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Hawks Fall to #9 Michigan State 71-56

Kalin Lucas tied a career-high with 24 points and No. 9 Michigan State cruised past Iowa 71-56 on Thursday night for its fifth straight Big Ten road victory.

Durrell Summers added 21 points for the Spartans (17-3, 7-1), who never trailed en route to their 13th win in 14 games.

Iowa cut a 22-point deficit to 61-52 with 5:55 left on consecutive 3-pointers by Jeff Peterson and Jermain Davis. Summers answered with a jumper and a layup, and the Spartans held the Hawkeyes scoreless for a stretch of nearly 4 1/2 minutes to seal the win.

Peterson had 14 points for Iowa (12-9, 2-6), which lost for the fifth time in six games. Coach Todd Lickliter fell to 1-9 against ranked teams, his only win coming against Michigan State last season, 43-36.

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