Michigan State 83, ULM 65 - Nov. 14, 2007 - Breslin Center
Nov. 14, 2007
l Michigan State owned a 50-23 rebounding advantage over the Warhawks. After two games, MSU has a +49 rebounding margin.
l The +27 rebounding margin tonight was the largest margin for a MSU team since Dec. 19, 2001, when the Spartans out-rebounded Oakland, 51-24.
l The Spartans are now 2-0 all-time against ULM. The two schools' only previous meeting was an 89-58 MSU victory on Nov. 13, 1998, when ULM was known as Northeast Louisiana.
l ULM shot 14-of-38 from three-point range for the contest, the most three-point attempts ever for a Spartan opponent. The previous mark was held by Detroit, which hoisted 33 three-point attempts on Dec. 17, 1994.
l MSU shot 24-for-30 from the free-throw line against ULM and the Spartans are now 41-for-56 at the charity stripe. In contrast, MSU's first two opponents combined to go 16-for-25.
l With 13 points, senior guard Drew Neitzel passed both Marcus Sanders and Magic Johnson for 34th on MSU's all-time scoring list. Neitzel now has 1,060 career points, just two behind Johnny Green for 33rd.
l Sophomore forward Raymar Morgan scored 13 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for his second double-double in the season's first two games. The last Spartan to record consecutive double-doubles was Paul Davis, when he accomplished the feat on Feb. 14 and 18, 2006. After two games, Morgan is averaging 19.0 points and 14.5 rebounds per game.
l Freshman guard Chris Allen scored 17 points, including 10 in the first half. He has totaled 30 points in his first two contests as a Spartan, the most over the first two games of a career since Mateen Cleaves posted 31 points in his first two games in Green and White at the beginning of the 1998-99 season.
l With his blocked shot in the first half, senior center Drew Naymick claimed sole possession of fifth place on MSU's all-time blocked shots list. He now has 76 career rejections, 11 behind fourth-place Paul Davis.
l Freshman guard Durrell Summers scored 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting from the floor and he made all four of his free throws. Summers is shooting a team-best 8-for-11 (.727) from the field.