Michigan State 66, Xavier 53
Post Game Notes
Dec. 9, 2009
- So far this season, six teams ranked in The Associated Press top-10, at the time, have lost. Two of those losses have come at the hands of the Spartans (No. 4/4 North Carolina, No. 8/8 Xavier). The others were Dayton over No. 10 MSU, No. 9 Tennessee over No. 7 Baylor, No. 1 Connecticut over No. 10 Texas and No. 12 Duke over No. 3 Ohio State.
- MSU is the first team in the country to play three top-10 teams this season.
- It is the second time in program history that MSU has beaten two AP top-10 teams in the same regular season. During the 2002-03 season, MSU beat Purdue on Jan. 6 and Minnesota on Jan. 23.
- Allyssa DeHaan with her five blocks moved into fourth on the all-time NCAA blocked shots list with 437.
- With her game-high 22 points, DeHaan also moved into seventh place on the MSU career points list with 1,415.
- DeHaan posted her 16th career double-double; her first of the season.
- DeHaan had a season-high 13 rebounds, including four on the offensive end.
- MSU is 36-6 all-time when DeHaan leads them in scoring.
- The Spartans have won all three games this season when Jasmine Thomas scores in double-digits.
- Taja Wilson had her best game of the season, setting season highs with six points and five rebounds (tied her career high).
- Michigan State outrebounded Xavier 54-30, its biggest rebounding margin of the season. MSU set a season high in rebounds. Xavier entered the game No. 31 in the country with a +8.0 rebound margin.
- MSU set season highs with 23 free throws made and 34 attempts.
- Xavier was 13th in the nation, shooting 42.1% from behind the arc, but was held to 18.2% (2-of-11) tonight.
- The Musketeers entered the game averaging 75.4 points per game, 33rd in the nation, but were held to a season-low 53 points.
- MSU held a 27-5 edge in bench scoring.
- The Spartans have won six of their last seven games against ranked opponents at the Breslin Center.
- MSU is now 6-1 all-time on December 9.