Aaron Henry wanted this one, and he went out and put on an impressive display on the road against Indiana.

Barring a dramatic run in the upcoming B1G Tournament, Michigan State has played its way out of the NCAA Tournament this year. Nevertheless, the Spartans have tried to bounce back and end the year on a strong run after a long layoff to COVID-19 and a disappointing return to the court.

At the start of Saturday’s game against the Hoosiers, Michigan State once again looked outmatched in another conference game after quickly falling behind 19-6 early in the first half. After cutting the lead to 30-26 at halftime, Henry led a second-half surge for the Spartans and finished by tying his career-high with 27 points, including 16 in the second half.

It was Henry’s best output since Jan. 2 against Nebraska and came during his first career win in his home state of Indiana. Henry arrived at Michigan State out of Indianapolis and entered Saturday’s game 0-5 in his career on the road against Purdue and Indiana.

After the win, Henry discussed getting the win and the impact having his parents in the stands had on his play:

Henry rounded out his stat line with five rebounds, two assists, and a block on 9-for-17 shooting. Here are the rest of his comments from the win:

The Spartans will turnaround and face No. 5 Illinois on Tuesday. The tipoff for that game is set for 7 pm EST on FS1.