No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee shot 56 percent from the floor in its 90-81 upset victory over No. 2 seed Michigan State, ending the Spartans’ nine-game winning streak along with their stated goal of claiming the National Championship.
Matt Costello and Bryn Forbes both earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media, while the coaches selected Forbes to the second team and Costello to the third team.
Senior guard Denzel Valentine voted Team MVP.
Denzel Valentine, Matt Costello, Bryn Forbes and Colby Wollenman will play in the Breslin Center for one last time on Saturday against Ohio State at noon.
Post Game Notes: Penn State
First Round, NCAA Tournament
Big Ten Tournament Quarterfinals
Check out the photo gallery from the men's basketball game against Purdue.
Jan. 31, 2016
The Spartans top Northwestern, on January 28, 2016.
2012-13 Game-by-Game Stats
2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats
2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats
2015-16 Game-by-Game Stats
Ranks sixth in MSU career blocks (104) • Long, tough post player • Strong rebounder that loves to attack the glass • Has good timing that equates to a proficiency at blocking shots • Continues to work on increasing his shooting range out to 3-point line • Has a good feel for the game.
Appeared in 39 games, starting six, averaging 7.0 points and 5.0 rebounds in 20.4 minutes • Shot .579 from the floor, ranking second among teammates with more than 100 field-goal attempts • Ranked 13th in the Big Ten in blocked shots overall (1.2 bpg) and seventh in Big Ten games (1.5 bpg) • His 48 blocks rank as the seventh-best single-season total in MSU history • Scored in double figures in 11 games • Grabbed double-figure rebounds in two contests • Posted two double-doubles vs. Loyola (11/21; 13 points, 11 rebounds) and Texas Southern (12/20; 17 pts., 10 reb.) • Led MSU in scoring in two games and in rebounding in eight contests • Scored a career-best 17 points against Texas Southern (12/20) • Scored 15 points against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (12/6) • Grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds against Loyola (11/21) • Blocked two or more shots in 13 games, including a season-high four against Michigan (2/1) and Purdue (3/4) • Grabbed seven or more rebounds in 14 contests, including five games with nine or more boards • Started the first six games of the season, then came off the bench for the final 33 contests • Academic All-Big Ten.
Appeared in 34 games, starting 20, averaging 4.0 points and 3.3 rebounds in 14.7 minutes per contest • Led the team with 43 blocks, ranking 10th in the Big Ten (1.3 bpg) • His 43 blocks were the seventh-best single-season total in school history, and the most ever by a Spartan sophomore • Blocked 24 shots in Big Ten contests (1.3 bpg), ranking eighth in the conference • Ranked second on the team in field-goal percentage (.598) • Missed four games in December due to mononucleosis • Posted his first career double-double in an overtime win at Iowa (1/28), scoring a season-high 11 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds; nine of his 11 points came in the last five minutes of regulation and overtime • Scored 10 points against Penn State (2/6), adding six rebounds and a season-high tying three assists • Also dished out three assists against Columbia (11/15) • Scored six or more points in 10 contests • Grabbed five or more rebounds in eight games • Tallied nine points and eight rebounds against Michigan (1/25) • Also scored nine points against Northwestern (2/13) • Tallied seven points and eight rebounds against Minnesota (1/11) • Started 13 of 18 Big Ten contests, averaging 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in conference games • Blocked a career-best six shots at Illinois (1/18), tying the second-best single-game effort in MSU history • Blocked two or more shots in 10 contests • Academic All-Big Ten.
Appeared in 30 games, averaging 6.1 minutes • Averaged 1.5 points and 1.3 rebounds, shooting .469 from the field • His .824 free-throw percentage (14-17) was tops on the team • Ranked fourth on the team with 13 blocks, averaging a block every 14.2 minutes • Averaged 8.0 minutes in the last 13 games after playing more than eight minutes just once in the first 23 games • Turned in one of his best games in a 75-52 win over No. 4 Michigan (2/12), scoring a season-high eight points and grabbing a Big Ten season-high six rebounds, hitting all three field goal attempts and both free throw attempts • Scored six points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Tuskegee (12/15) • Blocked a season-high three shots against No. 1 Indiana (2/19) • Blocked two shots each against Texas Southern (11/18), Nebraska (2/16) and Valparaiso (3/21) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament • Missed the first two games of the season and both exhibition games with a bruised back.
2012 Hal Schram Mr. Basketball Award winner • 2012 Gatorade Michigan High School Player of the Year • 2012 Parade Magazine All-American • Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Dream Team selection for the second straight year • Averaged 25.1 points, 19.1 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.0 blocks per game at Bay City Western for Coach Chris Watz • Led the Warriors to the Class 4A regional semifinals, an 18-6 record, and a second-straight district championship • Finished his career as the school's all-time leader in points (1,518), rebounds (1,069) and blocked shots (280) • Ranked among the top-100 players in the nation by Rivals.com (#83), ESPNU100 (#87) and Scout.com (#95) • Rated among the top players at his position by ESPNU100 (#17 power forward), Rivals.com (#21 power forward) and Scout.com (#23 center) • 2011 Gatorade Michigan High School Player of the Year • Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News Dream Team selection • Averaged 19.8 points, 13.0 rebounds and 3.8 blocks as a junior, shooting 53.4 percent from the field and 72 percent from the foul line • Posted a school-record 19 double-doubles • Helped team improve from 10-11 in 2010 to 24-3 in 2011, leading Bay City Western to Class A state semifinals for the first time in school history • MVP of Saginaw Valley Association • Attended 2011 NBA Top 100 Camp • Averaged 16.7 points 11.8 rebounds, 3 blocks and 3 assists as a sophomore • Set a school record with 14 blocks in a single game • 2010 Bay City Times Dream Team and first-team All-Saginaw Valley League selection • National Honor Society member.
Born Aug. 5, 1993 • Son of Mike and Jen Costello • Interdisciplinary studies in social science major with a concentration in human capital and society.