Michigan State 85, Northwestern 70 Post-Game Notes
 
 
 

 

 
 

Feb. 13, 2014

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• With tonight's victory, it marks the third year in-a-row that MSU has won 10 or more Big Ten games. The Spartans have won at least 10 conference games in six of the last seven seasons.
• Four Spartans scored in double figures, marking the 10th game this season that MSU has had four or more players score 10 or more.
• Head coach Tom Izzo improved to 29-4 against Northwestern.
•  MSU shot its second-highest percentage in a Big Ten game in both field goals (53.3) and three-pointers (52.4).
• The Spartans dished out 22 assists to just seven turnovers. It marks the 10th game this season that the Spartans have recorded 20 or more assists.
•  Michigan State outrebounded Northwestern 37-24, including an 18-to-6 edge in second-chance points on 13 offensive rebounds.
• Tonight's win marked the 10th game this season in which MSU has made 10 or more three-point field goals.
• Since taking over for Keith Appling at guard, Travis Trice has not committed a turnover in 102 minutes, totaling 15 assists in three games.
•  Adreian Payne pulled down 14 rebounds, the most any Spartan has recorded all season.
•  Tonight marked the first time in his career that Payne posted 20 points or more in back-to-back games.
•  Since returning to the lineup, Payne is averaging 18.6 pts over the past three games.
•  Denzel Valentine scored a career-high 16 points, including knocking down a career-high three 3-pointers.
•  Kenny Kaminski pulled down a career-high five rebounds.