EAST LANSING, Mich., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Chris Hill totaled 18 points, seven rebounds and seven assists Tuesday night to lead No. 15 Michigan State to its fourth straight victory, 80-54 over Loyola-Chicago.
Erazem Lorbek and Alan Anderson added 12 points apiece for the Spartans (6-2), who have not lost since suffering consecutive defeats at the Great Alaska Shootout to Villanova and Oklahoma State on Nov. 29-30.
Coming off a big road win over then No. 16 Kentucky on Saturday, Michigan State improved to 4-0 at the Breslin Center. It has won 34 consecutive home games against non-conference opponents.
The Spartans owned a 34-25 lead at intermission and scored the first seven points of the second half.
Loyola-Chicago (4-4) closed within 53-43 with 11:43 left on a three-pointer by Terrance Whiters. Michigan State, however, quickly built a 61-43 cushion with 9:03 to go.
The Spartans took a 26-point lead twice in the second half, the last time with 62 seconds remaining as Lorbek hit a basket for the final margin.
David Bailey scored 15 points and Paul McMillan contributed 14 for the Ramblers, who fell to 2-8 all-time against Michigan State. Loyola-Chicago, which has won just three non-conference road affairs since the start of the 1999-2000 season, has lost seven straight meetings with Big Ten foes.