2. Malik Hall finishes with a double-double
I'm big on the Malik Hall hype train lately and I think the senior forward is the key to success down the stretch, especially on the road. In hostile environments, he needs to be the calming force down low. He is a fifth-year senior and he's seen it all so he needs to be that consistent force on both ends of the floor for the Spartans.
And he's been playing really well lately.
Outside of getting blanked against Northwestern on the road a few weeks ago, he has been putting up some serious numbers and it's been impressive to watch him get his confidence back and become more consistent. That lack of consistency has killed him throughout his career but he looks like he's shaking that off -- better late than never, right?
In the first meeting against Wisconsin, Hall came off the bench to score a whopping two points with three rebounds and three assists in 23 minutes. He's going to improve on all of those numbers, making up for that lackluster performance on Friday night because, well, the Spartans need him to.
Hall will finish with record his second double-double in three games with 14 points and 11 rebounds.