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Derrick Nix is tired with good reason.
Go big at home! The Nix/Payne combination was incredible today. Nix grabbed a career-high 25 points as well as 11 rebounds in 31 big minutes. Adreian Payne did his part with 13 and 7. Michigan State might be well-served to define itself as a post-first, inside/outside team.
The full recap will be up later tonight but let's enjoy this much needed win against a strong oppponent.