Moe Wagner flicked his right wrist, made a three-pointer and pressed his right index fingers against his lips.
And, there wasn't anything Michigan State players or fans could do about it.
Wagner scored a career-high 27 points, lifting Michigan to an 82-72 victory over the fourth-ranked Spartans on Saturday.
Making his performance even more impressive, he played through a lingering injury.
"We didn't know if Moe would play," coach John Beilein said. "He tweaked the ankle."
Wagner was 8-for-13 from the field, including 3-for-4 from three-point range.
"He's a pick-and-pop guy and it's tough to guard him," Michigan State's Miles Bridges said. "We could tell he really wanted that game."
Wagner, who was jeered by the fans before it was clear Michigan (15-4, 4-2 Big Ten) was going to win, celebrated the victory by shouting with joy and bouncing around the court.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo compared Wagner to former Spartans guard Scott Skiles, who taunted the Wolverines while scoring against them in the mid-1980s.
"He talked it," Izzo said. "He walked it. He played it."
The Spartans (16-3, 4-2) have lost two of their past three games.
No. 8 Texas Tech 72, No. 2 West Virginia 71: The Red Raiders (15-2, 4-1) won their first-ever Top 10 matchup, beating the visiting Mountaineers (15-2, 4-1). West Virginia, which had won 15 in a row, couldn't hold an 11-point lead in the final 13 minutes. The Mountaineers and Red Raiders are part of a four-way tie atop the Big 12.
No. 7 Duke 89, Wake Forest 71: The Blue Devils (15-2, 3-2 ACC) were without coach Mike Krzyzewski, who missed the game because of a virus. Marvin Bagley III had 30 points and 11 rebounds for Duke. The Demon Deacons (8-9, 1-4) haven't won at Cameron Indoor Stadium in 21 years.
No. 9 Oklahoma 102, No. 16 TCU 97 (OT): Freshman Trae Young matched a season scoring high with 43 points for the host Sooners (14-2, 4-1 Big 12) in their victory over the Horned Frogs (13-4, 1-4). Young made 10 three-pointers, one short of the school record, and pushed his season scoring average to 30.1 points per game. He also had 11 rebounds and seven assists. As a team, Oklahoma made a school-record 19 three-pointers.
No. 12 Kansas 73, Kansas State 72: The Jayhawks (14-3, 4-1 Big 12) beat the Wildcats (12-5, 2-3) for the sixth straight time and for the 12th straight time at Allen Fieldhouse.
No. 22 Auburn 76, Mississippi State 68: The visiting Tigers (16-1, 4-0 SEC) won their 14th straight game. It's the program's longest winning streak since the 1999-2000 season, when the Tigers also won 14 in a row.
Oklahoma State 65, Texas 64: Tavarius Shine's rebound tip-in with six seconds remaining lifted the Cowboys (12-5, 2-3 Big 12) to a victory over the Longhorns (11-6, 2-3). Oklahoma State outscored Texas 15-2 over the final 5:39. The loss capped off an emotional week for Texas, which learned last Tuesday that sophomore guard Andrew Jones has leukemia.
Iowa State 75, Baylor 65: Freshman Lindell Wigginton scored a career-high 30 points as the host Cyclones (10-6, 1-4 Big 12) defeated the Bears (11-6, 1-4) to end a four-game losing streak.
Big Ten women
No. 10 Ohio State 77, Indiana 62: Stephanie Mavunga had 20 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Buckeyes (16-2, 5-0 Big Ten) over the Hoosiers (8-11, 1-5). Ohio State's Kelsey Mitchell became the 13th player in NCAA history to score 3,000 points.
Purdue 76, No. 18 Iowa 70: Andreona Keys scored a career-high 34 points as the Boilermakers (12-7, 3-2 Big Ten) knocked off the host Hawkeyes (15-3, 3-2). Iowa's Megan Gustafson had a career-high 37 points plus 14 rebounds.
No. 23 Michigan 69, Nebraska 64 (OT): Katelynn Flaherty scored 24 points for visiting Michigan (15-4, 4-2) and became the Wolverines' all-time leading scorer for both men and women, passing Glen Rice. The Huskers fell to 12-6 and 3-2.
NSIC men: Corey Jeffs scored 33 points as host Winona State (12-6, 7-5) defeated St. Cloud State (11-6, 7-4) 102-100 in overtime. The teams combined to make 31 of 56 three-point attempts (55.4 percent).
NSIC women: Senior guard Cassidy Thorson scored 25 points and became the school's all-time leader in three-pointers made (198) as Minnesota State Moorhead (13-3, 10-2) defeated visiting Wayne State (Neb.) 86-84 in overtime.
MIAC men: St. John's (12-1, 8-0) won its 10th game in a row, 85-75 over Augsburg (11-4, 6-4) in Minneapolis. The Johnnies held the MIAC's leading scorer, Collin Olmscheid, to 10 points on 4-for-17 shooting. … Macalester (2-12, 1-8) ended a 10-game losing streak, defeating St. Mary's (1-13, 0-9) 116-87 in Winona. Wyatt Ferm had 27 points, nine rebounds, four steals and three blocks in just 16 minutes for the Scots, who registered season highs for points, field goal percentage (.587), field goals made (44), three-point percentage (.407), blocks (11) and steals (17).