COLUMBUS, Ohio — Any worries about Michigan State looking lethargic this afternoon at Ohio State, following Tuesday’s gut-kicking defeat from Indiana, have been put to bed by Adreian Payne, Branden Dawson and Garry Harris.
Payne has 10 first-half rebounds, the sort of effort stat that proves a player is dialed in (though Payne always is against the Buckeyes).
Dawson and Harris have eight points each and the passing from the post and on the drive by MSU has been outstanding.
The Spartans really ought to be ahead more than 31-25. They’ve held Ohio State to 35 percent shooting and the Buckeyes seem willing to jack up 3s (they’re 1-for-11).
Regardless of what happens from here on, MSU has shown it’s recovered from Tuesday, at least to the point it’s not impacting energy or will.
More after the game.