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With 1:03 to go in the game, and the Spartans finally managing to put away Northwestern in their final game of the 2012-13 regular season, Michigan State’s lone senior, Derrick Nix, made his way to half-court where he bent down, kissed the floor and then strolled off the Breslin Center court for the last time of his career.
As Nix walked off the floor, it’s hard to imagine that as little as 11 months ago, due to some questionable decisions on Nix’ part, this moment was thought to never happen at all.
But there he was Sunday night, in his 134th game as a Spartan walking to the Michigan State bench, high fiving his teammates and receiving a standing ovation from the Breslin crowd.
In a career that has certainly had it’s share of ups and downs, Nix finished his career at the Breslin strong, ending the night with 10 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds, leading his team team to a 71-61 victory over the visiting Northwestern Wildcats.
But the most impressive thing about the career of Nix wo...
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Score: No. 10 Michigan State 71, Northwestern 61
Star(s): Michigan State: Keith Appling 16 Pts, 4 Reb. Northwestern: Kale Abrahamson 16 Pts, 4 Reb.
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