Video: Michigan State scores on opening tip, without a dribble

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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.

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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.

Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor

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