Michigan State's surprising success has been paced by freshman Raymar Morgan, who yesterday, pulled off a feat never before duplicated in MSU's storied basketball history.
Morgan became the first freshman to score in double-figures in his first four NCAA games. Not even NBA hall of fame great Ervin "Magic" Johnson pulled off that feat.
"He made a great play," admitted Durant, "but we should have helped out and stopped him."
There's no bigger stage than Madison Square Garden and Neitzel's 15-point, six assist performance in the white-hot spotlight of the Big Apple has drawn raves from newspapers from New York to Los Angeles.
Izzo though, realizes that a Gary Williams coached team is always dangerous and is wary of what the Terps (4-0) bring to the table.
"Maryland concerns me because they are the deepest team in the tournament by far," Izzo said in the post game press conference. "Their press is going to wear some people down and they have great athletes, but this is a great opportunity for a young team to play for a championship."