Victor Oladipo overcame a leg injury in the Hoosiers' prior game to pace IU in a four-point victory over the Spartans in East Lansing.
East Lansing, Mich.
"He makes them better," Izzo said.
Oladipo shook off a sprained left ankle with a spectacular performance to lift top-ranked Indiana to a 72-68 win over the fourth-ranked Spartans on Tuesday night.
"I'm not going to lie, it hurt a little," Oladipo said. "But I wanted to win."
It looked like a victory meant more to him than any other player in the highly anticipated game that matched the pregame hype.
"Oladipo is just a refuse-to-lose guy," Izzo said. "Winning time, he made the plays."
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