Dec. 3, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
With its 82-53 victory over Bradley, Michigan State improved its home record to 6-0 in 2006-07. It also marked MSU's 21st consecutive non-conference win in the Breslin Center.
The Spartans had a +18 rebound margin vs. Bradley, 45-27. It marked the fifth time this season that Michigan State had a rebound margin of +15 or more. MSU has out-rebounded eight of its first nine opponents this season.
Drew Neitzel recorded his fourth 20-point game of the season. Neitzel scored 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range, and 5-for-5 from the free-throw line.
Raymar Morgan matched his season high with 18 points (18 points vs. Texas on Nov. 16). His free throws made (8) and free throws attempted (10) also represent season highs. Morgan has scored in double figures in eight of his first nine games in a Spartan uniform.
Travis Walton played the best all-around game of his career, recording career highs in scoring (15 points) and assists (9). It marked Walton's third double-figure scoring game of the season. He previously netted 11 points each vs. Youngstown State (Nov. 9) and Oakland (Nov. 25). Walton went 6-of-11 shooting from the field, including a perfect 3-for-3 from behind the 3-point arc.
Marquise Gray posted his second double-figure scoring game of the season with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field. Gray also recorded a career-best four blocks against the Braves.
Drew Naymick collected a career-high 10 rebounds. Earlier this season, Naymick had seven rebounds each vs. Youngstown State (Nov. 9) and Texas (Nov. 16).
Michigan State's 53 second-half points were a season-high for a single half. The previous high was a 46-point second half against Youngstown State (Nov. 9).