My Unsung Hero? The Elf...
Yes, the reigning Big Ten Player of the Year is back. Lucas had a stellar game, scoring 24 points while shooting 66%, and also contributed 6 assists and 3 steals while delivering a great floor game. It is nice to see him back at full strength.
On offense, he was steady. No turnovers, which is something that plagued the team the last time it was on the road. At 6-4, I thought his height bothered Battle a little, and yet he was still quick enough to stay with him.
The road stretch from heck continues @ IU next week, Tuesday, 7:00 Eastern tip, on ESPN. I think anyone willing to write MSU off in the Big Ten chase is in for a rude awakening.