And the trolls will point out that this one play - the biggest play of Michigan State's season to this point - and say it underscores the problem with Bridges' game.
His sole goal in the past was just to clean up the glass and finish layups, but he used his body to create his own looks against the Spartans.
With both Jackson and Ward benched with three fouls each with 12:41 to play, the Spartans trailed 53-51 after Matt McQuaid hit a 3-pointer from the left wing.
In the second half, Kansas State (17-8, 6-6) had more turnovers (11) than made baskets (5) and ended up shooting just 29 percent on the night. He's averaged a more-than-respectable 17.7 points and 7.3 rebounds, but he hasn't been as aggressive as you'd hope for someone who is one of the most explosive athletes in the sport.
"They have a lot bodies to throw at you". They kept their composure, started to execute, move the ball and knocked down some shots. They have a lot of people in there. He joked that they were "real close friends". "So it's still a good option".
Keenan Evans scored 19 points and Texas Tech beat Kansas State to take sole possession of the Big 12 lead. Nick Ward, Gavin Schilling, Xavier Tillman and even Ben Carter got a shot at Haas and Schilling had the most success.
The key plays and sound decisions continued in the final 20 minutes.
Robinson scored a game-high 20 points as Virginia Tech overcame a five-point overtime deficit to pull off the huge upset. Schilling forced Haas away from the basket and his jump-hook came up short, setting up Miles Bridges' winning shot.
This game was a war throughout, but the Spartans likely wouldn't have won this game without the play of these three guys. I take pride in playing defense and guarding my guy and getting stops. The good news is that there are only two more road games - at MI on Wednesday and at Minnesota the following Wednesday. "We have those moments where we just kind of lose it a little bit, lose our focus". They were down by as many as 13 points after that but got within 58-56 with 7:14 left after consecutive jumpers by Lagerald Vick. Give our fans credit. Their defensive attempts flustered him at times to rim out a few bank shots, but it wasn't enough to convince Purdue to leave their Haas-central game plan.
Jallow had four points on Saturday, two buckets in quick succession in the second half when the game was well in hand. If you have that five out on the court, that's the guy you want shooting it.
No. 8 Auburn 78, Georgia 61: Jared Harper scored 24 points and Auburn (22-3, 10-2), playing without top scorer Bryce Brown, showed impressive depth by beating SEC foe Georgia (13-11, 4-8).
Iowa plays Wednesday night at MI. Bridges said. "It gives us a lot of confidence going into road games coming up". "We knew they could score inside".
Did he make a mistake in returning to school? "We learned how to win games".
Michigan State honored former coach Jud Heathcote at halftime as dozens of his former players, led by Steve Smith, gathered at midcourt along with Heathcote's wife, Beverly, his children and former Purdue coach Gene Keady.
Luke Maye scored 27 of his career-high 33 points after halftime to help North Carolina beat rival North Carolina State.
And Purdue lost on the road in arguably the toughest environment in the Big Ten on a 24-foot three at the end of the game.