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Men's Basketball

Jan. 19, 1998

MSU Men's Basketball Ventures to Iowa

GAME No. 16-- vs. Iowa      Wed.        Jan. 21   8:05 p.m.   Iowa City
                                                
MICHIGAN STATE PROBABLE STARTERS (11-4 overall; 4-1 Big Ten) -- subject to change
F -- #13    ANTONIO SMITH  (Jr., 6-8, 7.9 ppg, 9.4 rpg)
F -- #44    JASON KLEIN    (Jr., 6-7, 11.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg)
F -- #34    ANDRE HUTSON   (Fr., 6-8, 7.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg)
G -- #14    CHARLIE BELL   (Fr., 6-3, 8.5 ppg, 4.1 rpg)
G -- #12    MATEEN CLEAVES (So., 6-2, 16.5 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 7.4 apg)
        
IOWA PROBABLE STARTERS   (15-2 overall; 4-1 Big Ten)
F -- #42    RYAN BOWEN   (Sr., 6-7, 14.3 ppg, 9.0 rpg)
F -- #23    RICKY DAVIS  (Fr., 6-5, 14.4 ppg, 3.5 rpg)
C -- #13    GUY RUCKER   (So., 6-9, 8.6 ppg, 3.9 rpg)
G -- #20    DEAN OLIVER  (Sr., 5-11, 9.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 4.0 apg)
G -- #45    DARRYL MOORE (Sr., 6-2, 8.2 ppg, 6.0 rpg)

GAME INFORMATION --
The Michigan State men's basketball team looks to stay atop the Big Ten standings on Wednesday when it faces a tough road assignment at the University of Iowa. Carver Hawkeye Arena (15,500) on the Iowa campus provides the setting for the 90th meeting between the Spartans and Hawkeyes and tipoff is slated for 8:05 p.m. (EST).

COVERAGE --
The MSU-Iowa clash will be televised locally by WLAJ-TV (Ch. 53). Handling the play-by play will be Tim Staudt while former Spartan cager Gary Ganakas provides analysis. Other stations in Michigan airing the game include WXMI-TV (Ch. 17) in Grand Rapids. All MSU basketball games can be heard on WJIM Radio (1240 AM/97.5 FM). Describing the play-by-play is Mark Champion while former Spartan head coach Gus Ganakas serves as analyst.

THE RECORDS --
MSU enters the Iowa game with an overall record of 11-4, 4-1 in the Big Ten, good for a first-place tie with Michigan and Iowa. The Spartans have won seven out of their last eight contests and are coming off a 68-64 win at home against Illinois last Saturday (Jan. 17). Sophomore guard Mateen Cleaves paced the Green and White, scoring 24 of his career-high 27 points in the second half in helping the Spartans to a 41-29 second-half scoring advantage. Cleaves scored 17 points in a 5:37 span early in the second half with 12 of those coming on four three-point field goals. Cleaves hit nine (tying career best)-of-16 field goal attempts, which included a career-best five treys.

Junior Jason Klein added 13 points while Morris Peterson rounded out the double-figure scorers with a season-high 12 points coming off the bench. So far this year, the Spartans stand 7-2 at home, 4-2 in road outings.

Iowa, ranked No. 12 by USA Today/ESPN, hosts MSU with an overall slate of 15-2 (4-1 in the Big Ten). The Hawkeyes have won nine of their last 10 outings including an 82-69 win at Minnesota on Sunday. Iowa's only loss in its last 10 games was a 76-64 loss at home to Illinois on Jan. 8.

THE COACHES --
Michigan State is guided by head coach Tom Izzo (Northern Michigan '77), who is in his third season at the helm of the program. Izzo has a school and career record of 44-32. In games at the Breslin Center, Izzo has posted a record of 30-11, 14-21 on the road. Izzo has directed the Green and White to appearances in the NIT in each of his first two years. Izzo is 2-1 vs. Iowa.

Iowa is directed by Tom Davis (Wisconsin-Platteville '60), now in his 12th season as the head man of the Hawkeyes. Davis, has led Iowa to eight NCAA Tournament appearances, has posted a school record of 244-121. Now in his 27th of college coaching Davis has a career ledger of 518-271. He is 12-9 vs. MSU while at Iowa.

