The Michigan State Spartans basketball program should have had a lot to celebrate yesterday.
As a 7-seed in this year’s NCAA Tournament, they headed into a matchup with 2-seed Marquette as a small underdog.
It didn’t take long for Michigan State to show that maybe the wrong team was favored.
The Spartans took control early and got ahead by as much as 13 points in the first 8 minutes of the game.
Marquette fought back and was able to take the lead in the second half, but Michigan State was too much for them late in the game.
A 10-0 run over the last few minutes sealed the win for the Spartans, sending them to their first Sweet Sixteen since 2019 and the 15th of Tom Izzo’s illustrious career as their head coach.
The Spartans were led by a standout performance from Tyson Walker, who had been the team’s leading scorer throughout the season.
In a game that was mostly a defensive struggle, the star guard impressively managed to put up 23 points for the Spartans on 8/17 shooting while also adding 2 assists and a couple of rebounds.
While his performance was a big part of the Spartans’ win, it seems it wasn’t enough to save him from some unfortunate new when he got back to campus.
Walker returned to campus after the win to find that his car had been towed.
After dropping 23 today to lead Michigan State to a win over Marquette, Tyson Walker returned to campus to find his car had been towed 😂
📸: @TysonWalker13 pic.twitter.com/GZ2zt1OPfA
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 20, 2023
You would think that being the leading scorer on an NCAA Tournament team would be enough to get you a parking permit or at least somewhere to park your car while the team is on the road.
Unfortunately, parking and transportation remains undefeated, but hopefully they’ll figure something out for Walker when the Spartans head to New York to take on Kansas State.