Nov. 25, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
Marquise Gray recorded his first career double-double, setting career highs with 14 points and 12 rebounds against Oakland. Gray scored 10 first-half points on 4-of-5 shooting from the floor, matching his previous career high (10 points vs. Tennessee Tech, Nov. 28, 2005).
Michigan State held Oakland to 13 first-half points as the Golden Grizzlies shot just 4-of-18 (.222) from the field. The last time MSU held an opponent to 13 or fewer points came on Dec. 9, 2001, when Nicholls State trailed the Spartans, 53-12, at halftime.
Drew Neitzel scored more than 20 points in this third-straight game. Neitzel finished with 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting from the floor, including 3-of-7 from 3-point range. He also recorded a season-high seven assists.
Goran Suton matched his career high with 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the field. Suton scored 12 points vs. Purdue on March 9, 2006.
Travis Walton also equaled his career high with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting from the floor. Walton netted 11 points earlier this season vs. Youngstown State.
Raymar Morgan collected a season-high nine rebounds, but failed to score in double figures for the first time in his career. Morgan had reached double figures in each his first six games.
Idong Ibok matched his career high with three blocked shots.
Michigan State has out-rebounded each its first seven opponents. The Spartans had a +15 rebound margin vs. Oakland, 43-28.