The Michigan State football team received a standing ovation from the crowd at the Breslin Center on Saturday afternoon. The Spartans took the floor during a timeout in the weekend’s in-state rival bout against Michigan.

Michigan State was honored in the first half for producing an 11-2 record, defeating rival Michigan and defeating Pitt in the Peach Bowl. The team’s arrival on the floor brought fans to their feet.

The 2021 season was a huge success for Mel Tucker, completing just his second year as the leader of the program. In his first year, the Spartans finished with a 2-5 record.

Tucker is a perfect 2-0 against Michigan, defeating the Wolverines in Ann Arbor in 2020 and winning in thrilling fashion in 2021. The Spartans were also undefeated at home.