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Spartans pull away in second half to drop Louisville

Hall scores eight of his 15 points in key stretch
MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo
MSU basketball coach Tom Izzo(Matthew Schmucker, WILX | Matthew Schmucker, WILX)
Published: Dec. 2, 2021 at 12:38 AM EST
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Malik Hall scored eight of his 15 points in a 1:34 stretch early in the second half, helping No. 22 Michigan State build a big lead it needed to hold off Louisville 73-64 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Spartans overcame 19 turnovers by playing well in spurts and making 10 of 18 3-pointers. The Cardinals fell behind by 20 points midway through the second half. Louisville’s El Ellis scored 16 of his career-high 22 points in less than six minutes, cutting the deficit to eight points with 1:26 left.

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