2012–13 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

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2012–13 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
NCAA Tournament, Sweet Sixteen
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 13
AP No. 9
2012–13 record 27–9 (13–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Tom Izzo (18th season)
Associate head coach Dwayne Stephens (10th season)
Assistant coach Mike Garland (6th season)
Assistant coach Dane Fife (2nd season)
Captain Keith Appling
Captain Russell Byrd
Captain Derrick Nix
Home arena Breslin Center
Seasons
2012–13 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Indiana 14 4   .778     29 7   .806
No. 7 Ohio State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
No. 9 Michigan State 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
No. 10 Michigan 12 6   .667     31 8   .795
No. 18 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Iowa 9 9   .500     25 13   .658
Illinois 8 10   .444     23 13   .639
Minnesota 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Purdue 8 10   .444     16 18   .471
Nebraska 5 13   .278     15 18   .455
Northwestern 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Penn State 2 16   .111     10 21   .323
2013 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 201213 Michigan State Spartans represented Michigan State University in the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The head coach was Tom Izzo who was in his 18th year. The team played their home games at Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI and were members of the Big Ten Conference. MSU finished with a record of 27–9, 13–5 to finish in a tie for second place in Big Ten play. The Spartans lost in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament to Ohio State. MSU received a bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 16th straight year where they reached the Sweet Sixteen for the second consecutive year, losing to Duke.

Previous season[edit]

The Spartans finished the 2011–12 season with a record of 29–8, 13–5 to earn a share of the Big Ten Championship. They won the Big Ten Tournament to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, their 15th straight trip to the Tournament, and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen before losing to Louisville.

Offeseason[edit]

The Spartans lost Draymond Green (16.2 PPG, 10.6 RPG, 3.8 APG) to the NBA Draft following the season.

2012 recruiting class[edit]

Michigan State's top-10 ranked recruiting class, was headlined by 6'4" SG Gary Harris. The rest of the class consisted of PF Matt Costello, PF Kenny Kaminski, and PG Denzel Valentine. Notably, Matt Costello and Denzel Valentine finished first and second, respectively, in the voting for Michigan's Mr. Basketball, MSU's fourth straight Mr. Basketball signee (2011 winner Dwaun Anderson originally signed with Michigan State, but was released from his National Letter of Intent to go to Wagner College for personal reasons).

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Gary Harris
#2 SG
Indianapolis, Indiana Hamilton Southeastern High School (IN) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Nov 26, 2011 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 97
Kenny Kaminski
#16 PF
Medina, Ohio Medina Sr. High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (100 kg) Jul 31, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 92
Matt Costello
#17 PF
Linwood, Michigan Bay City Western High School 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Aug 11, 2010 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 92
Denzel Valentine
#26 SF
Lansing, MI J. W. Sexton High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 92
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

Season summary[edit]

Juniors Adreian Payne (10.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game) and Keith Appling (13.4 points per game), senior Derrick Nix (9.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game), and sophomore Branden Dawson (8.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game) led the Spartans.[1] Freshman Gary Harris (12.9 points per game) also played a major role for the Spartans.[1] The Spartans began the season ranked No. 14 in both polls and traveled to Germany to play Connecticut at Ramstein Air Force Base.[2] The Spartans were stunned by UConn, but rebounded with a win over No. 7 Kansas in the Champions Classic.[3] Shortly thereafter, MSU fell to Miami in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.[4] The Spartans defeated Tuskegee at Jenison Field House, their former basketball home on Michigan State's campus in a series of games held to commemorate the "Game of Change" that occurred during the 1963 NCAA Tournament.[5] The Spartans cruised through the remaining non-conference season to finish at 11–2 and ranked No. 18 in the country.

Michigan State lost their first Big Ten game to No. 9-ranked Minnesota,[6] but won their next six conference games. The streak included a win over No. 11 Ohio State.[7] Following a loss to No. 7 Indiana,[8] MSU again went on a winning streak, winning their next five games including wins against No. 18 Minnesota[9] and No. 4 Michigan.[10] The streak ended with losses to No. 1 Indiana,[11] at No. 18 Ohio State,[12] and at No. 4 Michigan in a three-game stretch leaving MSU at 11–5 in conference.[13] MSU rebounded to win the final two games against No. 22 Wisconsin[14] and Northwestern.[15] The Spartans finished in a second place tie with Ohio State with a 13–5 conference record and ranked No. 8 in the country.

