Dec. 23, 2006
East Lansing, Mich. -
With its 76-64 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay, Michigan State improved its home record to 10-0 in 2006-07. It also marked MSU's 25th consecutive non-conference win in the Breslin Center.
It also marked MSU's 12 non-conference victory, tying the school regular-season record (since joining the Big Ten in 1950-51) for non-league wins since last year's team went 12-2.
Michigan State had a +8 rebound margin against Wisconsin-Green Bay, 32-24. The Spartans converted 14 offensive rebounds into 23 second-chance points. MSU has out-rebounded 12 of its first 14 opponents this season.
Michigan State shot 50 percent or better from the field for the fifth time this season, hitting 51.8 percent (29-of-56).
The Spartans committed a season-low seven turnovers (previous low: 10 vs. The Citadel, Nov. 12). It also marked the fewest turnovers by a Spartan team since committing five against Wisconsin on March 13, 2004.
Michigan State recorded 21 assists on 29 made field goals (72 percent).
Drew Neitzel posted his eighth 20-point game of the season, scoring a game-high 22 points on 8-of-17 shooting from the field, including 4-of-10 from 3-point range. The Spartans are 7-1 in games that Neitzel has scored 20 or more points.
Drew Neitzel is averaging 20.9 points over his last 10 games (209 points).
Goran Suton posted his third career double-double, with 14 points and a career-best 15 rebounds. The last time a Spartan collected 15 or more rebounds in a game came in the 2005 NCAA Final Four when Paul Davis pulled down 16 boards against North Carolina. Suton also matched his career highs in assists (5) and blocks (2).
Travis Walton recorded his fourth career double-figure scoring game, with 11 points on a perfect shooting day (4-for-4 from the field, including a 3-pointer, and 2-for-2 from the free-throw line). Walton played a perfect floor game, contributing eight assists - one off his career high set earlier this season against Bradley (Dec. 3) - while playing 39 minutes without committing a turnover. He also matched his career high with three steals.