This is a new one (I think). Tensions were high in the Michigan State huddle midway through the second half of Saturday's matchup with Memphis. So high, in fact, that Derrick Nix started snapping a towel. It was ... odd. Very odd.
That's Nix and Keith Appling going at it, and they had to be separated. It was all very weird -- something you don't see much of in an NCAA Tournament matchup.
Also, fun fact!
Nix and Appling were high school teammates. Grew up together. Had to be separated in the huddle. Spartans about to get busy.— Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops) March 23, 2013
So there's that. Who knows why they were going at it, but things did settle down at least.