Ray Day! Spartans Blast UM Behind Morgan

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Posted Mar 7, 2010


Michigan State humiliated crosstown rival Michigan on Senior Day in East Lansing 64-48 and in the process claimed a share of the Big Ten regular season conference title giving them back-to-back conference championships.

Michigan State (24-7, 14-4 Big Ten) humiliated crosstown rival Michigan (14-16, 7-11 Big Ten) on Senior Day in East Lansing 64-48 and in the process claimed a share of the Big Ten regular season conference title giving them back-to-back conference championships.

Immediately after the game, Michigan State raised a conference championship banner and received the Big Ten championship trophy from conference president Jim Delany.

It was only fitting that senior forward Raymar Morgan led the team with 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting from the field. Meanwhile the Spartans suffocated the Wolverines allowing just one player, ironically it was forward Zack Gibson who led Michigan in scoring with just 10, in double figures.

MSU jumped all over Michigan early in building an 18 point halftime lead and it took the Wolverines until 14:15 of the second half just to get to 20 points.

By that time, the Spartans had built a 29-point lead. Classy head coach Tom Izzo began to bring in the reserve and eventually emptied the bench, playing guard Mike Kebler, fourth year junior Tom Herzog, freshman center Garrick Sherman and seniors Jon Crandell, Isaiah Dahlman.

The Spartans get a first-round bye as spoil of their share of the Big Ten championship and the #3 seed. They'll play the winner of the Penn State-Minnesota first round game.


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