2. Tyson Walker leads all scorers
Tom Izzo had to like what he saw from Tyson Walker against Villanova when the rest of the offense went quiet in the second half.
Walker scored a season-high 22 points and this was just the second time in his Michigan State career that he broke the 20-point plateau. He looked like the go-to scorer that Michigan State had been looking for to start the season and I think he’ll continue that on Thursday night at the Moda Center, dropping a game-high 21 points to go along with five assists.
Michigan State is going to need more production from its starters with Malik Hall and potentially Jaden Akins out and another 20-point game from Tyson will be just what the doctor ordered.
Threes, drives to the hoop, and mid-range jumpers, Walker is going to do it all. Plus, I think he gets to the foul line 5-6 times and adds to his total.
Yes, I see Walker out-scoring Alabama star Brandon Miller.