Ohio State fans must be sick of Michigan State this year. In football, the Spartans marched into Columbus and stunned the Buckeyes with back-up quarterback Tyler O'Connor and kicker Michael Geiger. In basketball, the Spartans have blown out the Buckeyes three times in the past few weeks.
Check out the scores to the three meetings this season:
MSU @ OSU W 81-62
OSU @ MSU W 91-76
MSU V OSU W 81-54
These games all have one thing in common, and that's the Spartans pouring it on in the second half. The best thing that happened during the Ohio State game was Denzel Valentine getting some rest, as he sat for a few minutes in the second half, and TumTum Nairn getting some big minutes. (18)
Last year, Marvin Clark Jr. and TumTum Nairn got it going in the Big Ten tournament, and while they won't be relied on as much as last season, the duo showed they are capable once again of playing when it counts the most.
Let's take a look at the three players who are trending up after the win.
Denzel Valentine: 19 points, nine rebounds, eight assists
USA Today and NBC Sports voted Valentine "National [..]
The best time of the year is here! It's tournament time, and the appetizer is the Big Ten Tournament. After how close MSU came to winning last year in the championship game, the players are ready to finish the job this season. Hear what they had to say for yourself:
When it comes to the best senior classes under Tom Izzo, the 2015-16 class has to rank near the top. Denzel Valentine, Matt Costello, Bryn Forbes and Colby Wollenman produced some of the best memories at the Breslin center during their time at Michigan State. Saturday afternoon, was another memory to made as it was an emotional day for the seniors who said goodbye one last time to the Breslin. It was a special day for Colby Wollenman as his parents from Big Horn, Wyoming were able to see him finish his Spartan career at the Breslin in person. The Spartans spanked the Buckeyes 91-76 to finish the regular season, let's take a look at the three players who were the stars today. (I bet you can guess who they are)
Denzel Valentine: 27 points, 13 assists, four rebounds
The senior star of the class said goodbye by going out on top. After the game, Valentine, said he didn't want to get too emotional after the game because there is work to be done and it just goes to show you what he is chasing. Valentine is chasing a championship, but he is also chasing the national player of the year [..]
Denzel Valentine, Matt Costello, Bryn Forbes and Colby Wollenman will all say good-bye to the Breslin Center on Saturday. They all shared thoughts on their careers at Michigan State. Watch them share […]
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