February 20, 2013
Izzo: 'We didn't answer the bell'
EAST LANSING - The top five showdown between the No. 1 Hoosiers and No. 4 Spartans may have lived up to the hype.
But Michigan State didn't meet the expectations of Tom Izzo.
"We didn't answer the bell if you ask me," Izzo said. "I made a big point to tell my team we get too caught up with everybody and in the TV and everything. We always talk about buzzer-beaters and end of the game plays. Two points at the beginning, because you don't guard a guy or don't cover a back-cut, are the same as two points at the end of the game. They just all add up. Games aren't lost with a free throw at the end, we just magnify it. That game was lost early I thought, they just took it at us and we have to give Indiana a lot of credit for that."
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