Michigan State Men's Basketball Postgame Notes
Michigan State 79, IPFW 57
Dec. 15, 2007
-- Michigan State held a 37-26 rebounding advantage over IPFW, the ninth time in 10 games the Spartans have outrebounded their opponent. MSU also held IPFW to seven offensive rebounds, the lowest total for a Spartan opponent this season.
-- Eight different MSU players played at least 15 minutes, including six who played 20 or more minutes.
-- Michigan State has won 32 straight non-conference home games, a streak that dates back to 2003.
-- MSU improved to 4-0 all-time against the Mastodons, with each meeting coming at the Breslin Center.
-- The Spartans are now 7-0 when scoring 70 points or more, including a 2-0 mark when scoring in the 70s. MSU is 5-0 when it scores at least 80 points.
-- Michigan State shot 19-for-25 at the free throw line, compared to IPFW's 7-for-11. MSU has held an edge in made free throws in eight of its 10 games. For the season, the Spartans are shooting .757 (174-230) from the foul line.
-- Senior guard Drew Neitzel scored 18 points - 16 in the first half - and handed out five assists. Neitzel has 47 assists against 10 turnovers through 10 games this season. His 18 points give him 1,179 for his career, moving him past Lee Lafayette for 28th place in MSU history. He needs just five points to surpass Shannon Brown (1,183) for 27th on the Spartan's all-time scoring list.
-- Junior forward Marquise Gray scored a season-high 15 points, shooting 5-for-7 from the field and 5-for-6 at the free throw line. His previous season scoring high was 11, which came against Jacksonville on Dec. 1. The Spartans are 13-1 when Gray scores in double figures.
-- Junior guard Travis Walton tied his career high with four steals. He also had four steals against Marquette in the NCAA Tournament last season.