Michigan State 76, Michigan 66 (OT)
MSU 82, CIT 56
Denzel Valentine led the Spartans with 18 points.
Bryn Forbes led the Spartans with 14 points.
Men's Basketball defeats Michigan on the road, 80-67; Credit: USA Today (USATSI)
Valentine Sinks Game-Winner as Spartans Top Ohio State, 59-56
Michigan State Cruises Past Northwestern, 68-44
Michigan State vs. Illinois (USATSI)
February 1, 2015
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, scoring a career-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 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 Supply chain management major.