Adreian Payne grabbed the basketball with both hands and dunked it, hard.

It was his 35th point of the night -- a new career high -- and it perfectly illustrated the physical domination that No. 4 seed Michigan State used to crush No. 13 seed Delaware 93-78 Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Payne would finish with 41 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range and a perfect 17 of 17 from the foul line. Payne set a Michigan State record for most points in a NCAA tournament game, breaking a mark previously set by Greg Kelser in 1979.

Payne also grabbed eight rebounds to help Michigan State advance to play Harvard on Saturday in the NCAA tournament's next round.

Payne's previous career high was 33 points in MSU's 92-78 win over Texas back on Dec. 21.

The Blue Hens were persistent Thursday, pecking away at Michigan State's double-digit lead and cutting it to as few as five points a couple of minutes into the second half.

But for every Delaware threat, the Spartans had an answer. When it wasn't Payne, it was Travis Trice.

Trice scored 17 points on 5-of-5 shooting in the first 11 minutes of the second half, personally thwarting the Blue Hens' short-lived attacks. He finished the game with 19 points.

Michigan State was in foul trouble all night. Gary Harris fouled out for the first time all year and Denzel Valentine played just 17 minutes after getting in foul trouble early.

The Spartans squandered what was a 36-18 lead by allowing the Blue Hens to go on an 11-0 run late in the first half, keeping things interesting at the break with the Spartans up 44-33.

Devon Saddler led Delaware with 21 points and Davon Usher followed with 20.

The Spartans shot a hot 54 percent from the field, including 53 percent from 3-point range.

Michigan State will face No. 12 seed Harvard (26-4) on Saturday in the Round of 32. The Crimson upset No. 5 seed Cincinnati 61-57 earlier in the day.