Michigan State has ended the regular season with a good deal of momentum. On March 7th at home, the Spartans beat the Wolverines, 64-48. The game lacked a lot of drama, with Michigan State up 32-14 at halftime and never letting up.
Some notes about this matchup: The Michigan State RPI ranking was a good deal higher than Michigan (#26 to #130). The Spartans are a tough team to beat at home, and the Wolverines were not playing well and had lost 3 out of 5. This caps a regular season sweep, including a 57-56 win earlier this year.
Michigan State was able to win by overpowering Michigan in offensive rebounding and also beating them in three point shooting.
Michigan State used their advantage on the boards to generate more second-chance shots with a total of 14 offensive rebounds to their 8. Gaining an advantage at the three point line, Michigan State shot 42%, beating 19% by Michigan.
Raymar Morgan put up the most points against the Wolverines with 22 on 66% shooting from the floor in 32 minutes. Morgan also contributed a game-leading 10 rebounds.
Michigan State completes a great regular season with a nice win against Michigan. We finish at 24-7 overall and in 1st place in the Big Ten with a conference record of 14-4. We're also on a 3 game winning streak.
Michigan State Game Notes:
- MSU has won 100% of the time this season (7-0) when opponents record 4 or less three pointers.
- Raymar Morgan has led the team in scoring 8 times and in rebounding 7 times in 31 games this season.
- This marks the 15th 20-point game of Raymar Morgan's career.
- MSU has won 100% of the time this season (9-0) after holding an opponent to under 34.9% field goal percentage.
- Raymar Morgan recorded a double-double. It was his 5th this season and 12th of his career.
Michigan Game Notes:
- Michigan lost AND did not cover the spread.
- DeShawn Sims has led the team in rebounding 20 times in 30 games this season.
- DeShawn Sims accounted for 37.5% of the team's rebounds.
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