Nov. 26, 1996

MSU Blows Out ETSU, 83-45

Morris Peterson led the way in scoring, but MSU's depth and improvement on defense also had an impact in the win. Peterson went 4-5 from behind the three point line and had 18 points to lead MSU to victory over East Tennessee State on Monday. Peterson, a redshirt freshman, also added 6 rebounds despite only playing 14 minutes. Jason Klein finished the night with 13 points and Thomas Kelley added 10 points. 12 Spartans had at least eight minutes or more of playing time and 11 of them scored.

"It was a different opener for us," said Coach Izzo. "I think we did some of the things we talked about doing. We felt we had some depth and we felt we could put some pressure on defensively because of our athletes. I was pleased with the intensity we played with throughout the game."

                    1ST 2ND     TOTAL
EAST TENN ST         17  28       45
MICHIGAN ST          39  44       83    FINAL
HIGH SCORERS:  EAST TENN ST - RYAN WILSON 15, REGGIE TODD 13
               MICHIGAN ST - MORRIS PETERSON 19, JASON KLEIN
               13, THOMAS KELLY 10
                                                                                
EAST TENN ST (45)
                     fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Blakely         21   2-3   1-6   2-5  0  3    5
Shelton         10   0-3   0-0   0-0  1  0    0
Wilson          25  6-11   2-3  4-11  2  3   15
Keeton          31  2-10   0-1   2-5  2  3    4
Lisicky         27   1-5   5-6   0-3  0  4    8
Anavitarte      14   0-0   0-0   0-0  0  2    0
Todd            27   3-7  7-10   2-3  0  3   13
Walker          16   0-3   0-1   0-1  2  2    0
Davis           29   0-5   0-0   1-1  0  3    0
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TOTALS         200 14-47 15-27 11-29  7 23   45
Percentages: FG-.298, FT-.556. 3-Point Goals:
2-11, .182 (Shelton 0-2, Wilson 1-2, Keeton 0-4,
Lisicky 1-3). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots: 1
(Walker). Turnovers: 27 (Lisicky 7, Blakely 6,
Keeton 4, Todd 3, Wilson 3, Anavitarte 2,
Walker). Steals: 4 (Davis 2, Blakely, Walker).
MICHIGAN ST (83)
                      fg    ft    rb
               min   m-a   m-a   o-t  a pf   tp
Smith           21   4-7   1-1   5-9  2  3    9
Klein           20   5-9   2-2   2-4  0  2   13
Garavaglia      19   4-7   0-2   2-7  0  3    8
Kelly           24   4-8   2-3   0-0  4  1   10
Weathers        18  3-11   1-1   0-1  1  2    7
Thomas          14   1-2   1-2   0-1  0  5    3
Cleaves         22   2-7   0-1   0-4  8  1    4
Webber           8   1-2   0-1   1-1  1  0    2
Polonowski      15   1-2   2-2   2-2  0  3    4
Peterson        14   6-9   3-4   4-6  1  3   19
Granger          9   0-0   0-0   0-1  1  1    0
Wiley           16   1-4   2-2   1-5  0  1    4
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TOTALS         200 32-68 14-21 17-41 18 25   83
Percentages: FG-.471, FT-.667. 3-Point Goals:
5-12, .417 (Klein 1-3, Weathers 0-2, Cleaves 0-2,
Peterson 4-5). Team rebounds: 1. Blocked shots: 7
(Wiley 3, Kelly 2, Thomas 2). Turnovers: 17
(Cleaves 5, Smith 3, Garavaglia 2, Kelly,
Peterson, Polonowski, Thomas, Wiley). Steals: 17
(Weathers 5, Kelly 2, Peterson 2, Polonowski 2,
Cleaves, Garavaglia, Granger, Smith, Thomas,
Wiley).
Technical fouls: None.  A: 11,873. 
Officials: Randy Drury, Art Mcdonald, Sid Rodeheffer.