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Post-Game Notes

Feb. 13, 2013

• This was the 170th meeting between Michigan State and Michigan, but just the ninth as ranked opponents, and the first with both teams ranked in the Top 10.
• Michigan State has now won 13 of the last 14 meetings at the Breslin Center against the University of Michigan and 20 of the last 26 games overall.
• The Spartans out-rebounded the Wolverines 41-30, marking 22 of 25 games where they notched more boards than their opponent.
• MSU tallied more points in the paint (36-22), points off turnovers (15-9), second chance points (18-4), fast break points (15-9) and bench points (19-16).
• MSU scored 38 first-half points - the most allowed by UM this season. MSU led by 14 at the break (38-24), UM's largest halftime deficit. MSU held UM to a season-low 52 points.
• Michigan State held the lead the entire game and the score was never tied, holding its largest lead at 5:59 in the second half with 31 points.
• This was the largest margin of victory against Michigan for MSU since Jan. 30, 2002 (71-44, 27 points).
• The Spartans registered their largest lead at the half in Big Ten play this season (38-24).
Derrick Nix scored 14 points for the Spartans, the eighth time this season he has scored in double-figures.
Matt Costello notched a career-high eight points. Costello also was 3-for-3 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line.
Gary Harris scored in double figures for the 16th time this season and led MSU in scoring for the eighth time; he also tied his season-high of steals (3).
• Spartans Emmett Dacey, and Bella Sibedwo made their Spartan debuts, while Trevor Bohnhoff appeared in his second straight game and his first at Breslin Center.



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