Impact player: Reggie Lynch, Gophers
The 6-foot-10 junior center scored 10 of his 16 points in the second half, to go along with five blocks, tying a school record for the Big Ten tournament. The Edina native sparked a Gophers run Friday when he returned to the game after nearly getting a tooth knocked out.
By the numbers
32.8: Michigan State’s shooting percentage Friday, tied for the team’s lowest this season (also vs. Kentucky).
20: Games this season in which freshman Amir Coffey scored in double figures, including his 13 points Friday.
16: Year-to-year win improvement for the Gophers from last season’s 8-23 record, biggest turnaround in Big Ten history.