Izzo Not Happy In Win

Despite his teams convincing victory over Tennessee Tech, Tom Izzo is not pleased with some parts of the Spartans overall game.

Durrell Summers 21 points were not enough to make Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo happy about his teams play.

"Well, I'm going to go to sleep tonight thinking about turnovers. We have done a very, very poor job of turning the ball over. That kind of negates some of the good things we're doing like shooting almost 50% from the field and 42% from the 3-point line. The turnovers and the missed free throws are concerning. I'm very disappointed in our guard play, early. I think we did have some rust on us from the trip. We practiced better than we played. That's always disappointing and not very encouraging going into a game that we're going into on Wednesday."

Summers, who powered the Spartans to a 73-55 win over the Ohio Valley Conference foe, helped the Spartans take a 32-20 advantage at halftime.

Summers was joined by Kalin Lucas and Draymond Green in double-digit point outputs and Green was the force on the boards with nine rebounds on the night.

However, turnovers (17) and sloppy play had the Spartans head coach not looking for any excuses as some talked about the teams travel in the past week and looking forward to their matchup with Duke on Wednesday night.

"We can use all of the million excuses about looking ahead or travel, but I'm very disappointed by how we played."

The Spartans, now 5-1 on the year, will look to their game with Duke in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge as a way to get things going in the right direction.


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