BY: CSU Sports Media
East Lansing, Mich. – The third-ranked Michigan State Spartans used a strong shooting performance Monday night to down the Charleston Southern men’s basketball team 94-46 from the Breslin Center.
The Bucs (1-4) saw a team-high 15 points from Dontrell Shuler in the loss while No. 3 Michigan State (3-1) used four players in double figures led by Xavier Tillman’s 21 points and nine rebounds.
The loss Monday concludes a 48-hour trip to Dayton and Michigan State to kick off the Maui on the Mainland games where the Bucs will also play Southern Utah and either ETSU or Delaware State in the finale next Saturday and Sunday in Johnson City, Tenn.
Michigan State assisted on 31 of their 36 baskets Monday night led by Cassius Winston’s eight. Shuler dished out four to lead the Bucs and freshman guard Malik Battle poured-in a career-high 11 points just two nights after racking-up nineat Dayton.
The Bucs head to Johnson City, Tenn. next weekend as they wrap up their Maui on the Mainland games facing Southern Utah Saturday then the host ETSU or Delaware State Sunday depending on Saturday’s results.