5:00 PM ET, November 24, 2010
Lahaina Civic Center, Maui, Hawaii
LAHAINA, Hawaii -- It wasn't the tournament win Michigan State has been looking for going on a dozen years now. That went away with a disappointing loss in the semifinals.Beating a good team in a tight game at least took some of the sting off.Kalin Lucas scored 29 points and keyed a second-half rally, helping the second-ranked Spartans salvage a 76-71 win over Washington (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 13 AP) in the third place game of the Maui Invitational on Wednesday.
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• After trailing by 10 at the half (44-34), Michigan State outscored Washington 42-27 in the second half to take 3rd place in the Maui Invitational.
• The Spartans have won 9 of their last 11 regular season games vs non-conference opponents.
• Kalin Lucas led Michigan State with a career-high 29 points.
• Washington continues to struggle against ranked opponents, having lost 18 of its last 25.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||25-51 (.490)||25-52 (.481)|
|3P Made-Attempted||8-23 (.348)||6-15 (.400)|
|FT Made-Attempted||18-25 (.720)||15-25 (.600)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||22 (0/0)||19 (0/0)|
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