Super-sub Peterson hails from Flint, Mich., which makes him one of four Spartans the folks in Michigan have dubbed the "Flintstones."
The deadeye Peterson can shoot the rock, scoring 14.2 points per game, and he teamed with fellow Flintstone Mateen Cleaves this season on some of the flashier alley-oops around.
Peterstone -- sorry, Peterson -- is a relentless rebounder, too, as Kentucky found out last weekend in the game that sent Michigan State to its first Final Four since 1979. He scored a game-high 19 points in the Spartans' 73-66 win over the defending champs, but it was his 10 rebounds -- nine of them on the offensive boards -- that wiped out the Wildcats.
Peterson was a 58 percent shooter during the season, and he's good on the free-rock line, too, dropping in nearly 89 percent during the regular season. His scoring is down during the tournament, as is his shooting percentage from both the floor and the free throw line. But he's averaging more than nine rebounds a game in the four tournament games, up from 5.1 during the regular season.
Next up for Peterson and the Spartans, though, is the seemingly unbeatable Duke-asaurus. The Blue Devils beat Michigan State, 73-67 in the Great Eight Tournament last December. But Peterson gave Duke all it could handle in that game, scoring a game-high 24 points.
Can the Spartans pull off the biggest upset in modern stone-age history -- or at least their history?
If Peterson and the rest of the Flintstones have anything to say about it, it'll be a gay old time.