9:50 PM ET, March 20, 2009
MINNEAPOLIS -- When Michigan State arrived in Minneapolis for the NCAA tournament, Raymar Morgan said he was ready to "show the world what they have been missing for a while."
• Michigan State rode the momentum of a 21-0 run to turn a 30-30 tie into a blowout as the Spartans improved to 9-3 all-time in the first round of the NCAA tournament under coach Tom Izzo.
• Raymar Morgan led the way for Michigan State with 16 points, 11 coming in the second half, while Goran Suton chipped in 11 points to go along with 17 rebounds for his sixth double-double of the season.
• Robert Morris went over 10 minutes without a field goal, continuing from the end of the first half and into the second half.
• The Colonials fell to 1-6 all time in the NCAA tournament.
-- ESPN research
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NCAA Mens Tournament
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-61 (.410)||28-61 (.459)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-17 (.294)||4-13 (.308)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-13 (.538)||17-23 (.739)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||17 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|
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