COL BKB: Michigan State 78, Illinois 62

Jan. 18, 2014 at 11:00 PM

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Gary Harris' 23 points and Denzel Valentine's double-double Saturday sent No. 4 Michigan State over Illinois 78-62.

Valentine finished with 15 points and 11 rebounds as the Spartans (17-1, 6-0 Big Ten) reeled off a 10th straight win.

Keith Appling also scored 15 points for MSU.

The Fighting Illini (13-6, 2-4) were paced by Tracy Abrams' 15 points. Rayvonte Rice and Jon Ekey contributed 12 each.

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