Michigan State stuns Indiana with massive 2nd half to complete comeback
Michigan State exploded for 52 second-half points in a 78-71 comeback win over Indiana on Saturday afternoon.
The Spartans sputtered in the first half, scoring just 26 points. They didn’t attempt a free throw and made just two 3-pointers before halftime.
In the second half, it was a completely different story. Michigan State made five 3-pointers in the second half and shot 13-of-15 from the charity stripe. Overall, the Spartans shot a staggering 56.7 percent in the second half.
Aaron Henry led the way with a career high-tying 27 points. He got to the free throw line nine times in the second half, making eight. He also added five rebounds and eight assists.
For Indiana, Trayce Jackson-Davis had a remarkable game. He scored a career-high 34 points, including 20 points in the second half.
This is a devastating loss for the Hoosiers, who would have gone above .500 in conference play with a win. Indiana is still on track to make the NCAA Tournament, but it could be on the bubble for Selection Sunday.
Michigan State desperately needed to win this game to keep its waning NCAA Tournament hopes alive. The Spartans are currently on the wrong side of the bubble, but they could string some wins together vs. ranked opponents down the stretch.