As the title says, that was something. The Dance of Joy doesn't quite feel right for this, as this was neither a critical win nor one over a rival, but MAN WAS THAT SOME EXCITEMENT AM I RIGHT (shoots off 100 Saturn Missile Batteries).
They say the greatest glory does not come in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. If that's true MSU achieved it tonight, as they were up by 18 (or 17?) in the first half, then fell behind by 9 in the second half, then countered with a 20-0ish run in the second half which was finished by Adreian Payne showing glimpses of the potential NBA player that he's built to be.
My favorite moment will be Derrick Nix getting a steal by running the fast break effectively by passing to Draymond. Draymond ran the give and go effectively by passing it back, but Nix missed the layup; luckily Keith Appling (25 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds) was there to cover. Speaking of Appling -- clutch in the second half with drives, steals and free throws all.
This is the postgame thread. A real recap will be up tomorrow, but for now WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO