Down two points with 14 seconds to play Tuesday night, Michigan State center Derrick Nix had a chance to tie Illinois and give the ninth-ranked Spartans a shot a stealing a win that would give them a share of the Big Ten lead.
Monday was one of those days where athletes or coaches actually had something interesting to say.
Draymond Green and Derrick Nix didn’t have the energy they needed in a sluggish first half, so they decided to create their own.
President Barack Obama sat courtside and watched No. 1 North Carolina beat Michigan State 67-55 on Friday night in the Carrier Classic on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson.
Michigan State usually goes to the Big Ten tournament as a powerhouse, playing for positioning in the NCAA tournament.
Draymond Green made a go-ahead shot with 29.3 seconds left and No. 25 Michigan State held on for an 84-83 win over Indiana on Sunday night.