EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Matt Costello had 13 points and 11 rebounds as No. 19 Michigan State overpowered Loyola of Chicago 87-52 on Friday night.

Branden Dawson and Marvin Clark Jr. each scored 15 for the Spartans (2-1). Travis Trice added 13 and Denzel Valentine 12, and Michigan State never trailed.

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Milton Doyle had 13 points for the Ramblers (2-1) on 5-for-14 shooting. Loyola, which came in making 55.1 percent, hit just 24 percent and was down 38-14 at halftime.

After struggling inside in a six-point win at Navy and a 10-point loss to Duke in the Champions Classic, Michigan State was determined to get the ball to its big men early and often.

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The Spartans did exactly that when Costello scored his team’s first six points and backup Gavin Schilling added six more before the break, nearly matching the Ramblers’ first-half total.

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