As the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, MSU faced Iowa in the quarterfinals. After a brutal first half where the Spartans only mustered 20 points and trailed Iowa 30–20 at the break, MSU responded.[16] Led by Keith Appling and Gary Harris' 13 points each, MSU rallied from a 12-point deficit in the seocond half to pull out the 59–56 victory. The win moved MSU to the semifinals of the tournament against Ohio State. In a hard fought battle, MSU was unable to pull out the victory, falling to OSU 61–58.[17][18]

The Spartans received a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, their 16th straight appearance in the Tournament. Led by Derrick Nix's 23 points and 15 rebounds in the game, as the Spartans cruised to a 65–54 win over Valparaiso in the First Round.[19] In the Second Round, Gary Harris led the Spartans with 23 points as MSU blew out Memphis to advance to their fifth Sweet Sixteen in six years.[20] The trip to the Sweet Sixteen also marked the Spartans 11th trip in the prior 16 years.[21] However, the Spartans were defeated by No. 2 seed Duke, who was led by Seth Curry with 29 points, in the Sweet Sixteen.[22] Appling's 16 points and Payne's 14 were not enough in the loss.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 11 Appling, KeithKeith Appling (C) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Pershing H.S. Detroit, MI
F 0 Byrd, RussellRussell Byrd (C) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS So Blackhawk Christian Fort Wayne, IN
G 40 Chapman, DanDan Chapman (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Okemos H.S. Okemos, MI
F 10 Costello, MattMatt Costello 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Jefferson H.S. Bay City, MI
G 22 Dawson, BrandenBranden Dawson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Lew Wallace H.S. Gary, IN
F 2 Gauna, AlexAlex Gauna 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS So Eaton Rapids H.S. Eaton Rapids, MI
G 14 Harris, GaryGary Harris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Hamilton Southeastern H.S. Fishers, IN
F 30 Kaminski, KennyKenny Kaminski 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Medina H.S. Medina, OH
G 3 Kearney, BrandanBrandan Kearney 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Southeastern H.S. Detroit, MI
C 25 Nix, DerrickDerrick Nix (C) 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Sr Pershing H.S. Detroit, MI
C 5 Payne, AdreianAdreian Payne 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Western H.S. Dayton, OH
G 20 Trice, TravisTravis Trice 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Wayne H.S. Huber Heights, OH
G 15 Wetzel, KeenanKeenan Wetzel (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So St. Mary Catholic Central H.S. Monroe, MI
G 41 Wollenman, ColbyColby Wollenman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Big Horn H.S. Big Horn, WY
G 45 Valentine, DenzelDenzel Valentine 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Sexton H.S. Lansing, MI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2011-10-11

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Derrick Nix Matt Costello
PF Adreian Payne Alex Gauna
SF Branden Dawson Russell Byrd
SG Gary Harris Denzel Valentine
PG Keith Appling Travis Trice

