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What a difference one game can make! The Spartans did indeed carry their inspired second half play over to this game and even added some pleasant surprises to the mix. Alex Gauna played meaningful minutes and actually contributed(albeit not much defensively), Payne played with attitude(4 blocks, 8 boards), and Denzel Valentine led the team in assists coming off the bench(4). In the national spotlight and travel weary, the Spartans dug deep to come through against a very talented Kansas team. It’s fairly difficult to be anything other than elated with regard to this bunch after seeing that effort.
Derrick Nix and Adreian Payne both did a much better job of forcing people out of the paint and not allowing any easy buckets. Both players collected eight rebounds and Payne did most of his damage early with some ferocious blocks and inspired play before a little foul trouble and a tweaked ankle slowed him some. Nix struggled a bit in the early going but when they needed the big man he st...
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