Spartans 68, Cougars 61

Key stretch: Trailing 35-25 at half, MSU outscored the Cougars 14-3 over the first five minutes of the 2nd half.

Key stat: MSU outrebounded BYU 37-29 with 18 offensive boards.

Top performance: BYU center Trent Plaisted scored a game-high 19 points and had eight rebounds.

Overall record: 7-2

Up next: Lamar, Dec. 12, 7 p.m., Marriott Center