Video: Michigan State scores on opening tip, without a dribble
The nation’s likely new No. 1 team showed plenty of flair in its latest win.
Michigan State scored off the opening tip in Saturday afternoon’s 76-33 victory over Binghamton, and it did so without the benefit of a single dribble.
Here’s how it happened: Big man Matt Costello tapped the tip to Javon Bess, who delivered a jump pass to point guard Tum Tum Nairn, who hit a streaking Denzel Valentine for the game-opening alley-oop.
Talk about perfect ball movement. If you’re scoring at home, that was four players who had their hands on the ball, two perfect passes and zero dribbles.
What a thing of beauty.
The Spartans figure to be atop the national polls Monday after No. 1 Kentucky (UCLA) and No. 2 Maryland (North Carolina) lost this week.
Watch the highlight in the video above or the tweet below.
ICYMI: The dribble is so overrated, isn't it? https://t.co/P9VBQBhYA7— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 5, 2015