February 7, 2013
Izzo finds 'silver lining' in season-low turnovers
EAST LANSING - Michigan State's 19-4 advantage in points off turnovers was a significant factor in Wednesday night's 61-50 victory over Minnesota at the Breslin Center.
Michigan State did not turn the ball over in the first half. The Spartans finished the game with a season-low five turnovers.
"It is very difficult to find a silver lining in a cloud and that is probably why we won the game," said Michigan State coach Tom Izzo. "Zeros turnovers in the first half; I don't think that has ever happened since I've been here. I think the five for the game is lowest in my entire career, and that was one of the keys since they score so well off turnovers. Six and half minutes into the second half we only had one turnover and we had scored 18 or 19 points, which was more than we scored in the first half."
Minnesota scored 18 points off of 14 Michigan State turnovers in a 76-63 victory at Williams Arena on New Year's Eve in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
Click below for Izzo's postgame press conference:
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