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Game Day Open Thread - MIchigan State Spartans

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Penn State Nittany Lions 16-5 (4-3) Michigan State Spartans 17-3 (7-1)

I'm not going to lie. I don't like our chances in this game. We never seem to play well in the Breslin Center. The good news is nobody expects us to win this game, so in that sense we have nothing to lose. If we could pull off the upset that would be huge.

If Ed comes out playing man-to-man I think we'll get killed. When he did that in the first game this year Michigan State scored at will with easy layups in transition. I think for Penn State to be successful they have to go to the various zone defenses that slowed down the Spartans in the second half and allowed Penn State to eat into that 17 point lead to almost pull the upset. Make Sparty shoot it from deep and hope the shooters are having an off night.

We'll have a thread for the Super Bowl tonight, so stop in for that and say hi. Team stats after the jump.

Michigan State Team Stats


Spartans Basketball Schedule

Next 5 Games

Penn St. Sun 02/01 12:00 PM EST
Minnesota Wed 02/04 8:30 PM EST
Indiana Sat 02/07 4:00 PM EST
@ Michigan Tue 02/10 7:00 PM EST
@ Purdue Tue 02/17 7:00 PM EST

Last 5 Games

@ Iowa Thu 01/29 W 71 - 56
@ Ohio St. Sun 01/25 W 78 - 67
Northwestern Wed 01/21 L 63 - 70
Illinois Sat 01/17 W 63 - 57
@ Penn St. Wed 01/14 W 78 - 73


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Kalin Lucas 20 31.2 4.6 11.3 40.4 1.2 2.9 39.7 4.6 5.8 80.0 0.5 1.6 2.1 5.1 1.6 1.1 0.3 1.4 14.9
Raymar Morgan 20 25.6 4.7 8.1 58.0 0.2 0.8 26.7 3.3 4.8 69.5 2.2 4.2 6.4 1.6 2.2 0.7 0.3 2.5 12.9
Goran Suton 14 25.9 4.0 7.0 57.1 0.6 1.1 60.0 1.5 2.0 75.0 3.4 4.8 8.2 1.4 1.4 1.1 0.1 2.4 10.1
Durrell Summers 20 20.6 3.3 7.1 46.1 1.4 2.9 46.6 1.7 2.3 73.9 1.3 2.1 3.4 0.8 1.6 0.7 0.5 1.6 9.6
Chris Allen 20 19.5 3.1 8.4 36.3 1.6 4.9 32.7 1.4 1.8 77.1 0.7 1.7 2.4 1.3 1.6 0.5 0.0 1.7 9.1
Travis Walton 20 28.6 2.7 6.0 45.4 0.2 0.3 60.0 0.7 1.4 50.0 0.8 1.8 2.6 3.2 1.6 1.2 0.0 2.5 6.3
Delvon Roe 20 16.5 1.9 3.6 52.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.2 2.8 41.1 2.2 3.1 5.2 1.0 1.2 0.4 0.8 2.4 5.0
Marquise Gray 20 12.4 1.7 2.6 64.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.9 1.3 68.0 1.3 2.5 3.8 0.5 1.2 0.2 0.5 1.7 4.2
Korie Lucious 20 8.7 0.9 2.5 34.7 0.6 1.9 31.6 0.3 0.4 71.4 0.1 0.9 0.9 1.6 1.2 0.2 0.1 1.2 2.6
Draymond Green 19 8.1 0.7 1.5 48.3 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.5 0.9 50.0 0.9 1.5 2.4 0.7 0.3 0.4 0.4 1.2 1.9
Austin Thornton 13 5.1 0.5 1.4 38.9 0.3 1.0 30.8 0.4 0.6 62.5 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.0 0.5 1.8
Tom Herzog 7 2.6 0.3 0.4 66.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.6 1.0 57.1 0.4 1.0 1.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 1.1
Isaiah Dahlman 10 2.1 0.3 0.7 42.9 0.1 0.3 33.3 0.1 0.3 33.3 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.8
Idong Ibok 16 7.0 0.2 0.4 42.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.4 66.7 0.4 0.6 1.0 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.3 1.2 0.6
Mike Kebler 4 1.3 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
Jon Crandell 4 1.3 0.3 0.3 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5
20 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.7 1.6 3.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0




Nittany Lions Basketball Schedule

Next 5 Games

@ Michigan St. Sun 02/01 12:00 PM EST
@ Michigan Thu 02/05 7:00 PM EST
Wisconsin Sun 02/08 3:00 PM EST
@ Purdue Wed 02/11 6:30 PM EST
Minnesota Sat 02/14 1:30 PM EST

Last 5 Games

Iowa Sat 01/24 W 63 - 59
Michigan Tue 01/20 W 73 - 58
@ Indiana Sat 01/17 W 65 - 55
Michigan St. Wed 01/14 L 73 - 78
@ Minnesota Sun 01/11 L 59 - 79


FG 3PT FT Rebounds Misc
G M M A Pct M A Pct M A Pct Off Def Tot Ast TO Stl Blk PF PPG
Talor Battle 21 36.8 5.5 12.8 43.3 2.8 7.0 40.4 4.6 6.5 70.8 0.9 4.7 5.6 5.4 2.1 1.4 0.1 2.1 18.5
Jamelle Cornley 21 34.5 6.2 11.9 52.2 0.4 1.0 45.0 2.3 4.1 55.2 2.0 4.8 6.8 1.2 1.8 0.3 0.1 1.6 15.3
Stanley Pringle 20 30.2 5.0 10.6 47.4 2.2 4.3 50.0 2.0 2.6 78.4 0.7 2.4 3.1 3.1 1.7 1.6 0.2 2.3 14.2
Danny Morrissey 20 20.9 2.1 5.5 37.6 1.4 4.2 33.3 0.6 0.9 64.7 0.4 1.6 2.0 2.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 1.4 6.1
Andrew Jones III 21 23.2 2.0 3.7 54.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.1 1.9 59.0 2.1 3.1 5.2 0.3 0.9 0.6 0.4 2.2 5.1
David Jackson 21 22.0 1.4 3.6 38.2 0.1 0.9 15.8 1.3 1.8 73.7 1.6 1.8 3.4 0.8 1.3 0.5 0.3 2.0 4.2
Jeff Brooks 20 17.9 1.4 3.7 38.4 0.3 1.0 31.6 0.7 1.1 61.9 1.4 2.5 3.8 0.7 1.0 0.2 0.3 2.2 3.8
Cammeron Woodyard 15 7.5 0.8 1.6 50.0 0.5 1.0 53.3 0.1 0.3 50.0 0.3 0.7 1.1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.5 2.3
Chris Babb 16 8.2 0.6 2.0 28.1 0.4 1.7 25.9 0.3 0.6 55.6 0.3 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.4 1.9
Steve Kirkpatrick 6 2.8 0.3 1.7 20.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.5 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.7
Will Leiner 8 3.1 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.6 0.0
Adam Highberger 4 3.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0
21 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.6 1.6 3.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0