Michigan State Basketball Postgame Notes
Michigan State 78, Purdue 75
Jan. 8, 2008
-- Michigan State shot a season-high 61.0 percent on 25-of-41 from the field. MSU's previous best shooting night was a 56.9 percent effort against Jacksonville on Dec. 1. The Spartans' 62.3 shooting clip (12-of-19) in the second half was their best in any half this season.
-- MSU outrebounded Purdue by a 34-26 margin. The Spartans are 13-0 when outrebounding their opponent.
-- Michigan State has now won eight straight games at home against Purdue. MSU is now 11-5 all-time against the Boilermakers at the Breslin Center.
-- The Spartans attempted just five three-pointers, their lowest total of the season.
-- MSU, which entered the game ranked second in the Big Ten with a 74.2 free throw shooting percentage, connected on 26-of-33 from the free-throw line, good for a 78.8 percentage.
-- Sophomore forward Raymar Morgan scored 14 points, marking the 19th consecutive game he has scored in double figures. Morgan also grabbed seven rebounds and had three assists.
-- Junior center Goran Suton recorded his fourth double-double of the season by scoring 12 points and collecting 10 rebounds. It was his seventh game with double-figure scoring this season.
-- Freshman swingman Durrell Summers scored 15 points on 4-for-5 shooting from the floor and 6-for-7 shooting at the free-throw line. Summers is shooting 79.4 percent at the free-throw line and 55.6 from the field this season.
-- Freshman guard Kalin Lucas had his fifth straight double-figure scoring effort, notching 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the field. Lucas is averaging 17.0 points and 5.8 assists per game over the last four games.
-- Senior center Drew Naymick blocked three shots, tying MSU's all-time career mark for blocks with 97. He is the all-time co-leader with Matt Steigenga (1988-92), and one ahead of Ken Johnson (1983-85). Naymick also made his 20th career start, playing 23 minutes before fouling out. MSU is 13-7 all-time with Naymick, who has seen action in 108 games, in the starting lineup.
-- Senior guard Drew Neitzel handed out five assists, and he now has 72 assists against just 16 turnovers. His 4.50 assist-to-turnover ratio is tops in the Big Ten.