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 30, 2012*
7:00 pm
No. 14 Northwood W 85–57 
 16  Dawson   8  Nix/Payne   7  Appling  Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Nov 2, 2012*
8:30 pm
No. 14 Saint Cloud State W 62–49 
 14  Nix   11  Payne   4  Appling  Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Non-conference regular season
Nov 9, 2012*
5:30 pm, ESPN
No. 14 vs. Connecticut
Armed Forces Classic
L 62–66  0–1
 17  Appling   11  Nix   4  Appling  Ramstein Air Base (3,086)
Kaiserslautern, Germany
Nov 13, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 21 vs. No. 7 Kansas
Champions Classic
W 67–64  1–1
 19  Appling   7  Nix/Payne   4  Valentine  Georgia Dome (22,847)
Atlanta, GA
Nov 18, 2012*
12:00 pm
No. 21 Texas Southern W 69–41  2–1
 19  Harris   11  Nix   5  Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Nov 20, 2012*
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 15 Boise State W 74–70  3–1
 22  Appling   5  Appling/Dawson   7  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Nov 23, 2012*
8:15 pm, BTN
No. 15 Oakland W 70–52  4–1
 20  Appling   10  Valentine   6  Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Nov 25, 2012*
12:00 pm, ESPN3
No. 15 Louisiana–Lafayette W 63–60  5–1
 19  Appling   10  Payne   5  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Nov 28, 2012*
7:30 pm, ESPN
No. 13 at Miami (FL)
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 59–67  5–2
 15  Appling   8  Harris   4  Appling  BankUnited Center (5,791)
Coral Gables, FL
Dec 1, 2012*
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 13 Nicholls State W 84–39  6–2
 13  Appling   12  Payne   6  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Dec 5, 2012*
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 19 Arkansas–Pine Bluff W 76–44  7–2
 13  Harris   7  Dawson   5  Trice  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Dec 8, 2012*
2:00 pm, BTN
No. 19 Loyola (IL) W 73–61  8–2
 20  Harris   10  Payne   7  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Dec 15, 2012*
9:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 19 Tuskegee W 92–56  9–2
 25  Appling   13  Nix   4  Trice  Jenison Fieldhouse (6,589)
East Lansing, MI
Dec 18, 2012*
7:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 20 at Bowling Green W 64–53  10–2
 13  Harris   8  Nix   2  4 tied  Stroh Center (4,291)
Bowling Green, OH
Dec 22, 2012*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 20 Texas W 67–56  11–2
 25  Nix   11  Nix   3  Appling/Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Big Ten regular season
Dec 31, 2012
2:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 18 at No. 9 Minnesota L 63–76  11–3
(0–1)
 15  Appling   7  Payne   5  Appling  Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 05, 2013
12:00 pm, BTN
No. 18 Purdue W 84–61  12–3
(1–1)
 22  Harris   11  Dawson   8  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 10, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 22 at Iowa W 62–59  13–3
(2–1)
 17  Dawson   7  Nix   4  Appling/Valentine  Carver-Hawkeye Arena (12,872)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 13, 2013
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 22 Nebraska W 66–56  14–3
(3–1)
 17  Nix   8  Valentine   9  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 16, 2013
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 18 at Penn State W 81–72  15–3
(4–1)
 20  Payne   7  Payne   4  Nix  Bryce Jordan Center (6,585)
University Park, PA
Jan 19, 2013
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 No. 11 Ohio State W 59–56  16–3
(5–1)
 15  Appling   10  Dawson   3  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 22, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 13 at Wisconsin W 49–47  17–3
(6–1)
 19  Appling   13  Dawson   3  Payne  Kohl Center (17,249)
Madison, WI
Jan 27, 2013
1:00 pm, CBS
No. 13 at No. 7 Indiana L 70–75  17–4
(6–2)
 21  Harris   9  Payne   6  Nix  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 31, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 13 Illinois W 80–75  18–4
(7–2)
 24  Appling   9  Dawson   7  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 6, 2013
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 12 No. 18 Minnesota W 61–50  19–4
(8–2)
 15  Harris   7  Payne   4  Harris  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 9, 2013
7:00 PM, BTN
No. 12 at Purdue W 78–65  20–4
(9–2)
 20  Dawson   6  Payne/Valentine   4  Valentine  Mackey Arena (14,845)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 12, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 8 No. 4 Michigan
Rivalry
W 75–52  21–4
(10–2)
 17  Harris   8  Valentine   4  Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 16, 2013
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 8 at Nebraska W 73–64  22–4
(11–2)
 16  Appling   14  Payne   4  Appling  Bob Devaney Sports Center (12,202)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 19, 2013
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 4 No. 1 Indiana L 68–72  22–5
(11–3)
 19  Harris   7  Payne/Valentine   3  Nix/Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 24, 2013
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 4 at No. 18 Ohio State L 60–68  22–6
(11–4)
 14  Harris   15  Payne   5  Harris  Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
Mar 3, 2013
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 9 at No. 4 Michigan
Rivalry
L 57–58  22–7
(11–5)
 17  Payne   12  Payne   5  Appling  Crisler Center (12,693)
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 7, 2013
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 10 No. 22 Wisconsin W 58–43  23–7
(12–5)
 19  Appling   11  Payne   4  Trice  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Mar 10, 2013
6:00 PM, BTN
No. 10 Northwestern W 71–61  24–7
(13–5)
 16  Appling   6  Dawson   6  Nix  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 15, 2013
9:00 pm, BTN
(3) No. 8 vs. (6) Iowa
Quarterfinals
W 59–56  25–7
 18  Payne   10  Payne   3  Nix/Trice  United Center (21,229)
Chicago, IL
Mar 16, 2013
4:18 pm, CBS
(3) No. 8 vs. (2) No. 10 Ohio State
Semifinals
L 58–61  25–8
 17  Nix   9  Nix   3  Payne/Trice  United Center (21,824)
Chicago, IL
NCAA Tournament
Mar 21,2013*
12:15 pm, CBS
(3 MW) No. 9 vs. (14 MW) Valparaiso
Second Round
W 65–54  26–8
 23  Nix   15  Nix   4  Harris  The Palace of Auburn Hills (18,863)
Auburn Hills, MI
Mar 23, 2013*
2:45 pm, CBS
(3 MW) No. 9 vs. (6 MW) No. 19 Memphis
Third Round
W 70–48  27–8
 23  Harris   10  Payne   6  Valentine  The Palace of Auburn Hills (21,723)
Auburn Hills, MI
Mar 29, 2013*
9:58 pm, CBS
(3 MW) No. 9 vs. (2 MW) No. 6 Duke
Sweet Sixteen
L 61–71  27–9
 16  Appling   10  Payne   2  Dawson/Harris  Lucas Oil Stadium (35,520)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time
Source[23].

