Steven Izzo sends Breslin Center into frenzy with first-ever points for MSU
Steven Izzo delivered the play of the game for Michigan State late in a blowout win over Rutgers.
Facing the Scarlet Knights at home, Tom Izzo’s Spartans had the outcome decided well in advance of the final whistle. Malik Hall (15 points) and Tyson Walker (13) points led the Spartans as Michigan State rolled to a 73-55 win, but the moment of Sunday’s win belonged to the younger Izzo.
Playing in mop-up duty, Izzo sent the Breslin Center crowd into a frenzy by crossing up his defender and driving to the bucket with less than a minute to go. The move was brilliant as he tossed up a prayer while sustaining contact.
Izzo’s prayer would be answered with the ball spending a long moment on the rim before finally falling through for the first bucket of his college career. His teammates responded accordingly to the moment:
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The son of head coach Tom Izzo, Steven joined his dad’s program for the 2019-20 season. Relegated to mop-up playing time, Steven has not had many chances and was 0-for-13 in his career prior to Sunday’s basket. Now, he will go down in history with a perfectly epic bucket for his first collegiate points.