Post-Game Notes: Texas
Dec. 22, 2010
Michigan State had its 52-game home-court winning streak against non-conference opponents snapped with the 67-55 loss to Texas. MSU's last non-conference loss at home came against Duke on Dec. 3, 2003. Overall, it snaps MSU's seven-game home winning streak; the Spartans' last loss at home was a 74-67 defeat vs. Ohio State on Feb. 21, 2010.
Michigan State recorded season lows in points (55), field goals (18), field-goal percentage (.290), 3-point field goals (3), 3-point field goal percentage (.188) and assists (10).
MSU closed the final four minutes of the first half on an 11-3 run to trim the Texas lead to 31-30 at the half, but the Longhorns outscored Michigan State in the second half, 36-25.
The Longhorns held advantages for points in the paint (38-26) and fast-break points (14-4).
MSU outrebounded Texas, 49-42.
Texas has won two in a row against Michigan State and now leads the overall series, 4-3.
This was the first game between the two teams at the Breslin Center.
Kalin Lucas scored a team-high 17 points to move into a tie for 10th place all-time in MSU history, along with Raymar Morgan, with 1,597 points...it marked Lucas' ninth double-figure scoring game of the season and 88th of his career.
Draymond Green was held to a season-low four points on 1-of-8 shooting...Green did have eight rebounds but fouled out of the game for the first time this season.