Michigan State’s Travis Trice (20) shoots in front of Delaware’s Maurice Jeffers (15) in the first half of a second-round of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament in Spokane, Wash., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Young Kwak)

Payne scores 41, Spartans top Blue Hens

Adreian Payne scored a career-high 41 points Thursday to get Michigan State off to a solid start in the NCAA tournament with a victory over …

Syracuse's Jerami Grant (3) drives past Western Michigan's Austin Richie, right, and Tucker Haymond (1) during the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA college basketball tournament in Buffalo, N.Y., Thursday, March 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

Syracuse beats WMU in NCAA tourney

Syracuse's backcourt of Trevor Cooney and Tyler Ennis combined for 34 points and the Orange defense clamped down in a 77-53 victory over Wes…