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Michigan State by the numbers

The Spartans are highest in the nation in rebounding average.

April 01, 2010

Michigan State Spartans
Record:
28-8.
NCAA tournament:
Defeated New Mexico State, 70-67; Maryland, 85-83; Northern Iowa, 59-52; Tennessee, 70-69.
Offense:
72.4.
Defense:
64.1.
Starters:
F Delvon Roe (6.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg), F Raymar Morgan (11.5, 6.2), G Durrell Summers (11.2, 4.6), G Korie Lucious (5.4, 1.7), C Derrick Nix (2.4, 2.1).
Top reserves:
F Draymond Green (9.8 ppg, 7.8 rpg), G Chris Allen (8.5, 2.9).
Spartans do:
… rebound. They are best in the nation in rebounding margin at plus-9. They also have a hot scorer in Summers, who had 21 points in the Midwest Regional final against Tennessee and has scored in double digits in seven consecutive NCAA tournament games spanning two seasons.
Spartans don't:
… have a team in the best of health. Star point guard Kalin Lucas is out with a torn Achilles' tendon. Also, Roe (knee, wrist) and Allen (ankle) are injured.
Pedigree:
Sixth Final Four trip in 12 seasons.
Little-known fact:
The Spartans have started 10 players and used 18 starting lineups.
—Shannon Ryan

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