Scores

Final

Northwestern 45

(10-6, 0-3 Big Ten)

Michigan State 66

(14-4, 1-2 Big Ten)

    8:00 PM ET, January 10, 2007

    Breslin Center, East Lansing, Michigan

    1 2 T
    NW 22 2345
    MSU 32 3466

    Top Performers

    Northwestern: K. Coble 7 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Michigan St: D. Neitzel 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Michigan State 66, Northwestern 45

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Marquise Gray came off the bench to score 16 points and didn't miss a shot in 26 minutes to lift Michigan State past Northwestern 66-45 on Wednesday.

    Gray was 7-for-7 from the field and 2-for-2 at the line for the Spartans (14-4, 1-2 Big Ten). He scored just 13 points in Michigan State's losses last week at Iowa and Indiana.

    Despite just 1-for-4 shooting in the first half, Drew Neitzel had 18 points for the Spartans to lead all scorers and reach double-figures for the 17th game in a row.

    Vince Scott scored 11 points for the Wildcats (10-6, 0-3), who lost to Michigan State for the 20th straight time in East Lansing and the 35th time in the past 37 meetings.

    The Spartans trailed 5-2 when the 6-foot-8 Gray got the first of his five dunks. Michigan State surged from there and built a 32-22 halftime lead, thanks largely to a 21-4 edge in rebounds.

    The final rebounding advantage was 37-13, with Drew Naymick grabbing six boards and four other players collecting five.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NW
    MSU
    Points 45 66
    FG Made-Attempted 16-44 (.364) 18-37 (.486)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-20 (.250) 4-12 (.333)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-10 (.800) 26-36 (.722)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 21

    2006-07 Season

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