With the game well in hand early in the second half, the biggest story of the night became whether or not senior forward Branden Dawson would score his 1000th career point at MSU.
At halftime, MSU leads Oakland, 44-31.
Senior guard Travis Trice started things off for the Spartans with a three from the corner on an inbounds play.
As a response to the decision, about 50 students, faculty members and members of the community came together outside of the Jack Breslin Student Events Center on Saturday morning to protest before commencement began.
“It’s on you MSU!”
“Rape is not a privilege!”
Those were just a few of the chants recited by the 30 or so protesters during the a march protesting MSU commencement speaker George Will on Wednesday afternoon.