1. Aaron Henry really put the team on his back
Leading by one point late in the game, Michigan State needed someone to step up. To just about no one’s surprise, Aaron Henry rose up and hit a huge 3-pointer to give Michigan State some breathing room and that was enough to carry over into a big win. He would score 12 straight points for the Spartans and put the team on his back to end the game.
Michigan State’s season was on the line and Henry did what he does best: “strapped his nuts on” and willed the Spartans to a win.
Everyone was wondering when Henry was going to take over like he’d been doing in big games all season and as the old cliche goes: it’s better late than never.
Not only was Henry putting the offense in his back, he had a huge steal on one end and then hit a little one-handed shot on the other end to give MSU a six-point lead. He was grabbing big rebounds, leading by example and willing his teammates to a win. He brought the energy late.
Henry finished with 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block while playing over 35 minutes again.
As he would say, “I don’t have time to be tired.”