EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan State coach Tom Izzo didn’t need to watch ESPN’s broadcast of the Spartans’ matchup with Ohio State on Tuesday to know what color commentator Dan Dakich was saying.
Spartans senior guard Alvin Ellis III entered the game and proceeded to go 5 for 5 on 3-pointers in just 3 minutes, 38 seconds of action. He then promptly exited the game at the next dead ball and did not score for the rest of the half.
Naturally, Dakich questioned the substitution, as did many on social media who were watching the game. Izzo said in his halftime interview with Molly McGrath that Ellis signaled for a breather. He then said to McGrath to “tell Dakich that was the reason.”
Izzo reads Dakich's mind, answers his question. pic.twitter.com/kChPJZCLut
— David Harns (@isportsDave) February 15, 2017
Dakich did not receive kind treatment in East Lansing. The Izzone student section booed him when he walked onto the court to do a segment during a timeout, and it chanted, “We hate Dakich,” on multiple occasions.
I would pay a sizable mount of cash to ensure Dan Dakich never announces another MSU game again.
— Tyler Pasek (@tpstripes) February 8, 2017
Nobody whines like Sparty https://t.co/7ZZWyQ5DBN
— Dan Dakich (@dandakich) February 8, 2017