THE SERIES --
Iowa has a slim 45-44 lead in the all-time series that has its origins in 1937. In games played at Iowa City, the Hawkeyes have a 29-14 advantage, 8-6 at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Iowa has won the last two and five of the last six meetings played at Iowa City. The teams met just once last season where the Spartans captured a 69-67 win at East Lansing.

MSU QUICK HITTERS --
Illinois shot an MSU opponent season-high 56.4 percent from the floor -- the last time that the Spartans won a game when the opposition shot that high from the field was on Jan. 30, 1986, when Wisconsin shot 62.3 percent in an 83-81 MSU win ... The Spartans' 10 three-point field goals against the Fighting Illini tied a season high and also tied the high-water mark by an Izzo-coached team ... In the last three contests, opponents are shooting 1-of-20 from three-point range in the second half ... MSU held Minnesota (10 atts.) and Illinois (5 atts.) to no treys in the second half of those contests ... The Spartans' four wins on the road already match last season's victory total in games played on enemy courts ... Through 15 games last season, MSU was allowing 63.4 points per game (vs. this year's effort of 60.7) and allowing the opposition to connect on 42 percent of its field goal attempts (vs. 1997-98's 38.5 percent).

PETERSON CONTRIBUTES OFF THE BENCH --
Sophomore Morris Peterson came up with his first back-to-back double-digit scoring effort of the season and second of his career last week with 11 points at Minnesota and a season-high 12 points against Illinois. The 6-foot-6 Peterson also contributed six boards and a pair of steals against the Golden Gophers and two boards and steals vs. Illinois. In the two wins, Peterson shot 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from the floor.

SPARTANS ATTACK IN THE SECOND HALF --
Entering the Iowa game, the Spartans have outscored their foes in the second half in the last 11 contests. On four of those occasions, the Spartans enjoyed a scoring advantage of 10 or more points including against Minnesota (50-34) and Illinois (41-29). In five Big Ten games, MSU posts a 42.2-30.0 second half scoring advantage.

MSU AND THE BOARDS --
After being outrebounded its previous two games, MSU bounced back to record a 25-20 edge on the glass vs. Illinois. The Spartans rank No. 2 in the Big Ten in rebound margin (+10.3) in overall play just behind Iowa's league-leading mark of +10.5. The Green and White have outboarded 11 foes this year (10-1 in those games) and have outrebounded their opponents by 10 or more boards eight times this season (seven of 15 or more). Since Tom Izzo has been head coach, the Spartans have outrebounded 59 of 80 opponents and hold a 39-20 record when enjoying an edge on the boards.

MSU AND THE BRESLIN CENTER --
MSU's win over Illinois (Jan. 17) upped its all-time record at the Breslin Center to 104-26 (.800) since the facility opened in 1989 (49-7 vs. non-conference opponents, 55-19 in Big Ten contests). MSU has shot 50 percent or better from the floor in 71 games at the Breslin Center while allowing opponents to reach that mark on just 18 occasions.

QUICK FACTS --
After 15 games, MSU is shooting 41.7 percent (186-of-446) from the floor in the first half and 49.5 percent (214-of-432) in the second half ... Opponents are shooting 37.5 percent (144-of-384) from the field in the first half and 39.4 percent (164-of-416) over the final 20 minutes of action ... In the last four games, MSU is shooting 39.5 percent (32-of-81) from beyond the arc vs. the opposition's effort of 24.4 (12-of-49) percent ... MSU is averaging 29.8 points in the first half of play (26.3 for opponents) and 43.2 points in the second half (34.3 for opponents) ... In five Big Ten games, the Spartans are shooting 38.5 percent from three-point range compared to their opposition's effort of 22.7% ... MSU has five or more treys in every Big Ten game while the most it has allowed is four (Michigan) ... In its four losses, the Green and White is shooting 38.8 percent from the floor (87-of-224) vs. 47.8 percent in their 11 victories.

