Spartans survive

March 20, 2010

Kalin Lucas scored a career-high 25 points and Raymar Morgan emerged from a quiet night by hitting key shots down the stretch as fifth seed Michigan State edged 12th seed New Mexico State, 70-67, in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Morgan broke a late tie with four straight points, then made two free throws with 18.6 seconds remaining. Troy Gillenwater scored 17 points for the Aggies. The Spartans will face Maryland at 2:40 p.m. Sunday in the second round.

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