Post-Game Notes: Penn State
Feb. 10, 2011
Michigan State improves to 10-2 at home this season with its win over the Nittany Lions.
Today marked the first time since MSU's 84-83 win over Indiana (Jan. 30) that it has lead its opponent in points-in-the-paint. The Spartans held a 32-22 advantage over Penn State. MSU is 9-3 this when leading its opponent in paint points and 4-8 when it does not.
MSU is now 5-0 on the year when shooting 505 or above from the field.
The Spartans have improved their record to 11-4 this season when they outshoot their opponent.
When Michigan State has outrebounded its opponent this season, it is 10-4.
MSU's record when limited its opponent to 60 or fewer points is 4-0 this year. When the game is decided by 16 or more points, the Spartans are 5-2.
The Spartans have won all-five meetings all time against Tom Crean.
Michigan State is 14-1 all-time in the Breslin Center against Penn State and 17-1 in East Lansing.
The Spartans have won five straight games over the Hoosiers.
MSU has won the last two meetings against Penn State at home.
Kalin Lucas scored a team-best 24 points. MSU is 6-4 this year and 30-11 when he leads the team in scoring. The Spartans are also overall 76-21 and 11-6 in 2010-11 when he has double-figure scoring. Lucas tied his career-best 3-point field goal mark tonight against Penn State with four, the fifth different occurrence in his career. His seven 3-point attempts also ties a career-high which have happened three times. Lucas set career-high 14 free three attempts tonight against the Nittany Lions, while his 10 made free throws ties his personal-best for the fourth time.
Adreian Payne's two blocks against Penn State tie his career-best for the sixth time.
Delvon Roe recorded double-digit scoring numbers for the seventh time this year (6-1) and the 22nd time in his career (20-2). His 15 points is 1-point shy of his career-best total set last against Purdue (1/22/11). His six made field goals ties his career-high for the fifth time.
Garrick Sherman for the sixth time tied his Big Ten-high of one made free throw as well as his conference-high of two free throw attempts for the fifth time.
Durrell Summers tied his season-high assist mark with one against Penn State.
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