EAST LANSING, Michigan (Ticker) -- The Breslin Center and a no-name opponent remains a winning formula for Michigan State.
Chris Hill led four players in double figures with 14 points as the 15th-ranked Spartans cruised to a 76-52 rout of Jacksonville State.
Michigan State (8-2) used a balanced attack to improve to 6-0 at home. Aloysius Anagonye and Kelvin Torbert each netted 13 points and Alan Anderson added 10.
"It was a game of spurts again," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "I thought we got off to a very good start. We actually played some really good defense almost all of the first half. We did go into a drought where we couldn't score. They were a tough team to play from the standpoint that they run the weave and take some time off of the clock."
The Spartans' home victims include North Carolina-Asheville, Cleveland State and Loyola-Chicago. They have won their six home games by an average of 18.7 points.
Hill scored five points as Michigan State never looked back following a game-opening 12-3 run. Anderson scored eight points at halftime as the Spartans took a 33-19 lead into the locker room.
Jacksonville State (6-2) lost its second straight. Omar Bartlett led all scorers with 15 points for the Gamecocks.
"Michigan State did a great job right from the opening tip of controlling the tempo and dominating the offensive glass and hurting us in transition defense," Jacksonville State coach Mike LaPlante said. "They scored some easy baskets. Anytime you get behind a team like Michigan State, you're in trouble."
A basket by Bartlett cut the Gamecocks' deficit to 41-31 with 14:28 remaining. Anagonye had a pair of hoops to start an 18-3 run that opened a 25-point bulge. Torbert scored seven points in the burst, including a three-point play to end it.
Despite the win, much-maligned Spartans forward Adam Ballinger continued to struggle. Ballinger has failed to reach double figures in six of the last seven games and managed just four points and three boards.
"They are so much smaller then we were and they provided a lot of problems, especially with perimeter-type defense," Ballinger said. "I thought we did pretty well with our defensive scheme throughout the whole game."
Still, the Spartans' physical superiority was evident. They outscored Jacksonville State in the paint, 28-20, and at the foul line, 23-5.
"We knew we had an advantage in there," Hill said. "For the most part, we did a good job of looking inside. At the same time, we did a great job of getting offensive rebounds and putbacks. I thought we did a very good job of taking advantage of that."
Michigan State's bench contributed 22 points and 19 rebounds and the Spartans held a 42-23 edge on the glass.
Poonie Richardson was the only other Gamecock in double figures with 10 points.