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Michigan State 54, Wisconsin 47

Jan. 6, 2010

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Wisconsin vs. Michigan State
January 6, 2010
Post-Game Notes

• Junior Chris Allen led the Spartans in scoring with 16 points. It also marked the third time in the last four games he has scored in double figures.

• The Spartans' 22 first-half points were their lowest total of the season. Wisconsin's 20 points in the first half was the lowest for any Spartan opponent in a first half and tied the lowest in either half (20, The Citadel, second half) given up by MSU this season.

• The Spartans shot a season low, 38.1% from the field.

• Tonight's win marked consecutive wins over the Badgers for the first time since the Spartans defeated UW March 2, 2006, 74-65, and Feb. 20, 2007, 64-55. MSU leads the all-time series 68-58 and 43-14 in East Lansing.

• MSU out-rebounded the Badgers, 41-27. The Spartans entered the game as the Big Ten's best rebounding team (+10.3) while Wisconsin was second (+5.6). The Spartans' 41 rebounds were the most allowed by Wisconsin in a game this season while the Badgers' 27 boards was their lowest single-game total of the year.

• Sophomore Draymond Green had 11 points - marking his third consecutive double-figure scoring game.

• Junior guard Kalin Lucas (10 points) has now scored in double figures in the Spartans' last 26 games and now has 65 career double-figure scoring games.

• The Spartans are now 41-19 in Big Ten home openers while Tom Izzo improved to 13-2 in conference home openers.

• MSU outscored Wisconsin, 22-14, in the paint and held the Badgers without a fast-break point, 7-0.



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