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Payne scores 29 points, Michigan State dominates Virginia Tech 96-77

  • Michigan State's Keith Appling (11) talks to head coach Tom Izzo during the second half of a Coaches vs. Cancer NCAA basketball game against the Virginia Tech Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Associated Press

  • Michigan State's Adreian Payne celebrates after making a three-point basket during the first half of a Coaches vs. Cancer NCAA college basketball game against the Virginia Tech, Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Associated Press

  • Virginia Tech's Devin Wilson (11) passes the ball away from Michigan State's Gary Harris (14) during the first half of a Coaches vs. Cancer NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Associated Press

  • Michigan State's Adreian Payne (5) blocks a shot by Virginia Tech's Joey Van Zegeren (2) during the second half of a Coaches vs. Cancer NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)The Associated Press

Adreian Payne had a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds, Keith Appling had 13 points and seven assists, and top-ranked Michigan State beat Virginia Tech 96-77 on Friday night in the semifinals of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.

Gary Harris scored 19 despite shooting just 2 for 12 on 3-pointers and Branden Dawson had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Spartans.

Michigan State (5-0) will play Oklahoma in the final Saturday night. The Sooners rallied to beat Seton Hall 86-85 in the first semifinal.

Hokies senior Jarrell Eddie had 23 points — 17 in the first half. Adam Smith scored 27 as Virginia Tech (3-2) fell to 4-8 all-time against teams ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll.