Malik Hall helps No. 22 Michigan State beat Louisville

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Michigan State’s Marcus Bingham Jr., right, pulls down a rebound next to Louisville’s Roosevelt Wheeler (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Malik Hall scored eight of his 15 points in a 1:34 stretch early in the second half, helping No. 22 Michigan State build a big lead it needed to hold off Louisville 73-64 in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

The Spartans overcame 19 turnovers by playing well in spurts and making 10 of 18 3-pointers.

The Cardinals fell behind by 20 points midway through the second half.

Louisville’s El Ellis scored 16 of his career-high 22 points in less than six minutes, cutting the deficit to eight points with 1:26 left.

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