EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Derrick Nix had 25 points and 11 rebounds to help No. 20 Michigan State surge past Texas 67-56 on Saturday. Nix was 7 for 10 from the field and 11 for 13 at the line, a major improvement for a 64.9 percent foul shooter. Keith Appling had 14 points and Adreian Payne added 13 for the Spartans (11-2), who stayed perfect in six December games.
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