11/28 22:22 CST Valentine scores 25 as Michigan St beats Marquette
Valentine scores 25 as Michigan St beats Marquette
By MARK DIDTLER
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) --- Denzel Valentine had a career-high 25 points
and No. 20 Michigan State beat Marquette 79-68 Friday night in a semifinal at
the Orlando Classic.
Travis Trice added 19 points for Michigan State (5-1).
Marquette (3-3) got 15 points from Duane Wilson. The Golden Eagles could get no
closer than six points over the game's final three minutes.
Marquette's Matt Carlino, coming off a tournament record 38 points in
Thursday's 72-70 victory over Georgia Tech, had 14 points, seven rebounds and
Valentine opened the second half with consecutive 3s as Michigan State went up
41-34. He had set a career-high with 19 points in the Spartans 77-45 victory
Thursday over Rider.