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Summers leads No. 5 Spartans past Northwestern

Durrell Summers started each half with an alley-oop dunk and finished with a season-high 24 points and 10 rebounds, leading No. 5 Michigan State to a 79-70 win over Northwestern on Saturday night. The Spartans (19-3, 9-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start to conference play. John Shurna made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 31 points for the Wildcats (14-7, 3-6). Shurna had 20 points midway through the second half, while his teammates combined for just 19. Michigan State opened the second half with an 18-4 run after leading by just two at halftime following six lead changes and four ties. Kalin Lucas had 23 points, Draymond Green scored nine points and grabbed 11 rebounds, and Delvon Roe scored 13 for the Spartans. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)