Michigan State has had a frustrating season, as injuries have forced coach Tom Izzo to shuffle his lineup seemingly on a nightly basis. But for at least one day, the Spartans seemed to be firing on all cylinders. MSU blew out Northwestern in its first game of the Big Ten Tournament on Friday, 67-51, setting up a date with the Wisconsin Badgers in the semifinals Saturday. Along the way, the Spartans had a little fun – check out the behind-the-back pass from Denzel Valentine to Matt Costello late in the first half.
Could Michigan State be rounding into form right at tournament time? The Spartans’ performance against the Badgers should provide somewhat of an answer.