EAST LANSING, Mich. — Deshaun Thomas was so good he made Michigan State’s Tom Izzo want to do something the coach said he has ”never” done.
If Ohio State’s star got the ball in the closing seconds with a chance to make an overtime-forcing 3-pointer, Izzo wanted the Spartans to foul him.
Shannon Scott, though, didn’t give Thomas one more shot and that helped No. 18 Michigan State beat the 11th-ranked Buckeyes 59-56 Saturday night.
”I was relieved,” Izzo acknowledged.