Post Game Notes Maryland
Tom Izzo is now tied with Gene Keady for second-most victories at a Big Ten school with 512. He trails Bob Knight with 661 wins.
Michigan State Spartans takes the edge in the all-time series with Maryland, 5-4, collecting its first program win over the Terrapins in East Lansing.
Senior guard Bryn Forbes tallied a team-high 25 points, shooting 8-15 from the field and 4-8 from behind the arc in a season-high 39 minutes. Prior to tonight, Forbes had been averaging 5.7 points over the last three games. The Spartans are 8-0 when Forbes leads the Spartans in scoring this season and 9-1 in his career. Forbes' 25 points were a personal-high against a Big Ten opponent.
Senior forward Matt Costello posted his fourth double-double in nine games, scoring 15 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in 31 minutes. Costello sunk a career-high nine free-throws in a career-best 10 attempts from the charity stripe and tied his season-high with three blocks.
Senior guard Denzel Valentine flirted with his third-career triple double, scoring 19 points to go along with career-best 14 rebounds, including a season-high four on the offensive glass. He posted eight assists in a season-tying 39 minutes and moved to fourth all-time in three-point field goal makes with 213 in his career. His eight assists are the most from a Spartan since he posted 10 against Boston College (Nov. 26) in last his last triple-double outing. Valentine scored or assisted on 15 of MSU's 22 field goals.
The last time two Spartans posted double-doubles was on Jan. 21, 2015 when Branden Dawson (12 points, 10 rebounds) and Gavin Schilling (11 points, 10 rebounds) achieved this mark.
Three Spartan seniors (Valentine, Costello, Forbes) played 32+ minutes and scored in double-figures in the contest.