They weren't going to let a visitor come into their house and push them around.
No, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State Spartans made that notion loud and clear in the first half against the No. 4-ranked Michigan Wolverines by taking a commanding 38-24 lead after the first 20 minutes.
Tom Izzo's bunch didn't stop there, continuously pouring it on the Wolverines en route to a 75-52 victory in front of a raucous Izzone.
Heating up at just the right time, the Spartans let the rest of the Big Ten know to stand on guard.
Since there were interesting photos and tweets on the Web prior to the game, they'll be included in this list. But rest assured, there is plenty of game-related analysis in this slideshow.
Sure, we could limit this list to the traditional "10 things we learned," but how much fun would that be?