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Ralph Sampson III, right, of the Gophers shoots over Michigan State's Tom Herzog during the first half Wednesday in East Lansing, Mich. (Associated Press)

Men's Basketball: Spartans still own Gophers


EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Durrell Summers has the potential to be Michigan State's best player.

When the seventh-ranked Spartans needed him most against Minnesota, he delivered.

Summers scored all but one of his 13 points during a sluggish first half to help Michigan State beat the Golden Gophers 60-53 Wednesday night.

His slam put the Spartans ahead for good with 4:23 left in the first half and he had a block, rebound and layup over the next 40 seconds.

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