Michigan State is playing its first game without player of the year candidate Denzel Valentine, and things could be going better. The Spartans lead Oakland 80-78, but the game has been a struggle. Tom Izzo has had an interesting night as well. He has loudly disagreed with a few calls, and at one point, actually had to be pulled away from one referee.
Tom Izzo is about to loose his mind after Bryn Forbes got fouled then called for a technical. What did he do? Fist pump?
— Mike Wilson (@MikeWilson247) December 23, 2015
Tom Izzo restrained from the official. Oakland tech shots to tie here…
— Joe Rexrode (@joerexrode) December 23, 2015
— Dana (@DanaMonstah) December 23, 2015
IZZO MAD pic.twitter.com/lxvJ5vDfNA
— Drew Hallett (@DrewCHallett) December 23, 2015
There is less than a minute left in the game, which is live on ESPNU. We may have a great finish on our hands, involving the nation’s No. 1 team.