2009–10 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

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2009–10 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans logo.svg
NCAA Tournament, Midwest Region Champions, Final Four Participant
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #13
2009–10 record 28–9 (14–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Tom Izzo
Assistant coach Mark Montgomery
Assistant coach Dwayne Stephens
Assistant coach Mike Garland
Home arena Breslin Center
Seasons
« 2008–09 2010–11 »
2009–10 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Ohio State 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
#10 Purdue 14 4   .778     29 6   .829
#13 Michigan State 14 4   .778     28 9   .757
#16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Illinois 10 8   .556     21 15   .583
Minnesota 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Michigan 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Indiana 4 14   .222     10 21   .323
Iowa 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Penn State 3 15   .167     11 20   .355
2010 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of April 3, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009–10 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 2009–10 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Tom Izzo who was in his 15th year. The team played their home games at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI and are members of the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans were ranked #2 in the pre-season Coaches Poll.

They finished the season 28–9 and 14–4 in Big Ten play to capture a share of the Big Ten regular season title. As the 3 seed in the 2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament they were defeated in overtime by 6 seed Minnesota in the quarterfinals. They received an at-large bid to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, earning a 5 seed in the Midwest Region. They were champions of the Midwest Region, defeating New Mexico State, Maryland, Northern Iowa, and Tennessee to advance to their second consecutive Final Four and sixth in the last twelve years. In the National Semi-final they were defeated by Butler to end their season.

2009 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Garrick Sherman
C
Kenton, OH Kenton High School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 19, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Derrick Nix
C
Detroit, MI Pershing High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Apr 21, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 91
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: Not Ranked   Rivals: Not Ranked
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Regular Season
11/13/09*
7:00pm, ESPN360
#2 Florida Gulf Coast W 97–58  1–0
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
11/17/09*
8:00pm, ESPN
#2 Gonzaga W 75–71  2–0
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
11/20/09*
6:30pm, BTN
#2 Toledo
Legends Classic
W 75–62  3–0
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
11/22/09*
12:00pm, BTN
#2 Valparaiso
Legends Classic
W 90–60  4–0
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
11/27/09*
8:00pm, HDNet
#2 vs. Florida
Legends Classic
L 74–77  4–1
Boardwalk Hall (5,154)
Atlantic City, NJ
11/28/09*
5:30pm, HDNet
#2 vs. Massachusetts
Legends Classic
W 106–68  5–1
Boardwalk Hall (3,626)
Atlantic City, NJ
12/01/09*
9:00pm, ESPN
#9 at #10 North Carolina L 82–89  5–2
Dean Smith Center (21,346)
Chapel Hill, NC
12/04/09*
7:00pm, BTN
#9 Wofford W 72–60  6–2
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
12/07/09*
7:00pm, ESPNU
#12 at The Citadel W 69–56  7–2
McAlister Field House (5,194)
Charleston, SC
12/10/09*
7:00pm, BTN
#12 Oakland W 88–57  8–2
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
12/19/09*
12:00pm, BTN
#12 IPFW W 80–58  9–2
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
12/22/09*
9:00pm, ESPN2
#9 at #2 Texas L 68–79  9–3
Frank Erwin Center (16,734)
Austin, TX
12/30/09*
7:00pm, BTN
#11 Texas-Arlington W 87–68  10–3
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/02/10
6:30pm, BTN
#11 at Northwestern W 91–70  11–3 (1–0)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
01/06/10
6:30pm, BTN
#10 #17 Wisconsin W 54–47  12–3 (2–0)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/09/10
5:30pm, BTN
#10 at Iowa W 71–53  13–3 (3–0)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (9,924)
Iowa City, IA
01/13/10
6:30pm, BTN
#7 Minnesota W 60–53  14–3 (4–0)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/16/10
3:30pm, CBS
#7 Illinois W 73–63  15–3 (5–0)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/20/10
6:30pm, BTN
#6 Iowa W 70–63  16–3 (6–0)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
01/23/10
12:00pm, CBS
#6 at Minnesota W 65–64  17–3 (7–0)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
01/26/10
7:00pm, ESPN
#5 at Michigan W 57–56  18–3 (8–0)
Crisler Arena (13,751)
Ann Arbor, MI
01/30/10
7:00pm, BTN
#5 Northwestern W 79–70  19–3 (9–0)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
02/02/10
9:00pm, ESPN
#5 at #16 Wisconsin L 49–67  19–4 (9–1)
Kohl Center (17,230)
Madison, WI
02/06/10
9:00pm, ESPN
#5 at Illinois L 73–78  19–5 (9–2)
Assembly Hall (16,618)
Champaign, IL
02/09/10
9:00pm, ESPN
#10 #6 Purdue L 64–76  19–6 (9–3)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
02/13/10
12:00pm, ESPN
#10 at Penn State W 65–54  20–6 (10–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (14,017)
University Park, PA
02/16/10
7:00pm, ESPN
#11 at Indiana W 72–58  21–6 (11–3)
Assembly Hall (16,075)
Bloomington, IN
02/21/10
12:00pm, CBS
#11 #9 Ohio State L 67–74  21–7 (11–4)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
02/28/10
4:00pm, CBS
#14 at #3 Purdue W 53–44  22–7 (12–4)
Mackey Arena (14,123)
West Lafayette, IN
03/04/10
7:00pm, ESPN
#11 Penn State W 67–65  23–7 (13–4)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
03/07/10
4:00pm, CBS
#11 Michigan W 64–48  24–7 (14–4)
Breslin Center (14,759)
East Lansing, MI
2010 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
03/12/10
8:55pm, BTN
#11 vs. Minnesota
Quarterfinals
L 67–72 OT 24–8
Conseco Fieldhouse (17,563)
Indianapolis, IN
2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
03/19/10*
7:35pm, CBS
#13 vs. New Mexico State
First Round
W 70–67  25–8
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (10,851)
Spokane, WA
03/21/10*
2:30pm, CBS
#13 vs. #20 Maryland
Second Round
W 85–83  26–8
Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena (11,015)
Spokane, WA
03/26/10*
9:37pm, CBS
#13 vs. Northern Iowa
Sweet Sixteen
W 59–52  27–8
Edward Jones Dome (26,377)
St. Louis, MO
03/28/10*
2:37pm, CBS
#13 vs. #15 Tennessee
Elite Eight
W 70–69  28–8
Edward Jones Dome (25,242)
St. Louis, MO
04/03/10*
6:07pm, CBS
#13 vs. #11 Butler
Final Four
L 50–52  28–9
Lucas Oil Stadium (71,298)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

