Soon after Michigan State’s biggest win over the year over Purdue on Feb. 26, A.J. Hoggard’s issues started. The Spartans’ starting point guard started feeling sick with a sore throat later that day. He tested negative for COVID-19, but still had to miss practice in the following days as the illness continued. He didn’t miss any games, but his play and playing time were significantly diminished, particularly in the second halves of games due to the illness.