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Keith Appling leads Michigan State to 101-52 exhibition win over Grand Valley State

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    Michigan State's Gary Harris (14) puts up a layup attempt against Grand Valley State during the first half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) (The Associated Press)

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    Michigan State's Alvin Ellis III (3) puts up a shot against Grand Valley State's Darren Washington (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) (The Associated Press)

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    Michigan State's Keith Appling, left, and Grand Valley State's Rob Woodson leap to catch a high ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich. Watching at rear are Grand Valley State's Trevin Alexander (5) and Michigan State's Branden Dawson. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) (The Associated Press)

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    Michigan State's Keith Appling, left, Grand Valley State's Rob Woodson, center, and Michigan State's Denzel Valentine, right, scramble for the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball exhibition game, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in East Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis) (The Associated Press)

Keith Appling had 17 points and all kinds of help as Michigan State beat Grand Valley State 101-52 in an exhibition opener Tuesday night.

Appling, who led the Spartans in scoring and assists last season, was 6 for 9 from the field including making 5 of 7 from 3-point range to show an improved outside stroke. Coach Tom Izzo's other perimeter players contributed to a 14-for-24 effort beyond the arc.

Gary Harris, the 2013 Big Ten freshman of the year, had 14 points, while Travis Trice added 11 for Michigan State.

The Spartans shot 61.8 percent from the field in their first tuneup for a Nov. 12 matchup with Kentucky in the Champions Classic in Chicago. Ten players had at least six points.

Luke Ryskamp had 13 points while Ryan Sabin and Trevin Alexander each had 11 to pace Grand Valley State. The Lakers return five players who started games for a 19-9 team last season.