Michigan St. 66, Vermont 46
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP)—Drew Neitzel was 7-for-8 from 3-point range and scored 26 points to lift Michigan State past Vermont 66-46 on Tuesday night.
Neitzel, whose driving layup beat Texas last Thursday in New York, drilled four 3s in five tries in the first half against the Catamounts, then added three more 3s after the break.
He finished 9-for-13 from the field and also paced the Spartans (5-1) with a career-high eight rebounds and four assists.
Freshman Raymar Morgan had 10 points and stretched his school-record string of double-figure games at the beginning of a career to six.
Vermont (2-3) was led by Joe Trapani with 21 points and by Chris Holm with nine rebounds but looked nothing like the team that won at Boston College by 14 points.
After a sluggish start by both teams, Neitzel caught fire and helped Michigan State build a 39-19 lead at halftime, including a 15-0 edge beyond the arc.