MORSELS FOR MUSING --
MSU has won 18 of its last 19 games when holding the opposition to 60 or fewer points (7-1 in 1997-98) ... During Izzo's stint as head coach, the Spartans post a 29-4 mark in such games ... Since last season, the Spartans are 11-1 when scoring 80-plus points (5-0 in 1997-98) ... Under Izzo, MSU is 38-6 when leading at halftime (9-0 this year) ...

MSU's has averaged 18.8 turnovers in its four losses ... Through 15 games last season, MSU had recorded 74 three-point field goals compared to this year's effort of 96 ... After 15 contests in '96-97, the Spartans had a rebound margin of +5.6 vs. this season's +10.3 ...

MSU has allowed just five halves of 40 percent or better from the floor in its last 20 halves ... The Spartans have outscored the opposition in 22 out of 30 halves of basketball ... MSU has given up 50 percent or better from the floor in six halves of action while reaching that mark on 12 occasions ... Since Izzo has taken over as head coach, MSU is 35-4 in games when it has outshot the opposition from the field ... The Spartans have held their opponents to less than 10 field goals in a half on eight occasions this year ... After 15 outings, MSU is averaging 15.2 offensive rebounds vs. the opposition's average of 10.3

MSU PLAYER NOTES

# 11-- Sophomore David Thomas returned to the lineup in the Purdue (12/30) game after missing the previous three contests with a knee sprain ... Two boards and a steal in 11 minutes vs. Illinois (1/17) ... Came off the bench to record four points and four rebounds in 17 minutes vs. Wisconsin (1/8) ... Averaging 10 minutes and 2.3 rebounds in last three games ... Tallied a career high 12 points vs. Cleveland State (12/6) and his five field goals tied his career high ... Shot 50 percent or better from the floor in seven games ... Shooting 50.9 percent from the floor (28-of-55) this season ... Played a career-high 33 minutes in the Temple contest ... Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament after totaling 18 points and 20 boards ... First career double-double came against Gonzaga with 10 points and 10 boards (board total tying career high) ... Came up with 10 boards against Central Michigan (11/28), tying him with Antonio Smith for game honors ... 10 points vs. Illinois-Chicago, hitting a then career-best five-of-six field goal attempts ... No. 3 on the team in rebounding (5.3 rpg).

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Mateen Cleaves.

#12 -- Sophomore Mateen Cleaves leads the team in minutes (33.2 mpg), scoring (16.5 ppg), assists (7.3 apg) and steals (2.00 spg) ... Leads the Big Ten in assists and is No. 6 among Big Ten scorers in overall action ... Has 14 straight contests of double-figure scoring and is coming off a career-high 27 point (24 in the second half) against Illinois (1/17) ... Hit nine (tying career best)-of-16 field goal attempts vs. the Fighting Illini including a career-best five treys ... No. 2 in the Big Ten in scoring (19.8 ppg) and No. 1 in assists (7.00 apg) in league contests ... Game-high 19-point performance, along with seven assists, at Minnesota (1/14) ...

Dished out a game-high nine assists, vs. Wisconsin (1/8) ... Averaging 23.0 points and shooting 53 percent (16 of 30) from the floor in the last two contests ... Totaled a then career-high 25 points and and doled out a game-high eight assists against Purdue (12/30) ... Hit a then career-best nine FGs against the Boilermakers ... Game-high 15 points vs. South Florida (12/20) and doled out 10 assists against USF, his second game of double-figure assists this season and third of his career ... Picked up 21 points vs. Detroit (12/13) ... Hit six-of-nine from the field and posted a team-high 16 points vs. Wright State (12/17) ... Has led or shared for the team's scoring lead in eight of the last 11 and in a total of 10 contests ... No. 2 on squad in treys with 27 ... Coca-Cola Classic MVP after scoring 29 points and doling out 19 assists against Central Michigan and Gonzaga ... Career-high 11 assists against Gonzaga was the first time a Spartan had more than 10 assists in a game since Eric Snow's 11 vs. Wisconsin (3/11/95) ... Notched game-high 19 points and doled out eight assists vs. CMU .. Has shot 50 percent or better from the floor in four of his last five contests ... Registered team-high seven assists vs. East Tennessee (11/17) ... Has 255 assists in 44 career contests (5.8 apg) ... Has led or shared for MSU's lead in assists in 39 of 44 career outings (all 15 this season) ... Scored in double figures in 30 outings during his career (16 in '96-97) ...

