On Sunday afternoon, the Michigan State Spartans and Michigan Wolverines faced off for the Big Ten title. After trading baskets for most of the first half, the game came to a screeching halt when Spartans forward Kyle Ahrens went down with a nasty-looking injury.
With just over four minutes left in the first half, Ahrens grabbed a rebound. When he was on the way down, Ahrens' left foot landed on a Michigan player's foot, causing his ankle to bend.
He immediately screamed in pain and grabbed at the left ankle. Medical staff rushed to his side and put his lower left leg in an air-cast before carting him off the court.
He was surrounded by teammates and coaching staff on his way off the court.
Video of the play is hard to watch.
Ahrens is a key role player on the team.
It's a devastating way to enter the NCAA Tournament for the Spartans and a heartbreaking moment for Ahrens.
The junior forward averages 19.2 minutes per game for Tom Izzo and is one of the top free-throw shooters on the team.
After the injury, Michigan took over in the final minutes of the first half. Michigan leads 31-23 with just over one minute left.