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Michigan State 71, Iowa 69 Post-Game Quotes

Jan. 28, 2014

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Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo

Opening statement…
Heck of a game. I’m not sure the team played great; we had a lot of missed shots and we missed some free throws. I was not worried about the two guys that were missing, I was worried about all the guys on the bench who were in foul trouble. I thought a couple guys were key in tonight’s performance, and I’m proud of our guys. Fran (McCaffery) has done a heck of a job here. I think they have a heck of a basketball team, but I don’t think they played their best and I don’t think we played our best game. I feel very fortunate to come out of tonight with a win.

On Gary Harris’ performance…
Give Iowa credit. They did a heck of a job on Harris. I did not think we did a good job and I do not think Gary did a good job. Give Iowa credit, they did a great job.

On how he will look back at this game at the end of the season…
I’m going to look back at this game whether we’re on top or we’re on the bottom of the final standings.  It’s just one of those days you appreciate that you came out on top. When you have a win like this against a quality team, you feel very fortunate. Carver(-Hawkeye Arena) was back to the way it was when Tom Davis was here - It was rocking.



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