It was as if all the frustrations of an often disappointing regular season completely fell to the wayside in one glorious weekend.
Quite simply, these were the best three games the Michigan State basketball team had played all season.
On Friday night, the Spartans thoroughly dominated an undermanned Northwestern. Saturday, MSU played an almost flawless first half against Wisconsin. Despite a furious comeback attempt by the Badgers, MSU hung on to win by eight points.
And then there was yesterday's 69-55 Big Ten tournament championship victory over Michigan. The Spartans brought more hunger and passion than I'd seen from them all season, and showed everyone exactly what this team is capable of accomplishing when all the pieces are together and in sync.
It all bodes well for a potentially memorable NCAA tournament run.