Bryn Forbes and Matt Costello spoke with the media following Michigan State's loss to Middle Tennessee in the NCAA Tournament.

Seniors Bryn Forbes and Matt Costello spoke with the media following the Spartans first round loss to Middle Tennessee.

Q. I'm just wondering, since last year's Final Four run, so much talk about getting back, winning a national championship. Was there ever a point where maybe you guys felt pressure when the game was close that maybe that was a weight on you guys, or you are just kind of in a tight game at that point?

Matt Costello: No, there wasn't pressure like that. We had expectations for ourselves, but we just failed defensively today. That's where we've hung our hat all year, and we couldn't stop them. And that started with me on the 3. So, man, just sucks.

Q. I'm just wondering, since last year's Final Four run, so much talk about getting back, winning a national championship. Was there ever a point where maybe you guys felt pressure when the game was close that maybe that was a weight on you guys, or you are just kind of in a tight game at that point?

Bryn Forbes: No, I don't feel like that was pressure at all. Just made some mistakes. A lot of mental errors down the stretch. Just the small things kind of turned into big things. And we couldn't win after that.

Q. Bryn, in the first half they held you without a bucket. What happened at halftime to get things going and what did they do to you defensively in the first?

BRYN FORBES: I think it was me mentally being prepared. I don't know how much of it was them defensively. I made some mistakes defensively, offensively. I wasn't sharp at all in the first half. And then at halftime the coaches just put it to us that we were playing terrible. I was playing awful. So I know I had to pick it up, but it still wasn't enough.


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