Rick Jackson absolutely dominated this game on both ends of the floor. Jackson scored 17 points and grabbed 16 rebounds. He played tough interior defense with Fab Melo, limiting the Spartans to 24 points scored in the paint. Scoop Jardine led all scorers with 19 on an efficient 7-9 shooting from the field. Kris Joseph added 14 points for Syracuse, while Durrell Summers led Michigan State with 18 points.
Player of the Game: Rick Jackson
Michigan State: Oakland 12/11
Syracuse: Colgate 12/11