Player statistics[edit]

Individual player statistics (Final)
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A Stl Blk Tov
Appling, Keith 36 1208 33.6 481 13.4 156 376 .415 41 128 .320 128 171 .749 14 109 123 3.4 120 46 20 84
Bohnoff, Trevor 4 3 0.8 1 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 .500 1 0 1 0.3 0 1 0 0
Byrd, Russell 27 202 7.5 43 1.6 14 51 .275 7 41 .171 8 16 .500 9 10 19 0.7 11 2 1 13
Chapman, Dan 11 10 0.9 0 0.0 0 2 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 0 0 0
Costello, Matt 30 184 6.1 44 1.5 15 32 .469 0 0 14 17 .824 10 30 40 1.3 5 6 13 7
Dacey, Emmett 2 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 1 .000 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Dawson, Branden 36 969 26.9 321 8.9 139 262 .531 0 5 .000 43 80 .538 77 135 212 5.9 47 57 33 73
Gauna, Alex 35 214 6.1 43 1.2 20 37 .541 0 0 3 6 .500 10 25 35 1.0 4 6 1 13
Harris, Gary 34 1010 29.7 439 12.9 150 329 .456 65 158 .411 74 98 .755 30 56 86 2.5 46 45 6 51
Kearney, Brandan 13 220 16.9 30 2.3 11 37 .297 3 16 .188 5 9 .556 12 8 20 1.5 20 7 1 14
Nix, Derrick 36 994 27.6 358 9.9 130 257 .506 0 0 98 142 .690 19 157 237 6.6 56 39 5 53
Payne, Adreian 36 922 25.6 379 10.5 137 251 .546 16 42 .381 89 105 .848 75 198 273 7.6 27 27 46 64
Sibedwo, Bella 2 2 1.0 0 0.0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 0 0
Trice, Travis 27 503 18.6 129 4.8 41 128 .320 29 72 .403 18 25 .720 8 34 42 1.6 50 25 1 34
Valentine, Denzel 36 749 20.8 180 5.0 69 155 .445 16 57 .281 26 39 .667 39 110 149 4.1 87 28 12 71
Wetzel, Keenan 10 7 0.7 0 0.0 0 2 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 0 2 2 0.2 0 0 1 1
Legend
  GP  Games played  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   TO Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals

Source[24]


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final 
AP 14 21 15 13 19 19 20 19 18 22 18 13 13 12 8 4 9 10 8 9 Not released 
Coaches 14 22 19 14 17 19 19 19 18 18 17 11 9 8 8 5 10 12 7 9 13

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

Source[25]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Gary Harris - Big Ten Freshman of the Year[26]
  • Gary Harris - All Big Ten Second Team[26]
  • Adreian Payne - All Big Ten Second Team[26]
  • Keith Appling - All Big Ten Second Team (Coaches); All Big Ten Third Team (Media)[26]
  • Derrick Nix - All Big Ten Honorable Mention (Coaches)[26]
  • Keith Appling - NABC All-District Second Team

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