Big Lead Sports Bar

3/20/2009

ABOUT MICHIGAN STATE

(2) MICHIGAN STATE VS. (15) ROBERT MORRIS
9:50 PM ET, March 20, 2009
Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
CBS


NICKNAME: Spartans

LOCATION: East Lansing, Michigan

ENROLLMENT: 45,520

COACH: Tom Izzo (14th seasons, 331-135, 1 National Championship)

RECORD: 23-10, 14-6 ATLANTIC SUN

RPI: 8

TOP RPI WIN: vs. Kansas (#10) 75-62

TOP RPI LOSS: vs. North Carolina (#3) 98-63

LEADING SCORER: G Kalin Lucas, 14.8 PPG

LEADING REBOUNDER: C Goran Suton, 7.6 RPG

NOTABLE ALUMNI: Mike Prisuta, Plaxico Burress, Magic Johnson, Andre Rison, Jason Richardson, Muhsin Muhammad, Derrick Mason, Spiderman director Sam Raimi, actor James Caan, actor Tom Sizemore, Jackie "The Jokeman" Martling, James Hoffa, Kirk Gibson, Mark Mulder, Steve Garvey, Rod Brind'Amour.

NOTES:
-Robert Morris is a 17-point underdog.
-Michigan State's Kalin Lucas said he never knew Robert Morris existed until Sunday.
-Only four #15 seeds have ever beaten a #2 seed: Richmond stunned Syracuse in 1991, Santa Clara defeated Arizona in '93, Coppin State beat South Carolina at Mellon Arena in '97 and, most recently, Hampton edged Iowa State in 2001.

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1 comment:

art said...

Nice touch listing DVE's Mike Prisuta at the top of the distinguished alumni.