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.

Marcus Fuller