MICHIGAN STATE 59, INDIANA 31 (HALF)
The Hoosiers hold at the end.
Still, the Spartans have already scored more points in one half then 10 teams managed to score in an entire game against the Hoosiers.
Still, Michigan State coach Tom Izzo appears to be angry at the world and everything in it as he comes off the court.
MICHIGAN STATE 59, INDIANA 29 (49.9)
So, can the Hoosiers hold the Spartans under 60 in the first half?
Oh, the suspense.
MICHIGAN STATE 50, INDIANA 23 (3:29)
It wouldn’t have surprised me to see Michigan State score 50 points this game. The entire game. And not many more than 50.
But, here we are.
MICHIGAN STATE 43, INDIANA 19 (5:10)
With Neitzel draining that transition 3, the Spartans are now shooting an epic 17-of-21 and totally out-classing the Hoosiers in every aspect of the game.
And Indiana just can’t get a break, with a few White shots and a Gordon free throws rolling out.
MICHIGAN STATE 35, INDIANA 19 (8:48)
A brilliant outlet pass by Eric Gordon had the chance to change this game, but Jordan Crawford missed a dunk. Now his parents, who live in Detroit and made the trip to this game, are being showered with derisive chants from the MSU students sitting right behind them.
Meanwhile, Michigan State continues its offensive tear. The Spartans are 13-for-16 from the field.
MICHIGAN STATE 27, INDIANA 16 (11:32)
Who needs an offense? Gordon and Crawford hit 3 pointers early in the clock to pull back into it a bit.
But the Spartans continue to create on the run, with Morgan taking a pass for a big dunk after DeAndre Thomas can’t convert a shot from in close.
MICHIGAN STATE 22, INDIANA 10 (14:00)
Mike White enters the game — Dakich had been unable to get the senior forward much playing time but said he wanted to — and the Spartans immediately go right at him for a couple of buckets.
Terry Hutchens of the Indy Star just pointed out that MSU is on pace to score 146 points. The Spartans are 9-of-11.
MICHIGAN STATE 18, INDIANA 7 (15:25)
This game is often to a rollicking start, with Michigan State deciding to match Indiana’s preferred pace and outdoing the Hoosiers. They’ve been hitting everything. Morgan’s already got eight points, including two three pointers.
Meanwhile, Dan Dakich has gone “small” right away. He put Jordan Crawford in the game in place of Lance Stemler just three minutes into the game.
Looks like the CBS feed will jump to this game late as No. Tennessee and Kentucky are still playing.
Naymick and Neitzel were just introduced to the crowd and escorted by their families onto the floor. You know the scene, but it’s touching every time.
Also, it’s the only time that dudes hope for other dudes to cry. Seriously, some kid behind me just said, “I hope he cries after the game,” and another said, “He probably will.”
Fans here are currently being treated to a senior day video with highlights of the two Drews, Neitzel and Naymick.
You probably know a good deal about Neitzel, the guard who has been simply a dynamic player in this league for four years. He’s done everything Izzo asked him to do, from play pass-first point guard to shoulder the scoring load to doing a little bit of both, as he does this year.
Naymick you probably don’t know much about. But he actually holds the Michigan State record for most blocks in a career with 126.
About 10 minutes to tip.
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