Post Game Notes Against Purdue

Feb. 8, 2006

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Michigan State vs. Purdue

Feb. 8, 2006

With a 22-point performance tonight, Paul Davis tied Chris Hill (2001-05) for 11th on the all-time Spartan scoring list. He is just one point away from tying Mateen Cleaves for 10th all time.

Davis also moved up the all-time MSU rebounds list with six boards on the evening. He now has 819 for his career, passing Bill Kilgore (1970-73) for sixth. Next up is Andre Hutson (1997-01) with 835.

Maurice Ager also made his presence felt in the record books. With four three-point field goal attempts, Ager passed Cleaves for third all-time on that list. The Detroit, Mich., native is 270 away from Shawn Respert's second-place total of 728.

Michigan State remains perfect in the Breslin Center for the season, improving to 10-0. The Spartans are 2-0 in the month of February and 6-1 on Wednesdays.

State shot 14-23 in the second half for 60.9 percent, which was the exact field goal total in the second half of the victory over Penn State on Jan. 28.

Davis' 22 points was his first 20-plus point effort in five games dating back to Jan. 11 against Indiana.

Drew Neitzel had six assists against Purdue, and now has five or more helpers in the past seven games.

Neitzel also had 11 points. The Spartans are 9-3 when the Grand Rapids, Mich., native reaches double figures.

Playing in his fourth career game as a walk-on, junior DeMarcus Ducre scored his first field goal, a three pointer, with less than a minute remaining.



Matt Trannon registered eight rebounds, his highest total since setting a career high against Ohio State on Jan. 15.

MSU made 29 total field goals and notched assists on 24 of them.