Sunday, January 27, 2013
Hoosiers Overpower Spartans
A very unexpected aspect of this game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Indiana Hoosiers would happen. Cody Zeller probably the best player on the Hoosiers would only have 9 points when he averages over 16 points.
The player that did deliver was was Victor Oladipo who would have 6 steals and 3 blocks. He is a player to look at for defensive player of the year. Plus Oladipo had 21 points and 7 rebounds. If Oladipo didn't perform as he did the outcome of this game would be outrageously different. But Oladipo had help from Jordan Hulls who made 3 three point shots which would carry the momentum for his team.
Michigan State which is not nearly as big of a scoring team as the Hoosiers put up a fantastic fight. They would only go down 75-70. Thanks for this loss goes to Keith Appling who would have only 3 points and he leads his team in average points per game. If it wasn't for Appling who had 2 personal fouls with 8:16 left in the first half. Maybe Adreian Payne could have led the Spartans to victory, but sadly even after the center put up 18 points and 9 rebounds. The Spartans couldn't pull it off. Plus Gary Harris a teammate of Payne's had 21 points which 15 of the points were off three point shots. Branden Dawson played excellent defense with 4 steals and he had 12 points. So I bet you're wondering after how the Spartans played so well they could lose. It was because they put the Hoosiers at the line too much as they had 13 points off free throws and the Spartans only would have 5 points at the line.
By David B.