…goes to Michigan State forward Denzel Valentine.
Not only did he have signed cards sent to each of the players and Coach Tom Izzo, but he also took some time out (ala what we used to see on CBS for years during the Thanksgiving football game) as Denzel read a statement on camera thanking friends and family.
His play backed things up rather nicely, almost dominating the Indiana Hoosiers in the second half as the Spartans cruised like having red velvet flakes on your ice cream sundae 88-69. Denzel Valentine finished the game scoring 30 points to go along with 13 assists and having turned over the basketball once.
The only upset of note on Sunday night was Miami held off Florida State in Tallahassee, 67-65 as it appears more and more teams are seeing their fragile chances of securing an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament starting to slip away.