Post-Game Notes: Northwestern
Jan. 15, 2011
The win over Northwestern marked the 1,500th victory in Michigan State program history...MSU has an all-time record of 1,500-1,012 (.597).
The Spartans held Northwestern's scoring leader, John Shurna, to six points on 2-of-10 shooting...Shurna entered the game averaging 20.1 points per game...in two games against Michigan State, Shurna scored 17 points (8.5 avg.) and shot 3-for-21 from the field (14 percent).
The back-and-forth game featured 13 ties and 14 lead changes.
MSU scored a season-low 18 points and shot 26 percent in the first half, but scored 42 points and shot 50 percent in the second half to force overtime.
The Spartans shot a season-best 86 percent from the free-throw line (minimum 10 attempts), going 24-for-28 from the charity stripe.
MSU out-rebounded the Wildcats, 37-29...the Spartans are 9-2 when out-rebounding their opponent this season.
Michigan State forced 16 Northwestern turnovers, a high for the Wildcats this season...entering the game, Northwestern was ninth nationally with an average of only 10.9 turnovers per game.
MSU is now 2-2 vs. Northwestern in overtime games.
Draymond Green made a career-high 10 free throws....it marked just the 31st time in Spartan history a player has made all 10 or more of his free throws in a game...Kevin Smith holds the MSU record with a 19-for-19 performance at the line against Indiana on Jan. 7, 1982...Green was 10-for-10 overall from the line and also had 16 points and eight rebounds...MSU is 12-2 when Green scores in double-figures this season.
Delvon Roe recorded a career-high five blocks.
Korie Lucious dished out six assists, which tied his career high in a Big Ten game (six vs. Minnesota on Dec. 31, 2010).
Kalin Lucas scored 18 points, his best scoring effort since pouring in 25 against Oakland on Dec. 11...Lucas was 5-for-10 shooting from the field and 6-for-6 from the free-throw line.
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