Cassius Winston picked up his second foul and looked to the sideline. Tom Izzo already had sophomore Foster Loyer up and ready to replace the Michigan State point guard. It would be a 9-minute, 56-second decision the Hall of Fame coach would later regret. Izzo kept Winston out for the rest of the first half, and the senior star never rebuilt a rhythm. That was a key component in Virginia Tech upsetting the third-ranked Spartans 71-66 in the opening game of the Maui Invitational.
Source: Detroit Free Press