Basketball World Reacts To Michigan State’s Late Winner vs Loyola Chicago

Basketball World Reacts To Michigan State's Late Winner vs Loyola Chicago

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  • Michigan State and Loyola Chicago clashed on Wednesday morning in the Battle 4 Atlantis
  • The matchup went right down to the wire with Michigan State winning on a last-second alley oop
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There isn’t much in this world that’s better than watching two of college basketball’s best programs go head-to-head on a Wednesday morning. Today, that’s exactly what we got in the thriller between Loyola Chicago and Michigan State.

It was a back and forth battle where neither team led by more than 9 at any point and the lead changed repeatedly throughout the second half. Unfortunately for Loyola, Michigan State just had one more big play in them.

It was truly a stroke of genius from head coach Tom Izzo. He knew Loyola was at a size disadvantage, so he set up Marcus Bingham Jr. to set a screen at the top of the key and roll to the basket to collect a lob from Tyson Walker. It worked to perfection and the basketball world was collectively impressed with the play call and Michigan State’s win.

A couple of important figures at Michigan State even chimed in.

This was a big win for Michigan State as they’ve now won 4 in a row since their season opening loss to Kansas. Maybe if they can put together a few more wins in a row they won’t have to take the bus to games anymore.