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Nix double double powers Spartans over Valpo

No. 3 seed Michigan State overcame a cold start in the second round of the NCAA tournament to handle the No. 14 seed Valparaiso by a final score of 65-54 Derrick Nix proved unstoppable inside to lead all scorers with 23 points and 15 rebounds.

Auburn HILLS, Mich. -- The first time Derrick Nix touched the ball for Michigan State Thursday afternoon, Valparaiso came with a quick double team in the post. On a day Nix scored 23 points while collecting 15 rebounds, neither single nor double coverage from the Crusaders stopped the senior from Detroit, Michigan as the Spartans went on to win (BLANK) to advance to the round of 32 this Saturday...

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