The stat sheet was produced by a graduate assistant, who informed them that sophomore forward Xavier Tillman did in fact lead the Spartans with 14 points, and junior point guard Cassius Winston scored 13 — one less.
In their 24th Big Ten game of the year, the second-seeded Michigan State Spartans rode the brilliance of the Big Ten Player of the Year, junior point guard Cassius Winston, to a 70-50 win.
With second-seeded Michigan State set to face tenth-seeded Minnesota in the second round of the NCAA tournament Saturday, the rematch between the two Big Ten rivals may be decided by the big men inside.
Upset about a lack of defensive effort, MSU coach Tom Izzo yelled at freshman forward Aaron Henry, and some on Twitter and in national media thought he crossed a line into physical intimidation and emotional abuse.
After second-seeded Michigan State defeated No. 15 Bradley 76-65 Thursday at Wells Fargo Arena in the first round of the NCAA tournament, the focus now turns to a familiar opponent.