#13 -- Junior Antonio Smith paces the team and is No. 3 among Big Ten players in rebounding (9.4 rpg) in overall play ... Big Ten's No. 2 rebounder in league contests (10.6 rpg) ... Has double-figure rebounding in five of last seven games ... Averaging 9.5 boards in his last four games ... Game-high six rebounds vs. Illinois (1/17) ... Eight points and a game-high 11 boards at Minnesota (1/14) ... Paced MSU with a game-high 12 rebounds at Michigan (1/10) ... Finished Purdue game (12/30) with his second straight effort of 15 boards while chipping in nine points ... Totaled his third double double of the year (10th of his career) vs. Eastern Illinois (12/27) with a season high 14 points and 15 rebounds ... Picked off 10 boards, tying for team high, against South Florida (12/20) ... Second double-double of the year was a 13-point, 10 board (team high) effort vs. Detroit (12/13) ... Shot 50 percent or better from the floor on seven occasions ... Has four games of double-figure scoring this season ... Hit six field goals and totaled 12 points at Cleveland State (12/6) ... Has led or shared for MSU rebounding honors in last six and in a total of 11 games including a 10 board performance vs. CMU ... Notched first double-double of the year vs. ETSU (11/17) with 11 points and 10 boards ... 27 career contests of 10 or more boards and seven of 15-plus caroms.

#14 -- Freshman Charlie Bell is No. 3 on the team in scoring (8.5 ppg) ... Averaging 5.0 points in his last three outings ... Picked up eight points in 17 minutes at Michigan (1/14) ... Totaled 11 points, his sixth double-figure scoring performance of the season, and five rebounds, while playing 32 minutes, his second longest stint, against Purdue (12/30) ... Finished the Eastern Illinois game (12/27) with eight points in 29 minutes ... 12 points, tying for second highest on the team, vs. South Florida, and also grabbed nine rebounds vs. USF, tying his personal best ... Totaled 14 points vs. Wright State ... Registered a season-long 33 minutes vs. Detroit (12/13) and finished with nine points ... Has at least one trey in eight of last 11 contests including a season-best two vs. Wright State ... 29 minutes and registered 13 points vs. Cleveland State (12/6) ... Also paced the squad in rebounding vs. CSU with nine caroms, the first time a Spartan guard had led MSU in boards since Eric Snow grabbed six vs. Weber State in the 1995 NCAA Tournament ... No. 2 on the squad in scoring against CMU (11/28) with a career-best 17 points ... Paced the team in scoring vs. ETSU (11/17) with 15 points while chipping in seven boards and two assists ... His point total marked the first time that a true frosh had led MSU in scoring in a season opener since Jay Vincent's 25 points vs. Central Michigan (11/28/77).

#30 -- Freshman Doug Davis has seen action off the bench in the last 10 games ... Scored two points in a four minute stint vs. Illinois (1/17) ... 13 minutes vs. Eastern Illinois (12/27) ... Played a season-long 17 minutes vs. Wright State (12/17) and posted his first double-figure scoring effort of the year with 11 points ... Sank three treys against Wright State ... Averaging 8.2 minutes per game ... Hit a trey en route to three points in nine minutes vs. Central Michigan ... 13 minutes off the bench vs. ETSU (11/17) and scored eight points while dishing out three assists.

