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Payne, Spartans Trounce 'Horns

Payne, Spartans Trounce 'Horns

Adreian Payne played what Michigan State coach Tom Izzo called maybe the best game of his career, scoring 33 points and grabbing nine rebounds as the Spartans handed the Longhorns their second loss of the season, 92-78.

"We have to learn how to play for 40 minutes, especially against good teams like Michigan State," said Texas guard Javan Felix. It was an apt comment, especially for a game that saw Texas take a 38-36 halftime lead and a contest that was tied 50-50 heading into the under-12 timeout. At just slightly after the under-8 timeout, the Longhorns trailed 66-56, and the Spartans kept Texas at arm's length...

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