EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Draymond Green had 15 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists to become the third Michigan State player to have a triple-double in a 75-57 win over Penn State on Thursday night.
Green joined Earvin "Magic" Johnson and Charlie Bell in school history, but it might've been costly. He threw a long pass to Delvon Roe with 21 seconds left for his 10th assist. Roe was fouled hard on the layup and limped off the court after the game.Kalin Lucas scored 15 of his 24 points in the first half as Michigan State built a 20-point lead.The Spartans (14-10, 6-6 Big Ten) avoided losing three straight for the second time in less than a month. The Nittany Lions (13-11, 5-7) have lost a season-high three straight.Penn State's Talor Battle scored 19 points and Jeff Brooks had 15 points after missing a game with a dislocated right shoulder.
Draymond Green's triple-double Thursday (15 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists) against Penn State is the 10th triple-double in Michigan State history.
Magic Johnson had the first 8 triple-doubles in Spartan history between 1977-79. Charlie Bell had the most recent Michigan State triple-double prior to Thursday (13 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) against Oakland on November 19, 2000.