#34 -- Freshman Andre Hutson is averaging 21.9 minutes per game ... Is the team's No. 1 shooter from the floor, hitting 63.4% (45 of 71) of his attempts ... Four points and three caroms in 26 minutes vs. Illinois (1/17) ... Has scored in his last 13 games ... Eight points and four rebounds in in 25 minutes at Minnesota (1/14) ... Has started the last 14 MSU contests ... Averaging 7.7 points and 4.7 boards in his last three contests ... Posted 11 points and seven boards at Michigan (1/10) ... Shooting 71.4 percent (15 of 21) from the floor in his last five contests ... Owns six games of double-figure scoring effort this season including 12 points vs. Wisconsin (1/8) and hit eight (most by a Spartan player in a game this year)-of-nine charity tosses against the Badgers... Shooting 89.4 percent (17 of 19) from the foul line in the last four games ... Fine effort vs. Purdue (12/30), hitting six (ties career best)-of nine field goals and tying his personal best with 13 points, good for No. 2 on the team, while chipping in eight rebounds ... Grabbed eight boards and scored eight points in 22 minutes vs. South Florida (12/20) ... Hit six-of-nine from the field and finished with 13 points (tying season high) at Cleveland State (12/6) ... Has shot 50 percent or better from the field in 12 contests ... Five-of-seven from the floor, finishing with 11 points, and snared a game-high nine boards in a season-long 30 minutes vs. Temple (12/4) ... No. 2 on the team in rebounding (5.5 rpg) ... Strong effort in the Coca-Cola Classic, starting both games and shooting 69.2 percent from the floor -- averaging 11 points ... Tallied a team-high 13 points in the championship game vs. Gonzaga in 28 minutes ... Blocked three ETSU (11/17) shot attempts.

#42 -- Sophomore Morris Peterson is averaging 24 minutes over the last three contests ... Playing with a fractured bone in his right wrist that forced him out of action for three games (Temple, Cleveland State and Detroit) ... Connected on four-of-eight from the field en route to a season-high 12 points (fourth double-figure scoring effort of the season) vs. Illinois (1/17) ... Shooting 57.1 percent (8 of 14) from the floor in his last two games ... Has three-point goals in his last four performances and is shooting 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from beyond the arc in that stretch ... Scored 11 points vs. Minnesota (1/14), his third double figure scoring effort of the season ... Recorded two treys en route to six points vs. Wisconsin (1/8) and Michigan (1/10) ... Six points and four boards vs. Eastern Illinois (12/27) in 12 minutes ... 11 points against Wright State, hitting five-of seven from the floor, while also grabbing a season-high five boards ... Hit five-of-seven field goal attempts en route to a 10 points against Gonzaga (11/29) ... Posted four rebounds and six points in 16 minutes vs. Illinois-Chicago ... Has scored in double figures on nine occasions in his career, five of which came last year ... Seven of his double-figure scoring efforts have come at home.

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A.J. Granger.

#43 -- Sophomore A.J. Granger has come off the bench in MSU's 15 games and is averaging 12.3 minutes ...

Hit a pair of field goals, including one trey, and finished with five points against Illinois (1/17) ... Also grabbed four boards vs. the Illini, his best effort since Wright State when he had five ... Scored five points in 13 minutes vs. Michigan (1/10) ... Established career highs in field goals (4) and points (8) in the Wright State (12/17) contest while playing a season-high 19 minutes... Played 16 minutes vs. Cleveland State (12/6) and grabbed a career-high six boards ... Has scored in 11 of MSU's 15 games and has rebounds in 11 contests ...18 minutes at UIC (11/21) and snatched five boards, tops among the subs, and tying his then personal best ... 13 minutes of action vs. ETSU (11/17) and and finished with five points and three rebounds.

#44 -- Junior Jason Klein is No. 2 on the team in scoring (11.5 ppg) ... No. 6 in the Big Ten in three-point shooting percentage (.424) in overall action ... Has scored in double figures in his last four games including a 13-point performance vs. Illinois (1/17) ... Averaging 14.7 points in his last four performances ... Career-high 17 point effort vs. Michigan (1/10) where he tied his career best in three-point goals with four ... Has led or shared for team's scoring lead in four contests ... Hit a career-best six field goals (three treys) and finished with a team-high 15 points against Wisconsin (1/8) ... No. 2 in the league in treys made (2.80 pg) in overall action and holds down the No. 1 spot for league contests (3.00 pg) ... Posted a then career-high 16 points vs. Eastern Illinois (12/27) which included four treys ... Shooting 40.9 percent (9 of 22) from beyond the arc in his last three contests ... Has 10 double-figure scoring efforts this season ... Career-long 34 minutes vs. South Florida (12/20) and finished with nine points and a career-high 10 rebounds ... Totaled 11 points vs. Temple (12/4), tying him for team honors ... Shooting 45.4 percent (25 of 55) from three-point range in home contests ... No. 1 on the squad in treys with 42, good for 10th place on MSU's seasonal list ... Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament Team pick after scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 boards in the two games ... 11 points in 17 minutes against Central Michigan ... Has three or more treys in 10 outings ... Has two or more treys in all 15 contests this year ... Twenty-three career games of two or more treys (five coming last year, three in '95-96) ... No. 6 on MSU's all-time list in treys with 79.

