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East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Derrick Nix poured in a career-high 25 points to go with 11 rebounds on Saturday, as No. 20 Michigan State held off Texas, 67-56, at Breslin Center.

Keith Appling followed with 14 points and Adreian Payne donated 13 points and six rebounds for the Spartans (11-2), who have won six straight.

Julien Lewis led the Longhorns (7-5) with 16 points, while Sheldon McClellan added 13 points for Texas, which was coming off an impressive 85-67 triumph over No. 23 North Carolina on Wednesday.

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