Without Denzel Valentine, Spartans’ D struggles in win at Minnesota – Men’s College Basketball Blog- ESPN

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It is very apparent that Denzel Valentine is the star of this year’s Spartan team and the most valuable player. In the three games the Spartans have played without him in the lineup, the team has struggled to say the least. They went into overtime to beat Oakland University; were badly outplayed in losing to Iowa and struggled in beating Minnesota. The offense truly misses his 18.5  points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists along with his 40% mark from the 3-point line. Defensively, the team is out of sync and not as intense. It appears that the team is just surviving until he returns to action.