Michigan vs. Michigan State: Full Game Preview

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Michigan vs. Michigan State: Full Game Preview
(4) Michigan
(21-3, 4-3 away)
(8) Michigan State
(20-4, 14-0 home)
Venue: Breslin Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, February 12, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Michigan T Burke 18.2 M McGary 6.1 T Burke 7.1
Michigan State K Appling 14.1 A Payne 6.8 K Appling 4.1

No. 8 Michigan State welcomes No. 4 Michigan to Breslin Center on Tuesday. It starts at 9 p.m. EST and you can see it on ESPN. The Spartans are 4-3 against the Wolverines over the last four years. The last time they played they won 64-54 on Feb. 5, 2012.

Michigan and Michigan State are packed together in the conference, holding down third and first place, respectively.

In a 78-65 triumph over Purdue on Feb. 9, Branden Dawson put up 20 points for the Spartans. He is averaging 10.9 points per game while also contributing a team-high 1.8 steals per game. For the Wolverines, Trey Burke put up 19 points and 5 rebounds in the 65-62 loss to Wisconsin on Feb. 9. He puts up a team-leading 18.2 points per game, 7.1 assists per game, and 1.4 steals per game.

Michigan has an edge in a single key statistical category, scoring, where the Wolverines have the upper hand over the Spartans, 77 points per game to 69 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Michigan is strong in the following categories: turnover percentage at 14.5 percent and effective field goal percentage at 56.9 percent.

Michigan StatSmack

  • Adreian Payne is ranked 4th in the Big Ten in rebounds and 8th in the Big Ten in blocks.
  • Since 1998, Michigan State has recruited more Top 50 high school players than Michigan (19 vs. 11).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Michigan State currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (981 to 1000) than Michigan, per the NCAA.
  • Over the past 10 years, Michigan State has had more players drafted by the NBA than Michigan (five vs. two).
  • Michigan State has a much lower average debt at graduation according to Kiplinger than Michigan ($19,696 vs. $26,819).
  • Michigan State waxed Michigan by 10 points the last time they played (Feb 05, 2012).
  • The Michigan State steals leader (Branden Dawson, 44 steals) has more steals than the Michigan steals leader (Trey Burke, 33 steals).
  • Michigan State has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Michigan ($37,858 vs. $47,694).
  • Michigan State has a much better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (71.5 percent to 56.8 percent).
  • Since 1998, Michigan State has recruited more Top 10 high school players than Michigan (six vs. one).
MICH Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
A+ Trey Burke 35 18 3 7 1 0 2
A Tim Hardaway Jr 34 16 5 2 1 1 2
A- G. Robinson III 33 11 6 1 1 0 1
B+ Nik Stauskas 32 12 3 1 1 0 1
B Mitch McGary 18 6 6 0 1 1 1
C+ Jordan Morgan 18 6 5 0 0 0 1
C Jon Horford 10 3 3 0 0 1 0
C Caris LeVert 11 3 1 1 0 0 0
C Max Bielfeldt 7 2 2 0 0 0 0
C- Spike Albrecht 7 1 1 1 0 0 0
D+ Blake McLimans 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Matt Vogrich 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Eso Akunne 3 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Corey Person 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
D J. Bartelstein 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
MSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Keith Appling 33 14 4 4 2 1 2
B Branden Dawson 27 11 6 1 2 1 2
B Gary Harris 29 13 3 1 1 0 1
B Adreian Payne 23 10 7 1 1 1 1
B Derrick Nix 27 9 6 1 1 0 1
C+ D. Valentine 21 5 4 3 1 0 2
C Travis Trice 20 5 1 2 1 0 1
D+ Matt Costello 5 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Brandan Kearney 17 2 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Keenan Wetzel 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Dan Chapman 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Alex Gauna 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Russell Byrd 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
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