My jaw just about hit the floor yesterday when I read that Denzel Valentine will be out for at least two weeks.
At least this happened in December and not in February or March.
Valentine's absence makes tonight's game against Oakland, which was already a difficult game, even more daunting. The Golden Grizzlies will be playing close to their home in Rochester Hills (the game is at the Palace) and will be completely jacked for this game. Oakland is also a damned good basketball team.
There's a real possibility that Michigan State's first basketball loss of the season comes tonight against Oakland.
It'll be interesting to see how MSU responds with Denzel out of the lineup. If MSU does find a way to win tonight, I suspect it'll be an extremely close game: certainly less than ten points and probably less than five.