MSU wins exhibition game at Van Andel Arena

Michigan State, Van Andel Arena
Michigan State topped Georgia during a Sunday charity game in Grand Rapids. (Oct. 29, 2017)


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Michigan State topped Georgia during a Sunday charity game in Grand Rapids.

The Spartans won 80-68 at Van Andel Arena downtown.

Miles Bridges led Michigan State with 21 points, but the highest scorer of the game was Georgia’s Yante Maten with 33 points. Maten is a native of Bloomfield, Michigan.

Michigan State basketball tweeted that Van Andel was completely sold out with 10,699 people in attendance.

The exhibition game announced last week raised nearly $339,449 for American Red Cross disaster relief, Van Andel Arena managing company SMG said.

Last week, Michigan State beat Ferris State in its exhibition opener at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. The Spartans have one more exhibition game against Hillsdale Friday. The regular season opener is Nov. 10 at home versus North Florida.

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