EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 28 (UPI) -- Keith Appling's 27 points, eight assists and five rebounds Saturday sparked No. 5 Michigan State's 101-48 romp over New Orleans.
Gary Harris helped out with 19 points, nine rebounds, five assists and five steals for the Spartans (11-1).
MSU also got big contributions from Adreian Payne (17 points, seven rebounds) and Denzel Valentine (10, 13, six assists) in racking up a fourth straight win.
The Privateers (3-5) were paced by Matt Derenbecker with 16 points.