Former Michigan State sharpshooter Bryn Forbes has stepped up his play for the San Antonio Spurs, averaging 11.3 points during his past three games and sinking the winning shot Saturday in a 104-101 win over the Phoenix Suns.
After the game, Forbes dropped a bold prediction with Cody Tucker of the Lansing State Journal.
“National champions,” Forbes smiled. “I am going to be the first one to say it. We are winning the national championship.”
You can’t blame Forbes for this prediction — the Spartans have looked nearly unbeatable since their loss to Duke and are in line to be ranked No. 1 this week after losses by the top-ranked Blue Devils and No. 2 Kansas.
They are also doing things on defense that no one else in the country is doing.
Michigan State has held four Division I teams below 26% on 2-point attempts: DePaul, Nebraska, Rutgers and Southern Utah. No other team has done it more than once.
— Luke Srodulski (@lsrodulski) December 10, 2017