Drew Neitzel has been dedicating his games to the memory of a close friend that died this season. The friend died in his mid-twenties of Lou Gehrig's disease. A true tragedy to die in your early twenties of a cruel disease that robs you of your muscle control until it takes your life. To honor his friend's short life and raise awareness for the disease that took him, Neitzel will be playing like he has a degenerative muscular disease in the first half of games and then turning it on for the second half. Neitzel hopes that this strategy will raise the national IQ of ALS and help Michigan State lose a few games that they should not have so that they can continue their yearly tradition of entering the NCAA Tournament unheralded, only to suddenly put it all together enough to make it to the Sweet 16 or farther.