EAST LANSING, Mich. His team was fighting for survival in the NCAA tournament Sunday, but Michigan State freshman guard Brandan Kearney was on the bench in tears after making some mental mistakes and being taken out of the game.
Draymond Green, the Spartans senior captain, said Monday that he talked with Kearney about the situation following the victory over Saint Louis.
I just let him know you have to be careful, Green said. We know you were upset with yourself, but it wont be perceived as that. Perception is reality so you have to be very careful and control your emotions and when you let your emotions out.
It can look as youre coming off as a bad apple or youre coming off as a bad teammate. It clearly wasnt that. It was completely opposite.
I just talked to him about channeling his emotions and knowing when you can let your emotions out, although we all knew it was for the right reasons.
Both Kearney and freshman point guard Travis Trice key reserves for the Spartans - str...