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The Pitifulness of Northwestern's first half against Michigan State

It was... not pretty.

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Northwestern's game on Tuesday night against Michigan State got off to a fairly innocuous start. The Wildcats trailed 16-13 with just under 11 minutes to play in the first half. And then... and then... it's pretty hard to describe what happened next. Here are some stats that help:

- Michigan State went on a 20-0 run. TWENTY TO ZERO!

- Northwestern went 10:01 of game time without a point, and 10:47 without a field goal

- Michigan State had more blocks (6) than Northwestern had field goals (4). Brendan Dawson had 4 blocks on his own.

- Northwestern players not named Tre Demps were 0-15 from the field.

- Only two Northwestern players scored. TWO.

- Michigan State had 14 field goals. The Spartans had 13 assists.

- Northwestern shot 4-22 from the field, good for (bad for) 18.2 percent.

- Northwestern shot 1-10 from three-point range. Michigan State shot 9-18.

- Northwestern was barely over 0.5 points per possession in the first half. Barely.

- Jeremiah Kreisberg led Northwestern in assists... with ONE.

- The halftime score: Michigan State 38, Northwestern 14.

And to make things worse...

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