BTN.com staff, January 31, 2012
Tuesday's Michigan State-Illinois game was far from a thing of beauty. In the final minutes of the first half, in fact, ESPN play-by-play guy Mike Tirico begged, "This half NEEDS to end!" As inept as the offenses were in the 42-41 decision at Assembly Hall, there were a couple highlights: Meyers Leonard's alley-oop and Brandon Paul's poke.
Sitting on a goose egg early, Leonard slammed home his latest alley-oop, this one as impressive as any as the feed was well behind him. As for Paul, well, he saw an opening and threw it down with authority. Watch Leonard's oop now and see Paul's dunk in this post.