7:05 PM ET, December 7, 2009
McAlister Field House, Charleston, South Carolina
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel's players kept hitting 3-pointers, and Michigan State coach Tom Izzo was left asking anyone around the same question."Could you be any dumber than I am?" he said, in reference to bringing his Spartans (No. 14 ESPN/USA Today, No. 12 AP) to McAlister Field House.
• Michigan State was able to beat The Citadel despite scoring a season-low 69 points to better its record to 7-0 all-time against the Southern Conference.
• The Spartans have won 15 of their last 17 games against unranked opponents and have won 11 of 14 road games overall.
• Kalin Lucas led Michigan State with 17 points. Lucas has scored in double-figures in 20 straight games dating back to last season.
• This was The Citadel's first time hosting a ranked team since hosting Charleston in 1999.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||23-42 (.548)||19-49 (.388)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-11 (.455)||12-20 (.600)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-28 (.643)||6-9 (.667)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||13 (0/0)||18 (0/0)|
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