1995 : Shawn Respert Starts MSU Senior Day Basketball Tradition

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Shawn Respert scored 31 points in his final home game to lead ninth-ranked Michigan State to a 97-72 rout of Wisconsin in the last Big Ten game in Coach Jud Heathcote’s 19-year career with the Spartans.

Respert left the game with less than two minutes to play and stopped to kiss the center circle as he received a standing ovation from the crowd of 15,138.

Source: “Michigan State Routs Wisconsin in Heathcote’s Final Home Game”, Los Angeles Times, March 12, 1995.