Bingham double-double helps Michigan State top EMU

NCAA Men's Basketball

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP)Marcus Bingham Jr. had 19 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks as Michigan State battled past Eastern Michigan 83-59 on Saturday despite shooting a season-low 44% from the field.

The Spartans (3-1) needed a 7-0 run to end the first half with a 49-31 lead en route to its third straight win.

Malik Hall added 15 points, Max Christie 13 and Gabe Brown 10 for the Spartans, who made 30 of 68 shots, including 4 of 17 from behind the 3-point arc.

Noah Farrakhan led the Eagles (1-3) with 14 points and six rebounds, Monty Scott added 10 points with five assists and Colin Golson had 11 points off the bench.

Eastern Michigan out-rebounded Michigan State 43-41 but were forced into 23 turnovers that the Spartans turned into 26 points.

Michigan State made 19 of 28 free throws while Eastern Michigan was 5 of 9.

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