Michigan State Plays Basketball On a Boat (OK, an Aircraft Carrier), Loses to North Carolina

Obligatory.

Ok, with that out of the way we can finally talk some basketball. Michigan State lost to North Carolina 67-55 last night in what is being called the Carrier Classic, despite there being nothing “classic” about the combination of basketball and boats. The game was both closer and further apart than the score suggests; MSU took an early lead on the back of a 15-3 rebounding edge, but when North Carolina found its groove in the transition game, it was over.

If there are any pluses that MSU can take away from this game, it’s the play of their post players. Draymond Green, Derrick Nix and Adreian Payne all had strong games (save for their shooting percentage) and were absolutely obliterating North Carolina on the offensive glass early on. If Green and Nix had not been in foul trouble, this might have been a very different game.

Oh, and some guy named Obama was there too.

Barack Obama aircraft carrier

Nice jacket, Mr. President.

[SB Nation Detroit]

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