Frank Kaminsky truly saved his best for last in an absolutely dominant performance against Michigan State on senior night in Madison.
In his final home game, Kaminsky scored 31 points off of 11-17 shooting (including 3-4 from three) and grabbed 8 rebounds and blocked 3 shots in Wisconsin’s Big Ten-clinching 68-61 win over the Spartans.
The performance was so good that Kaminsky literally outperformed Michigan State’s entire starting lineup. Kaminsky outscored the Spartan’s starting five 31-26. While that is already one of the more bizarre (and impressive) stats you’ll ever see, it’s even more ridiculous when you consider the fact that Wisconsin only won by seven points. Most of Michigan State’s points came from their bench (most notably Bryn Forbes who finished with 21 points including 5-5 from three) and, outside of Travis Trice and Denzel Valentine (the only two starters who scored), the other three starters for the Spartans combined for only nine field goal attempts.
Kaminsky locked up the Wooden Award today and silenced any critics who thought any other player was more deserving.