The “Fighting Larry Nassars” of Michigan State are facing the Syracuse Orangemen in the second round of the NCAA tournament. With the game tied at 22 Michigan State’s Matt McQuaid rose to shoot with less than three seconds left, but it was blocked by Syracuse’s Matthew Moyer. McQuaid caught the ball in mid-air and shot it off the glass for a 3-pointer just before the buzzer sounded. The Shock Exchange thought he was “Pistol Pete” Maravich there for a second. The shot gave the Fighting Larry Nassars a three point lead at the half.
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The shot gave the Fighting Larry Nassars a three point lead at the half. This is how his coach Tom Izzo described the half:
I’m glad the bank was open. I’m actually really pleased. They are a hard zone to play. We got so many good shots between Bridges and Winston and those layups inside. It’s the free throws we’re missing. We missed the front ends of one-and-ones … those things are a lot of points … I don’t think we’re pushing it [The pace of the game] as we’re going to in the second half.
Who wants to bet that McQuaid trick shot will be the difference in the game?