BOSTON (AP) -- Denzel Valentine scored 17 points and No. 1 Michigan State beat Northeastern 78-58 on Saturday to improve to 12-0 this season. The Spartans trailed by five midway through the first half before recovering in their first game against Northeastern. The Huskies (7-4) sold out the century-old Matthews Arena for the first time in two decades but couldn't hold on for their second victory over a ranked team this season. Bryn Forbes scored 12 for Michigan State and Valentine added six assists and five rebounds. Zach Stahl scored 18 with seven rebounds and David Walker had 13 with eight assists for Northeastern, which beat then-No. 15 Miami on Nov. 27.
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