The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
Even Tom Izzo found it fitting that the lights suddenly turned off during his post-game press conference.
Gary Harris scored 25 points, Adreian Payne added 23 and No. 13 Michigan State hit a school-record 17 3-pointers in a 94-79 victory over Purdue on Thursday night.
The same duo whose presence made Michigan State a Final Four contender now faces limitations that could derail the team’s tournament hopes.
Michigan State’s latest film session was a major flop.
Michigan State probably will not have one of its best players in the lineup against Indiana.
Adreian Payne remains sidelined for No. 4 Michigan State because of a sprained right foot.
Adreian Payne scored a career-high 32 points and No. 5 Michigan State dominated the final 11 minutes of a 92-78 victory over Texas on Saturday.
Adreian Payne scored 15 of his 19 points in the first half and fifth-ranked Michigan State rolled to a 78-48 victory over North Florida on Tuesday night.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is proud that every player who has stayed for four seasons to play for him has been to at least one Final Four.