Michigan State 82, Penn State 67 Post-Game Notes
Feb. 7, 2014
With tonight's victory, MSU recorded its 14th 20-win season in the last 17 years, all under head coach Tom Izzo.
Michigan State pulled down 13 offensive rebounds, leading to the Spartans outscoring the Nittany Lions 20-5 in second-chance points.
With a 21-1 home record against the Nittany Lions, Michigan State never allowed Penn State to lead.
The Spartans tallied 22 assists on 28 field goals. Michigan State's 22 assists were the most the team has recorded in Big Ten play this season.
Tonight's game marked the ninth game this season in which MSU has made 10 or more three-point field goals.
MSU shot 52.2 percent from the perimeter, while holding Penn State to 22.7 percent. It marks the fourth Big Ten opponent that Michigan State has held under 25 percent from three-point range.
With five Spartans scoring in double digits, it marks just the second game (McNeese State, 11/8/13) of the season in which MSU has five or more players in double figures.
Scoring 11 points and posting 11 rebounds, Denzel Valentine earned his third double-double of the season and the fourth of his career.
Kenny Kaminski scored a career-high 19 points, shooting 7-of-9 from the field and 5-of-6 from behind the arc.
Travis Trice played a career-high 34 minutes in his fourth start of the year, recording seven assists, the most he's tallied in Big Ten play this season.
In his first game since Jan. 7, Adreian Payne scored 12 points shooting 5-for-9 from the field and 2-for-2 from the charity line, in 18 minutes of play.