Michigan St. Spartans 2007/08

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Spartans Big Ten
Coach: Tom Izzo
Record: 27-9
Dance Seed: 5
Dance Result: Round of 16
Players: *Raymar Morgan
*Drew Neitzel
*Kalin Lucas
*Goran Suton
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
Scoring Offense * 126 C+
Scoring Defense * 44 B+
Free-Throw Percentage * 42 B+
Rebound Margin * 9 A+
Assists Per Game * 11
Turnovers Per Game * 115 C+
Scoring Margin 37 B+
Field-Goal Percentage 16
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 29 A-
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 301 F+
Won-Lost Percentage 29 A-
Blocked Shots Per Game 62
Steals Per Game 259 D
Personal Fouls Per Game 157
Assist Turnover Ratio 17
MPI - Marchpool Index 9 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control34B-
RPI Decade59C-
Round of 16
Seed #16: The fact that this solid-if-unspectacular 2007/08 MSU team even made this stats based 'Dance of the Decade' bespeaks to Tom Izzo's coaching greatness. A younger version of the 09 runner-up squad, this MSU team didn't dominate, but played with heart, winning games by superior shot selection.   These overachieving Spartans were primariy led by sharpshooting guard Drew Neitzel, with a solid support cast which included future Big 10 POY Kalin Lucas. They were smash-exited from the dance in their Sweet 16 matchup by a Derrick Rose-led Memphis Tiger team with a BIG media-disrespect chip on it's shoulder.