January 11, 2014

Izzo: 'We're trying to find ourselves'

EAST LANSING - Michigan State didn't look like a Top 5 team during its 87-75 overtime victory over Minnesota on Saturday.

But no team that has faced the constant barrage of injuries and illness that the Spartans have during the 2013-2014 season can be expected to win pretty.

"We're trying to find ourselves," said Tom Izzo. "So we didn't play very well; Minnesota did play well. Give us some credit in the second half; I feel we defended somewhat better. I thought we moved the ball a little bit better. We didn't look very good in that … There were some incredibly good things. Costello played a lot better in the second half. But there were enough bad things to, normally I would get mad about, but not anymore. I am just going to smile. Maybe I will feel good about it."

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