The Sixth Man phenomenon is the ever-present voice of the fans in the stands during a basketball contest. In the pros, this effect can be minimal or massive depending on a wide array of potential factors.
In college basketball, this effect is always a danger to opposing teams. And in this case, it saved the #2 ranked Michigan State Sparts from a huge upset at the hands of Columbia.
Counting down the clock to confuse the opposing team and cause a shot clock violation? Only college kids could pull off that kind of massive deceit.