Michigan St 81, Penn St. 72

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 7:00 PM
Location - Bryce Jordan Center, University Park, Pennsylvania
Officials - Donnie Eppler, Ed Hightower, Mike Sanzere
Attendance - 6585

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Michigan St 29 52 81
Penn St. 25 47 72

Recap


No. 17 Michigan State 81, Penn State 72: Adreian Payne overcame his first-half benching for an off-court incident earlier in the day to score 20 points as the visiting Spartans pulled away from the resilient Nittany Lions.

Gary Harris led four other teammates in double figures with 14 points for Michigan State (15-3, 4-1 Big Ten), which gave Tom Izzo his 200th conference victory. Payne and Branden Dawson sat out the first half after getting involved in an altercation at the team hotel earlier in the day.

Jermaine Marshall set career highs with 29 points and 10 rebounds while D.J. Newbill added a personal-best 27 points for Penn State (8-9, 0-5), which has dropped 10 consecutive conference games.

With two-thirds of their starting frontcourt riding the bench in the first half, the Spartans relied mostly on perimeter shooting and could not shake the Nittany Lions. The game remained close until Izzo elected to insert Payne and Dawson with 16:37 left.

Payne hit his first three shot attempts and scored 16 of his team’s next 19 points to give Michigan State its first double-digit margin. Marshall caught fire near the end of the game to help Penn State chop a 16-point bulge down to five, but the Spartans hit eight of their final 10 free throws to preserve the victory.

GAME NOTEBOOK: USA Today is reporting that Penn State police are investigating the altercation. Izzo issued a statement about the incident shortly after the news broke, stating that “a scuffle that began as two players needling each other resulted in a dented wall.” Payne and Dawson are off-campus roommates. … Eight of Michigan State’s first nine shot attempts were 3-pointers. The Spartans did not make their first two-point basket until Harris converted a three-point play at the 11:35 mark of the first half. … Izzo joins Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim as the only coaches in a power-six conference with 200 conference wins at their current school.


 

Michigan St Spartans

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gary Harris 33:00 3-7 2-3 6-7 0 1 1 2 3 1 0 0 14
Denzel Valentine 18:00 1-5 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 2 3 2 2 0 2
Derrick Nix 31:00 5-5 0-0 2-5 2 3 5 4 1 0 2 0 12
Keith Appling 34:00 3-11 1-4 5-6 0 2 2 2 4 1 2 1 12
Alex Gauna 15:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 2
Matt Costello 6:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Travis Trice 26:00 4-11 2-6 1-1 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 11
Russell Byrd 6:00 1-2 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Branden Dawson 14:00 2-3 0-0 1-1 0 5 5 3 2 0 0 1 5
Adreian Payne 17:00 6-9 1-1 7-10 3 4 7 0 2 0 0 0 20
TOTAL 200 26-55 7-17 22-30 7 22 29 17 18 5 7 3 81
  47.3% 41.2% 73.3% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 7

Penn St. Nittany Lions

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Jermaine Marshall 34:00 10-18 3-7 6-8 0 10 10 1 5 0 1 0 29
D.J. Newbill 37:00 8-12 0-1 11-15 0 2 2 6 1 1 3 0 27
Ross Travis 26:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 2
Brandon Taylor 28:00 0-6 0-5 0-0 0 5 5 0 4 1 1 1 0
Sasa Borovnjak 23:00 1-5 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 4 1 1 0 4
Nick Colella 30:00 2-3 2-3 0-2 0 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 6
Patrick Ackerman 8:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Montminy 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2
Jon Graham 9:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 0 2
TOTAL 200 24-50 5-16 19-27 3 25 28 9 23 4 7 1 72
  48.0% 31.2% 70.4% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 7