2010 Recruiting Class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Russell Byrd
SG
Fort Wayne, IN Blackhawk Christian 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 24, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 94
Keith Appling
PG
Detroit, MI Pershing High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Aug 8, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Alex Gauna
PF
Eaton Rapids, MI Eaton Rapids High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Apr 30, 2009 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 90
Adreian Payne
C
Dayton, OH Jefferson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Oct 29, 2009 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 95
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 8   Rivals: 5
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2009–10 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 1 Lucas, KalinKalin Lucas 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr St. Mary Preparatory School Detroit, Michigan
F 2 Morgan, RaymarRaymar Morgan 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr McKinley H.S. Canton, Ohio
G 3 Allen, ChrisChris Allen 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Meadowcreek H.S. Lawrenceville, Georgia
F 10 Roe, DelvonDelvon Roe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So St. Edward H.S. Lakewood, Ohio
G 13 Thornton, AustinAustin Thornton 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS So Cedar Springs H.S. Sand Lake, Michigan
G 15 Summers, DurrellDurrell Summers 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Covenant H.S. Detroit, Michigan
G 20 Kebler, MikeMike Kebler 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Okemos H.S. — Okemos, Michigan
G 22 Dahlman, IsaiahIsaiah Dahlman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Braham Area Sec. Braham, Minnesota
F 23 Green, DraymondDraymond Green 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Saginaw H.S. Saginaw, Michigan
F 25 Crandell, JonJon Crandell 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Rochester Adams H.S. Rochester Hills, Michigan
G 34 Lucious, KorieKorie Lucious 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Pius XI H.S. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
C 40 Herzog, TomTom Herzog 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) RS Jr Luke M. Powers Catholic H.S. Flint, Michigan
C 41 Sherman, GarrickGarrick Sherman 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Kenton H.S. Kenton, Ohio
C 44 Ianni, AnthonyAnthony Ianni 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Jr East Lansing, Michigan
C 50 Nix, DerrickDerrick Nix 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 280 lb (127 kg) Fr Pershing H.S. Detroit, Michigan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 6 November 2009

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. rv=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 WK 17 Wk 18 Final
AP 2 2 2 9 12 12 9 11 10 7 6 5 5 10 11 14 11 11 13
Coaches 2 2 2 9 14 12 9 11 11 8 7 5 5 10 11 14 12 11 12 4

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