Michigan State's Malik Hall connects with Julius Marble II for emphatic alley-oop jam
Michigan State has woken up from its early-season slumber after a disastrous 0-3 start to conference play.
Since that start, the Spartans have won back-to-back games against Nebraska and upset No. 15 Rutgers with a double-digit victory. Now, Tom Izzo’s squad is trying to keep things rolling with a big first half against Purdue.
As the two teams enter the break, Michigan State is looking good, building a 15-point lead just before halftime. It has been a complete performance with four Spartans contributing five or more points and five bench players scoring against the Boilermakers.
One of the key plays in the first half was also put up by two reserves. It came on this play as Malik Hall drove past his man toward the basket.
As the defense shifted to contest a potential shot by Hall, it left the backdoor open for Julius Marble II. Hall let the alley-oop pass fly, and Marble was able to get up and flush it with one hand.
Just a beautiful way to execute this tough play:
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At the break, Joshua Langford leads all scorers with seven points on 3-for-5 shooting.