It's been nearly 24 hours since Michigan State basketball picked up a second straight blowout win over an opponent and the Spartans did that in just a 48-hour span.
The Spartans improved to 6-5 on the season with a 79-62 wire-to-wire win over Oakland, marking the second straight game in which they dominated from start to finish. Michigan State beat the Golden Grizzlies convincingly and the final score is actually (surprisingly) not an indicator of how much of a blowout this was.
But now that we've had about 24 hours to re-watch the game and dive into the numbers, I've come away with some thoughts.
1. The freshmen are coming along nicely
A big concern after the first few games and the losing streak was that the freshmen weren't ready to be major contributors. After the last two games, those worries have subsided.
Michigan State's freshmen looked really good against Baylor outside of a couple of mistakes, but they only built on that against Oakland on Monday night. In fact, Coen Carr had seven points, four rebounds, and a steal, Jeremy Fears had four points, three assists, and zero turnovers, and Xavier Booker added five points, a rebound, a steal, and a block in just seven minutes.
If Michigan State can continue to get this type of production from its freshmen, it's going to be a successful bounce-back after a slow start to the season.
These guys are all coming along nicely and have bright futures in the green and white.