Post-Game Notes
 
 
 

 

 
 

Dec. 1, 2012

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• MSU led the entire game, with its largest lead of 46 points coming in the final minute.
• The Spartans shot a season-best 60.0 percent from the field, including 50.0 percent from 3-point range.
• MSU held a 25-3 advantage in points off turnovers, including 20-0 in the first half.
• Michigan State held a 40-25 advantage on the glass, leading to a 16-6 edge in second-chance points.
• Michigan State held a 52-20 edge in points in the paint.
• Eleven different Spartans scored, as MSU got 32 points off the bench.
• Nicholls State cut the Spartan lead to one point at 10-9 with 12:02 left in the first half. Michigan State then closed the half on a 27-4 run and did not allow a point in the final 8:04 of the half. Likewise, MSU closed the second half on a 24-6 run.
• Nicholls State scored 39 points, a season low for a Spartan opponent, while MSU's 45-point margin of victory was a season best.
Adreian Payne notched his second career double-double and matched his career high of 12 rebounds.
Keith Appling led the Spartans in scoring for the seventh time in eight games, tallying 13 points.
• Four Spartans scored in double figures, with six players scoring eight or more points.