Michigan State 52, Michigan 27
Post Game Notes
Feb. 19, 2009
The 27 points by Michigan broke the Breslin Center record for fewest points scored in a game (previously 33 by Michigan on Jan. 18, 2004).
The 27 points were also the least allowed by Michigan State since Jan. 30, 1975, when they allowed 23 to Notre Dame. It was the seventh fewest in school history.
The 27 points were also the lowest scoring total by Michigan since the University began recognizing the sport in 1974.
The 27 points are the fewest points scored by a BCS school this season.
MSU held Michigan to 18.8% (9-of-48) from the field. It was the lowest field goal percentage against since January 3, 1978, when Wayne State shot 17.6%.
The 12 Big Ten wins ties for the fourth most conference win in school history (14-2 in 2004-05, 13-3 in 2006-07 and 13-5 in 1990-91).
MSU has won four consecutive and 10 of its last 11.
The Spartans have won four straight over Michigan and 13 of the last 14 meetings. The all-time series stands at 53-15 in favor of MSU. The Spartans have won the last seven games at Breslin Center against the Wolverines.
The Spartans are 9-0 on Thursday this season and have won 13 straight dating back to last season.
MSU is 15-0 this season when holding the opponent under 60 points and 12-0 when keeping them below 31% from the field.
The Spartans are 13-2 when grabbing more than 40 rebounds and 15-2 when grabbing at least five more than the opponent.
MSU is 15-1 when having a higher 3-point field goal percentage than the opponent. Michigan State is 16-1 when creating more points off turnovers. The Spartans had an 18-11 edge tonight.
MSU is 13-2 when scoring first and 17-1 when leading at the half.
The Spartans had a 28-8 edge in points in the paint. It is the sixth time this season that MSU has had at least a plus-20 margin in points in the paint.
MSU is 11-1 at the Breslin Center this season and have won its last six.
The Spartans had 13 steals, the most since having 15 in the season opener against Niagara.
Freshman Porsche Poole had a career-high 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field. She set a season high with three steals and tied her high mark with three assists.
Sophomore Cetera Washington had eight points and seven rebounds, her best output in both since the second game of the season (nine points and eight boards vs. Stony Brook).
Redshirt senior Mia Johnson had eight points, including two 3-pointers, and set a new season-high with four steals.