Michigan State Bests Bradley

North Carolina dominates Penn,Tenn. fends off Chattanooga
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Dec 5, 2007 6:24 AM CST
Michigan State's Drew Naymick, top, shoots over Bradley's Matt Salley (22) during a basketball game in Peoria, Ill., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007. Michigan State won 66-61. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Powered by a dominant performance on the offensive glass, No. 9 Michigan State overcame a poor shooting night by Drew Neitzel and defeated Bradley 66-61. Michigan State out-rebounded Bradley 48-29, including 21 offensive rebounds leading to 20 second-chance points.  Michigan State now travels to Salt Lake City to take on No. 20 Brigham Young. Elsewhere in men's college basketball:

  • Tyler Hansbrough recorded his third consecutive double-double as No. 1 North Carolina easily handled Penn, 106-71. 
  • Led By Chris Lofton's 16 points, 10th-ranked Tennessee managed to hold off Chattanooga 76-70.