Number-five Michigan State beat North Florida 78-48 last night at the Breslin Center.
Adreian Payne paced the Spartans with 19 points, Branden Dawson had 12 and Denzel Valentine added 11.
Guard Gary Harris was sidelined with an ankle injury.
Michigan State is now 9-1 on the season,.
They will play the Longhorns in Texas on Saturday.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports