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Michigan State 86, Iowa 76 Post-Game Notes

March 7, 2014

• With tonight's victory, MSU has now recorded 18-straight home wins against Iowa and eight straight overall.
• The Spartan seniors - Keith Appling, Dan Chapman and Adreian Payne ended their MSU careers with a 57-9 home record.
• MSU assisted on 20-of-28 field goals, shooting 58.3 percent, marking the 10th game this season that the has shot above 50 percent.
• With five Spartans scoring in double digits, it marks just the third game (McNeese State, 11/8/13, and Penn State, 2/7/2014) of the season in which MSU has had five or more players in double figures.
• Michigan State improves to 8-2 this season when trailing at the half.
• The Spartans average 17.2 assists/game to lead the Big Ten.
• Shooting 10-for-17, the Spartans posted a season-high 58.8 percent from behind the arc.
• Tonight's game marked the 12th game this season in which MSU has made 10 or more three-point field goals.
Branden Dawson tied his career-high with five steals. It is the most he's recorded all season and in the Big Ten. He also tied his season-high with three blocks.
• Dawson made his first appearance in the starting lineup since Jan. 21 against Indiana. MSU is 14-1 with Dawson in the starting lineup, 18-2 overall.
Travis Trice scored a season-high 17 points, the most he's ever scored in conference play. MSU is 9-1 when Trice scores in double-figures.
Denzel Valentine recorded a career-high nine assists, leading the team in assists for the 13th game.

The Last Meeting
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January 28, 2014
Iowa City, Iowa
No. 7 Michigan State Beats No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in OT
Keith Appling scored 16 points and No. 7 Michigan State outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in overtime Tuesday night.



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