MSU's Win Over UM-Still Giddy
The Spartans did not just win this game, they completely manhandled the entire Wolverine team. The 4th ranked Michigan team came into East Lansing looking to get back on the right track. My guess is Izzo was having none of it. He wanted to make sure his players shut down both Hardaway and Robinson III along with the rest of the team. I'm thinking that was accomplished successfully with both players scoring only 2 points apiece, and Tim Hardaway Jr hitting a mere 1-11 on the night. Downright embarrassing.
The Breslin Center is a great place to see a Michigan State game on a regular night. But on a night against Michigan, in a game that actually matters and is nationally televised-nothing can be better. The White Out, the Izzone, the "You Off" shirts. Classic. Classic Spartan spirit, enthusiasm and energy. Izzo had to know what the energy in Breslin would be like-he's been around long enough to remember when Michigan actually played decent basketball, and having an all too well understanding of the rivalry between Michigan and Michigan State.
Izzo had to know. He had to be excited. And after watching his players completely dominate from start to finish-allowing the benchwarmers/walk-ons to get minutes in a game of such importance was pure joy. For me, for the team and clearly for Coach Izzo. The man was downright giddy. And I am still smiling at the whole night. The lopsided win, the suckishness of Michigan, the walk-ons looking to add to the score and Coach Izzo, trying to play it cool, but clearly loving every minute of the night. Go Green!