Michigan State Basketball Postgame Notes
 
 
 

 

 
 

Dec. 29, 2007

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TEAM NOTES

-- Michigan State scored 93 points, its highest single-game total since scoring 98 on Dec. 21, 2005. That 98-point performance also came against Green Bay.

-- MSU handed out a season-high 31 assists on 37 field goals (83.8 percent). Michigan State had 26 assists against San Jose State on Dec. 19.

-- Five Spartans scored in double figures, marking the second time this season that many players had at least 10 points. MSU had five players score in double figures versus San Jose State.

-- The Spartans shot 57.9 percent from the field, their highest field goal percentage of the season. MSU has shot at least 50 percent in seven of its 13 games. Over the past three games, Michigan State is shooting 103-for-196, good for 52.6 percent.

-- Michigan State attempted a season-high 19 three-pointers and tied a season high with nine made from beyond the arc. MSU made nine three-pointers in the season opener against Chicago State.

-- The Spartans are now 10-0 when scoring 70 points or more, including a 7-0 mark when scoring at least 80 points.

-- Michigan State improved to 6-0 all-time versus Green Bay and 104-32 against current members of the Horizon League.

-- MSU is 11-0 when out-rebounding its opponent this season. The Spartans were out-rebounded by UCLA and the rebounding margin was even (39-39) versus Texas.

PLAYER NOTES

-- Sophomore forward Raymar Morgan scored 24 points, one shy of his career high. Over the last three games, he is averaging 19.3 points per game. He also grabbed eight rebounds, and he now has seven performances with seven rebounds or more.

-- Junior guard Travis Walton set a season high and tied his career high with 11 assists - seven in the first half. It was his second double-digit assist game of the season and the fifth of his career. He also had three steals, giving him 13 in the last four games.

-- Freshman guard Kalin Lucas scored 17 points on 6-for-13 shooting, and he made four of his five three-point attempts. He had made just three treys in the season's first 12 games. Lucas, who is averaging 15 points per game over the past three games, also had a career-high nine assists. The freshman guard has 35 points and 15 assists in the past two games.

-- Junior forward Marquise Gray shot 3-for-3 from the field, with all three shots coming on dunks. He now has 17 dunks this season. Additionally, Gray had two assists in the first half after having just one in the season's first 12 games.