Dec. 6, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
With its 80-43 victory over IPFW, Michigan State improved its home record to 7-0 in 2006-07. It also marked MSU's 22nd consecutive non-conference win in the Breslin Center.
Michigan State's 37-point win marked its largest margin of victory since Nov. 27, 2004, when the Spartans defeated Nicholls State, 102-52 - a span of 74 games.
The Spartans had a +20 rebound margin vs. IPFW, 45-25. It marked the sixth time this season that Michigan State had a rebound margin of +15 or more. MSU has out-rebounded nine of its first 10 opponents this season.
Michigan State has held six of its first 10 opponents to 53 or fewer points. IPFW's 13 made field goals equals the fewest allowed by the Spartans this season (also vs. Brown). MSU also limited the Mastodons to 26.5 percent shooting from the field (13-of-49) - its best defensive effort of the season.
For the fourth time this season, Michigan State recorded eight blocked shots (also vs. Vermont, Boston College and Bradley). Over the last five games, the Spartans have blocked 39 shots (7.8 blocks per game).
Marquise Gray posted his third double-figure scoring game of the season with 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting from the floor. Gray has scored in double figures in back-to-back games for the first time in his career (11 points vs. Bradley).
Maurice Joseph scored in double figures for the fourth time this season, with 10 of his 13 points coming in the second half. Joseph connected on 4-of-6 3-point field-goal attempts.
Isaiah Dahlman contributed nine points, six rebounds and four assists while playing a season-high 27 minutes. His six boards represent a season high.