Michigan State Basketball Postgame Notes
 
 
 

 

 
 

Nov. 28, 2007

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Michigan State Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Michigan State 81, North Carolina State 58 - Nov. 28, 2007 - Breslin Center

TEAM NOTES

- Michigan State committed a season-low 10 turnovers. It was the lowest turnover total for the Spartans since Feb. 27, 2007, against Michigan, a span of 10 games.

- Michigan State had a +11 rebounding margin, marking the fifth time in six games this season MSU has grabbed more rebounds than its opponent.

- The Spartans have now won 30 straight non-conference home games, the sixth-longest skein in the nation. MSU's last non-conference home loss was an 81-76 setback to Toledo on Dec. 30, 2002.

- After shooting 52.2 percent from the field tonight, the Spartans have now shot at least 50 percent three times this season. Michigan State has shot 50 percent or better in the first half of each game this season.

- MSU is now 5-3 all-time in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge and 2-5 all-time against North Carolina State. Michigan State has won both match-ups against the Wolfpack in East Lansing.

PLAYER NOTES

- Junior center Goran Suton had his second consecutive double-double, scoring 16 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. He now has seven career double-doubles, with MSU going 5-2 in those contests. Suton also made a career-high eight field goals, one more than his previous best set against Missouri on Nov. 19.

- Sophomore forward Raymar Morgan scored 15 points on 7-of-11 shooting, and he now has scored in double-figures in 10 straight games dating back to last season. Michigan State is 19-8 when Morgan scores 10 points or more.

- Senior guard Drew Neitzel scored a team-high 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting. He now has 1,123 career points, moving past Al Ferrari (1952-55) into 31st place on MSU's all-time scoring list. Neitzel also hit 3-of-6 three-pointers, and is now 16-32 (.500) from three-point range on the season.

- Neitzel handed out five assists, his fourth performance this season with at least five assists. Neitzel, who also had no turnovers, has 28 assists against just six turnovers.

- Two Spartans played a career-high in minutes, with Chris Allen playing 19 minutes, and Tom Herzog playing six. Idong Ibok's 11 minutes on the floor also was a season high.

- Senior center Drew Naymick blocked one shot to bring his career total to 79. With one more rejection, he would become just the fifth player in Spartan history to block 80 shots.

- Senior guard Travis Walton made his second start of the season and dished out a season-high seven assists.