What a statement win for Michigan State. The Spartans, despite trailing by double digits multiple times in the second half, used hot shooting and timely defense to upset the No. 4 Jayhawks 79-73 in the fifth annual Champions Classic.
Both of these teams have high ceilings, and the win should continue to gain cache for Michigan State as the season rolls along.
The 75-possession game was mighty entertaining and provided break-out moments for young players on both teams. Here is the defensive scoresheet for the game: