The sophomore forward tallied 12 points and eight rebounds in the 60-59 win over Ohio State. He didn’t miss a shot, hitting both of his field goals and all seven of his foul shots.
By far the most unlikely Sweet 16 matchup is Dayton-Stanford. The 11 seed Flyers started Thursday’s madness by beating Ohio State 60-59.
Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 24-20 victory over No. 5 Stanford on Wednesday night in the 100th Rose Bowl.
The 100th edition of the Granddaddy of Them All matches two appropriate throwback teams.
Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio declined to give any details about the suspension of starting linebacker Max Bullough when the Spartans joined Stanford at Disneyland on Thursday to kick off their week of Rose Bowl preparations.
Fortunately for the Wolverines, Nik Stauskas was the man at the line.
For Michigan State athletic director Mark Hollis, the Big Ten championship game was a fitting conclusion to a run hardly anyone saw coming.
Michigan State and Stanford have been selected to ring in the Rose Bowl’s centennial.
Want to see Michigan State play in the Rose Bowl? You are not alone.
This is the week college football fans have had circled on the calendar for quite some time. This is the week that will begin to truly shape the BCS Championship picture. This is the week we have been waiting for.