Derrick Nix got a pass down low, backed up his beefy body to put an opponent on his back and scored. For much of Michigan State’s NCAA tournament-opening win, it was as easy as giving Nix the ball and getting out of his way.
At Valparaiso, Bryce Drew will always be known as the kid who made “The Shot.”
Kevin Van Wijk scored 31 points to help Valparaiso come from behind and slip by Detroit 89-88 Thursday night.
Duke Mondy, Ryan Bass and Travis Bader scored 16 points apiece to lead Oakland over Valparaiso 70-68 Monday night.
The University of Detroit Mercy Titans men’s basketball team have punched a ticket to the NCAA with a win Tuesday night in the Horizon League championship.