreless for almost 10 minutes and went on to win 76-44 on Wednesday night.

Garry Harris scored 13 points, Travis Trice had 12 and Branden Dawson added 10 for the Spartans (7-2).

Michigan State started the game with a 14-0 run, led 38-12 at halftime and kept a comfortable lead in the second half.

The Golden Lions (1-7) missed their first 13 shots and didn't score until 9:48 into the game.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff's DaVon Haynes, who is from Detroit, scored a season-high 20 points - all after halftime.

The Golden Lions had seven points over the last 2:20 of the first half to finish with 12, the fifth-lowest total at halftime by a Division I team this season, according to STATS LLC.