EAST LANSING, Michigan (Ticker) -- To say Michigan State has been consistent this season is an understatement.
Alan Anderson scored 18 points and all five starters scored in double figures for the second straight game as the ninth-ranked Spartans posted a 104-46 victory over Wisconsin Green Bay.
"This is not the same UW-Green Bay team that I saw on tape," Michigan State coach Tom Izzo said. "They are playing without their two best players and I think that really showed. It is hard to be thrilled, knowing they weren't the same team, but it is encouraging that we improved on the three objectives we wanted to work on. We did better with our rebounding, controlling our turnovers, and improved on our defensive play."
Michigan State (2-0), which opened the season at home with a 104-72 triumph over Florida A&M, scored over 100 in back-to-back games for the first time since 1963-64.
"It was a good game because we built on what we did in the prior game," Michigan State guard Chris Hill said. "Our defense stepped up a little bit and we did a good job on the boards. We can't look at the overall score but at the areas we need to get better."
Anderson scored five points during the Spartans' game-opening 23-5 run. Maurice Alger's 3-pointer started the outburst four seconds into the game and freshman Drew Neitzel capped the burst with a 3-pointer 6:33 later.
Neitzel added another 3-pointer, one of seven in the first half for Michigan State, which shot 52.8 percent (19-of-36) over the first 20 minutes en route to a 56-24 halftime lead.
"We try to play the games in halves," Anderson said. "We won the first half so we tried to focus on the whole 40 minutes and that's what we did."
Ager scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, and Paul Davis had 16 and 11 rebounds for Michigan State, which outrebounded the Phoenix, 49-26.
Shannon Brown and Kelvin Torbert, who led the team with 21 points in the season-opener, each scored 15 points and Hill chipped in with 10 and a game-high three steals as the Spartans scored 33 points off 19 turnovers.
"Kelvin Torbert continues to play well, and we got more out of Paul (Davis) tonight, which is encouraging," Izzo said. "Chris (Hill) and Maurice (Ager) came up with some big shots. All in all, we did a better job getting to the free throw line and accomplishing some of our goals in the second half."
Benito Flores scored 13 points and Ryan Evanochko added 10 for the Phoenix (1-1), who were without ineligble senior Brandon Morris and injured guard Javier Mendburu.
"I am certainly not very happy or proud about how our team performed tonight," Wisconsin Green Bay coach Tod Kowalczyk said. "I think a lot of that has to do with how good Michigan State is. They have to be one of the best transition teams I have ever had the chance to see in my coaching career.
"When we were down to seven healthy players, it was hard to keep up. Michigan State is a program that we look up to. It is a program that we try to copy in a lot of what we do."
Wisconsin Green Bay shot just 36 percent (19-of-53) in the loss.