Dec. 9, 2006
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -
∙With its 76-61 victory over BYU, Michigan State improved its record to 3-1 in Spartan Clash history, including three-straight wins. The Spartans are now 7-2 all-time in games played at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
∙Michigan State had a +7 rebound margin against BYU, 41-34. The Spartans have out-rebounded 10 of their first 11 opponents.
∙Michigan State recorded 21 assists on 29 made field goals (72 percent). It marked the fourth time this season that the Spartans have produced 20 or more assists, including each of the last three games.
∙Michigan State's bench outscored BYU's reserves, 25-12.
∙BYU became MSU's 10th opponent this season to shoot below 50 percent from the field as the Cougars connected on 23-of-55 field-goal attempts (41.8 percent).
∙Marquise Gray recorded his second career double-double, scoring a career-best 15 points while matching his career high with 12 rebounds. Gray hit 7-of-12 shots from the field vs. BYU. Earlier this season, he posted his first career double-double vs. Oakland, with 14 points and 12 boards. Gray has scored in double figures in each of the last three games - the longest streak of his career.
∙Goran Suton also recorded his second career double-double, with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Suton had 10 points and 12 boards vs. Youngstown State earlier this season.
∙Drew Neitzel posted his fifth 20-point effort of the season, netting 22 points on 7-of-17 shooting from the floor including 3-of-9 from 3-point range. Neitzel played a perfect floor game, matching his season high with seven assists while playing 38 minutes without committing a turnover.