East Lansing, MI (Sports Network) - Derrick Nix scored 17 points with fiverebounds to give No. 22 Michigan State a 66-56 win over Nebraska on Sunday.

Adreian Payne scored 14 points while Branden Dawson added 12 points and sixrebounds for the Spartans (14-3, 3-1 Big Ten), who have won three straight.

David Rivers had 18 points and six rebounds while Dylan Talley added 17 pointsand eight boards for the Cornhuskers (9-8, 0-4), who have dropped their pastfour games.