AJ Hoggard’s March Madness Fashion Statement (or malfunction) has social media laughing

AJ Hoggard was either too locked in or too nervous to notice his wardrobe malfunction in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Michigan State guard A.J. Hoggard (11)
Michigan State guard A.J. Hoggard (11) / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK

It’s called Madness for a reason, and though AJ Hoggard, Michigan State’s senior point guard has played six career NCAA Tournament games in his career, he still had some big game jitters for Sparty’s Round of 64 matchup against Mississippi State. 

Michigan State got off to a hot start against the Bulldogs, with an early first-half 10-0 run to extend its lead to 20-8, and the team’s point guard was so locked in that he didn’t even notice his shorts were on backward for the start of the game. 

Naturally, X got ahold of it and the jokes came rolling in. 

Despite switching his pants halfway through the first half, surely when somebody either noticed or caught wind of the buzz on social media. Hoggard stayed hot, still at 3-4 from the field now deep into the second half with seven points and six assists. He’s been very effective on Michigan State’s fastbreak giving the Spartans a 31-24 first-half lead. 

Hoggard’s new alter-ego may live forever in Michigan State basketball lore, especially if the Spartans go on a deep run through the NCAA Tournament. The whole city of East Lansing could look like a Kriss Kross music video by next weekend if the Spartans advance past Mississippi State and then take down North Carolina, the No. 1 seed in the West region. 

I’m pretty sure he doesn’t, but maybe he should start. Michigan State still has nearly 10 minutes left on the second half clock, but after taking a 59-45 lead on a Tre Holloman three, Mississippi State was forced to call a timeout.

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