3:30 PM ET, January 16, 2010
Jack Breslin Student Events Center, East Lansing, MI
Lucas takes over in second half to lead No. 8 Michigan State past Illinois
EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Tom Izzo put Kalin Lucas on the bench a couple of minutes into Saturday's game.The Michigan State coach heard what he wanted from his star player, then liked what he saw.
• Kalin Lucas (20 points) scored in double-figures for the 29th straight game as the Spartans won their sixth straight overall.
• Michigan State is 5-0 in the Big Ten with its 16th straight home win.
• Demetri McCamey led Illinois with 15 points, as the team shot 34.9 percent from the field.
• The Illini have lost five straight and seven of their last eight against the Spartans. They are 3-2 against top-25 teams this season.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-63 (.349)||25-57 (.439)|
|3P Made-Attempted||6-25 (.240)||2-12 (.167)|
|FT Made-Attempted||13-16 (.813)||21-26 (.808)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||19 (1/0)||19 (0/0)|