While you never want to give up a double-digit lead late in a game, it’s important to step back and look at the bigger picture: that was an actual home game for Portland who took UNC to the brink and beat Villanova by double digits. After a brutal six-game stretch (and one freebie), Michigan State basketball is 5-2 overall with losses to No. 6 Gonzaga and a 6-1 Alabama team that beat No. 1 North Carolina in a four-overtime thriller. This MSU team also went 2-1 for the tourney without Malik Hall or Jaden Akins.
Source: Spartan Shadows