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Spartans 69, Arkansas Trojans 47

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Austin Thornton of the Michigan State Spartans (Getty Images File Photo)

Austin Thornton of the Michigan State Spartans (Getty Images File Photo)

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EAST LANSING (WWJ) – The Spartans get a confidence booster beating the Arkansas-Little Rock Trojans 69-47 Sunday at Breslin Arena.

Michigan State now goes to 2-2 after losing to N. Carolina and Duke at the beginning of the season.

The Trojans played a foul ridden game – 16 fouls in the second half, compared to the Spartans who managed to stay under double digits in the final 20 minutes with 7 fouls to finish the game well ahead of Arkansas – Little Rock.

The Spartans scored 21 points on turnovers – Austin Thornton had a game high 13 points, Keith Appling scored 12 and Draymond Green dropped in 9 points in the Spartan win.

Trojan Will Neighbour scored a team high 11 points.

Spartans take on Milwaukee next at the Breslin on Wednesday.

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