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Mon November 23, 2009
No. 2 MSU tops Valpo 90-60 for Izzo's 340th win
EAST LANSING, MI – Tom Izzo won his 340th game at Michigan State, tying the school record for victories in the No. 2 Spartans' 90-60 win over Valparaiso on Sunday.
Izzo shares the record with mentor Jud Heathcote, who was to be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday night, along with his best player, Earvin "Magic" Johnson.
Chris Allen scored 22 points to lead Michigan State (4-0) and Kalin Lucas added 15.
Brandon Wood had 24 points for Valparaiso (1-3).
The game was a regional matchup in the Legends Classic. The Spartans head to Atlantic City, N.J., for a game Friday against Florida in the tournament semifinals.
The Spartans won their 43rd straight home game against a nonconference opponent, extending a streak that started after a loss to Duke on Dec. 3, 2003.