#55 -- Senior DuJuan Wileyis averaging 14.5 minutes ... Played 13 minutes vs. Illinois (1/17) ... Posted seven points and four boards in 18 minutes vs. Wisconsin (1/8) ... Notched 10 points and four boards vs. Eastern Illinois (12/27) ... Totaled career-high 12 points vs. South Florida (12/20) ... Played a career-long 22 minutes against Wright State (12/17) and scored 10 points while establishing a career best in rebounds with a team-leading eight ... Also blocked three shots against the Raiders ... Has scored in every game ... Grabbed seven rebounds vs. Detroit ... No. 2 on the team in field goal shooting, hitting 62.5 percent (36 of 56) of his attempts ... MSU leader in blocked shots with 22 ... No. 7 in the Big Ten in blocked shots (1.47 bpg) ... Tied his career high in blocked shots with four in the Cleveland State (12/6) ... First career start came in the ETSU (11/17) game where he played 20 minutes while finishing with a six caroms and four blocked shots, tying career high ... Has blocked shots in 10 contests.

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW THAT -- Dating from last year, the Spartans have made three or more three point field goals in their last 25 games ... MSU has allowed just 27 of its last 164 opponents to shoot 50 percent or better from the field ... Through games played Jan. 18, the Spartans' four losses have come to teams with a combined record of 51-14 (.786) (Illinois-Chicago 14-3, Temple 9-4, Detroit 14-3) and Michigan 14-4) ... Through Jan. 18, MSU's non conference opponents had a combined record of 95-67 (.586) ... Mateen Cleaves has started the last 39 Spartan contests while Antonio Smith has drawn the starting nod in the last 42 ... Smith has 576 career boards in 76 contests (7.6 rpg) ... That DuJuan Wiley's 217 minutes already surpasses last year's total of 165 minutes ... The 6-foot-9 Wiley has already doubled his scoring output from a year ago with 84 points this season (34 pts. last year) ... That MSU ranks No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring defense (60.7 ppg) and No. 2 in field goal percentage defense (.383) in overall action ... MSU has allowed just three opponents to shoot 50 percent or better from the field this season while 10 have been held to less than 40 percent ... The Spartans are No. 1 in the Big in three-point field goal percentage defense (.295).

TOM IZZO RADIO SHOW INFO -- The Tom Izzo Radio Show can be heard throughout the state of Michigan on MSU basketball affiliates. The show is held at Tripper's Sports Lounge on Monday evenings on Mondays from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

CLEAVES AN ALL-AROUND THREAT -- Through games played Jan. 18, Mateen Cleaves is the only player in the Big Ten to rank in the top 10 in scoring (6th, 16.5 ppg), assists (1st, 7.27 apg) and steals (5th, 2.00 spg) in overall action. Cleaves' 30 steals tops the MSU squad, and he has registered eight games of two or more thefts this season.

MSU AND THE RATINGS -- Through games played Jan. 18, Michigan State holds down the No. 21 spot in the Sagarin Ratings. The Spartans have a rating of 86.15, fifth among Big Ten squads Purdue (8th, 89.48), Michigan (11th, 88.07), and Iowa (13th, 87.48) and Indiana (16th, 86.90). Of the three non-conference teams that defeated MSU, Detroit & Temple share the highest ranking (30th, 84.85) and was followed by Illinois Chicago (39th, 83.61).

