Post-Game Notes: Indiana
Jan. 30, 2011
The Spartans are 9-4 this season when outscoring their opponents in fast-break points.
MSU tied for its fewest turnovers (eight) this season.
With the win, Tom Izzo is now 7-1 all-time on his birthday, going 6-0 in home contests.
The Spartans have won all-five meetings all time against Tom Crean.
Michigan State is 16-1 all-time in the Breslin Center against Indiana, winning the last 16 contests.
MSU is now 4-2 vs. Indiana in overtime games.
The Spartans have won five straight games over the Hoosiers.
Derrick Nix's 23 minutes played bests his previous high of 16 set against Gonzaga (11/17/09). Nix recorded a Big Ten-best and season-high nine points. Nix's three assists is a personal-best mark. His three free throws made is a career-high while his five free throw attempts bests his Big Ten high.
Kalin Lucas scored a team-best 26 points. This is the first time Lucas has scored 25+ points in back-to-back games in his career. This was the first time since the 2008-09 season Lucas has amassed 20+ points in back-to-back games. Lucas' seven 3-point attempts ties his career-best set earlier this season against Washington. The Spartans are 4-0 this season when Lucas records 20+ points in a game and 18-4 in his career. This season, Lucas has recorded 15 (11-4) double-figure scoring marks and has led MSU in scoring seven times (5-2). In his career, MSU is 75-19 when Lucas records double-digit marks and 29-9 when he leads the team in scoring.
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