Michigan State treats Valparaiso like an AAU opponent

We have our first alley-oop of the NCAA Tournament, and it was...well, it was completely unnecessary, but whatever, it was cool.

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I think the fact that Branden Dawson actually calls for the alley-oop sort of makes the highlight.

The first 25 minutes or so of the first day of the tournament always feel like they last three hours because there's only one game on, so kudos to Dawson and Denzel Valentine for spicing things up.

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