Michigan St 70, Memphis 48

Saturday, March 23, 2013 2:45 PM
Location - The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan
Officials - Roger Ayers, Dwayne Gladden, Mike Roberts
Attendance - 21723

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Memphis 29 19 48
Michigan St 32 38 70

Recap

Michigan State 70, Memphis 48: Gary Harris scored 23 points as the Spartans advanced to the Sweet 16 for the 11th time under coach Tom Izzo in a third-round NCAA Tournament game at Auburn Hills, Mich.

Michigan State (27-8), the No. 3 seed in the Midwest, advances to a meeting with either Duke or Creighton in the regional semifinals. The Spartans also got 14 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks from Adreian Payne and 13 points and eight boards from Derrick Nix.

Sixth-seeded Memphis (31-5) was led by Geron Johnson's 16 points and Joe Jackson's 12 points and seven boards. The Tigers connected on 5-of-23 3-pointers and were held to their lowest point total of the season.

The Spartans came out hot, taking a 26-13 lead with 7:59 to play in first half on Harris' 3-pointer, which gave the freshman 14 of his 17 first-half points. But the Tigers rallied back, outscoring MSU 16-6 the rest of the half to pull within three at the break.

Michigan State also started out hot in the second half, going on an opening 13-3 run - punctuated by two straight Payne dunks - to take a 13-point lead with 12:24 to play and the Tigers never seriously threatened the rest of the way.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Michigan State improved to 12-1 at the Palace of Auburn Hills, including a 4-0 mark in NCAA Tournament games. … Spartans G Keith Appling hurt his right shoulder in the second half and was taken to the locker room, but he returned to the bench and appeared to be OK. … Memphis shot 29.7 percent and was outrebounded 49-29.

Memphis Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
D.J. Stephens 32:00 1-7 1-2 0-0 3 3 6 0 3 1 0 4 3
Joe Jackson 35:00 6-13 0-3 0-1 2 5 7 3 1 1 5 0 12
Adonis Thomas 23:00 2-6 0-1 1-2 2 0 2 1 2 0 0 0 5
Shaq Goodwin 9:00 0-3 0-1 0-0 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 1 0
Geron Johnson 37:00 5-14 4-11 2-2 0 4 4 2 4 2 3 0 16
Tarik Black 32:00 3-8 0-0 0-2 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 6
Chris Crawford 30:00 2-13 0-5 2-3 1 1 2 1 3 2 3 0 6
Antonio Barton 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Damien Wilson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 19-64 5-23 5-10 9 16 25 8 18 7 11 5 48
  29.7% 21.7% 50.0% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 11

Michigan St Spartans

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Derrick Nix 33:00 5-9 0-0 3-8 3 5 8 1 1 4 2 0 13
Adreian Payne 34:00 7-14 0-3 0-0 3 7 10 0 2 2 3 5 14
Keith Appling 28:00 1-4 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 0 2
Branden Dawson 31:00 0-3 0-0 1-2 2 4 6 4 2 2 4 1 1
Gary Harris 25:00 6-9 4-7 7-8 1 2 3 0 4 0 2 0 23
Matt Costello 5:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 2
Travis Trice 13:00 1-2 0-1 2-2 0 3 3 1 4 1 3 0 4
Denzel Valentine 25:00 4-9 0-3 1-2 1 5 6 6 0 0 1 0 9
Alex Gauna 2:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Russell Byrd 1:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dan Chapman 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Keenan Wetzel 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trevor Bohnhoff 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 26-52 4-16 14-22 10 31 41 14 14 10 18 7 70
  50.0% 25.0% 63.6% Team Rebs: 8   Total TO: 18