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Michigan State basketball survives Detroit Mercy, 83-76, with second-half surge Detroit Free Press
Detroit Mercy walked into Breslin Center on Friday afternoon and gave the 12th-ranked Spartans everything they could handle with sharpshooting guard Antoine Davis. But it was Detroit native Rocket Watts who delivered a big scoring spurt, then started setting up his teammates and getting MSU out in transition. He assisted on a dunk by Julius Marble with a little over a minute to play, and Gabe Brown’s 3-pointer with 23.8 seconds secured the Spartans’ 83-76 victory.

MSU 83, Detroit Mercy 76, Spartans pull away in crunch time State News
By the saving graces of sophomore guard Rocket Watts, No. 8 Michigan State men’s basketball pulled away with a win against Detroit Mercy 83-76 Friday night at the Breslin Center.

Michigan State hangs on for 83-76 win over Detroit Mercy behind career-best 23 points from Rocket Watts Detroit News
Perhaps Michigan State was still thinking about its win over Duke. Or, perhaps, Detroit Mercy is going to be a tough team to beat this season. Whatever it was on Friday night at the Breslin Center, the Spartans needed everything they had to get past the Titans, rallying in the second half then holding on for an 83-76 victory.

Michigan State escapes Detroit Mercy behind 23 from Rocket Watts MLive.com
Michigan State started its week by vanquishing its toughest foe of recent years by winning the program’s first-ever game on the road at Duke. It ended it by surviving a scare from a Breslin Center pest of yesteryear. No. 8 Michigan State came back from a second-half deficit to get by Detroit Mercy, 83-76, on Friday night at the Breslin Center.

Michigan State sweats through narrow win over Detroit Mercy Spartan Tailgate
Three days after winning a top-10 matchup at Duke, the No. 8-ranked Spartans had to sweat through the entirety of Friday’s visit from the Titans. Thanks to some late baskets from forward Julius Marble and wing Gabe Brown, who started for MSU while Joshua Langford sat out with knee soreness, the Spartans escaped with a narrow 83-76 victory in a game that featured a single-digit margin throughout.