SPARTAN RESERVES PRODUCING -- Michigan State's bench played a key role in the win over Illinois, outscoring the Fighting Illini reserves by a 21-8 margin. The Spartan bench has produced more points than the opposition's bench in the last four games and post a 72-34 (18.0-8.5) scoring advantage in that stretch. In the last eight contests, MSU's bench enjoys a scoring edge on six occasions with the team showing a 5-1 mark in those outings.

THE SPARTANS UNDER IZZO
AT HOME:                30-11
ON ROAD/NEUTRAL:        14-21
MOST POINTS SCORED:     95 vs. Wright St. (12/17/97)
                		90 vs. Ill.-Chic. (12/5/96)
FEWEST PTS SCORED:  	43 vs. Wisconsin (1/4/97)
MOST PTS ALLOWED:       92 by N. Carolina (11/21/95)
FEWEST PTS ALLOWED: 	40 by Wisconsin (1/8/98)
                		41 by Ohio State (2/7/96)
BEST FG PERCENTAGE: 	56.9% vs. Cent. Mich. (11/28/97)
WORST FG PERCENTAGE:    26.3% vs. Wisconsin (1/4/97)
WHEN LEADING AT HALF:   38-6
WHEN TRAILING AT HALF:  5-24
WHEN TIED AT HALF:      1-2
LARGEST HALF. LEAD: 	28 pts. vs Kansas St. (12/21/96)
                		26 pts. vs. Wright St. (12/17/97)
LARGEST HALF. DEFICIT:  26 pts. at Iowa (2/21/96)
FG SHOOTING AT HOME:    45.4% (1032 of 2270)
FG SHOOTING ON ROAD:    42.9% (853 of 1984)
3 PT SHOOTING AT HOME:  33.5% (186 of 555)
3 PT SHOOTING ON ROAD:  33.0% (170 of 515)
FT SHOOTING AT HOME:    65.1% (565 of 867)
FT SHOOTING ON ROAD:    64.3% (415 of 645)
SHOOT 50% OR BETTER FROM FLOOR:     	17-2
SHOOT LESS THAN 50% FROM FLOOR:     	27-30
OPP. SHOOTS 50% OR BETTER FROM FLOOR:   5-11
OPP. SHOOTS LESS THAN 50% FROM FLOOR:   39-21       
MSU OUTREBOUNDS OPPONENT:           	39-20
OPPONENT OUTREBOUNDS MSU:           	3-12
REBOUNDS ARE EQUAL:             		2-0
MSU OUTSHOOTS OPPONENT FROM FIELD:      35-4
OPPONENT OUTSHOOTS MSU FROM FIELD:      8-28
TEAMS SHOOT SAME FROM THE FIELD:        1-0
MSU WHEN IT HAS MORE TURNOVERS:     	22-27
MSU WHEN OPP. HAS MORE TURNOVERS:       17-5
MSU WHEN TURNOVERS ARE EQUAL:       	5-0     
MSU POINT AVG. AT BRESLIN:  68.7 (2815 pts/41 gms)
MSU POINT AVG. ON THE ROAD: 65.4 (2291 pts/35 gms)
OPP POINT AVG. AT BRESLIN:  60.5 (2484 pts/41 gms)
OPP FG% AT BRESLIN:     	40.4% (891 of 2202)
MSU IN GAMES DECIDED BY 1-5 PTS:        13-10
MSU IN GAMES DECIDED BY 6-10 PTS:       5-6
MSU IN GAMES DECIDED BY 11-15 PTS:      13-8
MSU IN GAMES DECIDED BY 16-PLUS PTS:    13-8
WHEN SCORING 80-PLUS POINTS:            11-1
WHEN SCORING 75-79 POINTS:              5-0
WHEN SCORING 70-74 POINTS:          	4-4
WHEN SCORING LESS THAN 70 PTS:          24-27
WHEN ALLOWING 60 OR FEWER PTS:          29-4
WHEN ALLOWING 61-64 PTS:                5-3
WHEN ALLOWING 65-70 PTS:                7-8
WHEN ALLOWING 71-75 PTS:                1-5
WHEN ALLOWING 76-80 PTS:            	2-7     
WHEN ALLOWING 80-PLUS PTS:          	0-5                             
                            

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