Dec. 19, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. -
With its 67-58 victory over Belmont, Michigan State improved its home record to 9-0 in 2006-07. It also marked MSU's 24th consecutive non-conference win in the Breslin Center.
Michigan State had a +10 rebound margin against Belmont, 41-31, as the Spartans out-rebounded the Bruins, 23-12, in the second half. MSU has out-rebounded 11 of its first 13 opponents this season.
Michigan State recorded 18 assists on 21 made field goals (86 percent).
The Spartans outscored Belmont, 21-5, from the free-throw line.
Drew Neitzel posted his seventh 20-point game of the season, scoring 18 of his game-high 20 points in the second half. Neitzel hit 5-of-10 shots from the floor in the second half, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. The Spartans are 6-1 in games that Neitzel has scored 20 or more points.
Drew Neitzel is averaging 20.8 points over his last nine games (187 points).
Isaiah Dahlman matched his season highs in rebounds (6), blocks (2) and minutes played (38).
Marquise Gray recorded his fifth double-figure scoring game of the season, with 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field. Gray has scored in double figures in four of his last five games.
Idong Ibok scored a career-high seven points, despite playing just nine minutes. Ibok was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field.