COL BKB: Michigan St. 69, Chicago St. 61

Dec. 17, 2006 at 12:31 AM

EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Drew Neitzel scored a career-high 32 points Saturday night -- 21 in the second half -- as No. 23 Michigan State beat Chicago State, 69-61.

Neitzel -- who was benched by Spartans Coach Tom Izzo at the start of the second half for lackadaisical play -- finished with 6-of-12 shooting from beyond the three-point arc and a perfect 10-for-10 from the free-throw line.

Izzo was upset with his team's effort in the first half, even though the Spartans shot 61.1 percent from the floor and took a 31-23 halftime lead. He started the second half with walk-ons Brandon Darnton and DeMarcus Ducre at guard.

Isaiah Dahlman scored 11 points and Marquise Gray had eight points and 11 rebounds for Michigan State (10-2).

Royce Parran scored 20 points and David Holston had 18 for the Cougars (4-9). Kourtney Calvin added 12 points and nine rebounds.

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