Amidst a 29-point blowout of No. 12 Indiana, Drew Naymick left the court after doing what he did best: blocking a shot.
As the Hoosiers' Armon Bassett drove to the basket with 2:47 left to play, Naymick took a risky chance of fouling out of his final home game rather than being taken out.
But he went up there anyway, and swatted his 128th shot of his career, which is a school record.
As a result, the ball flew out of bounds and Naymick's close friend on the team, Goran Suton came to take him out.
Naymick couldn't have scripted his final game or final play any better. He kissed the Spartan "S" at mid-court, a tradition started by Mateen Cleaves in 2000, and gave the man who brought him to East Lansing, Tom Izzo a hug.
The final on Drew Naymick against the Hoosiers was two points, two rebounds, and two blocks. His stats weren't going to wow anybody, but his contributions to the team were great.
Naymick was the guy in practice who joked around and kept the mood light, even in the worst of times.
He went to the Final Four in 2005 and the only thing that has eluded him in his career was a Big Ten title. But as No. 19 Michigan State enters March, he is setting his eyes on a Big Ten tournament title, which would provide some consolation.
GSN caught with Naymick after the Spartans' 103-75 rout of the Hoosiers to talk about the emotions of his final game, overcoming adversity, and the highs and lows of his career.
ScoutRadio: A Fitting Senior Day for Naymick
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