COLUMBUS, Ohio - Michigan State coach Tom Izzo exchanged words with a fan in the moments after the Spartans lost at Ohio State on Sunday.
It's unclear what was said, but Michigan State staffers stepped in front of Izzo and detoured him away from the confrontation with a female fan.
"She was kind of a jerk," Izzo said during his postgame press conference.
When a couple of reporters started to chuckle, Izzo said, "You want the truth or you want me to lie? Well."
It appeared that the fan came from the section behind the basket down towards the northeast corner of the floor, where Michigan State was exiting on its way to the visitor's locker room.
Izzo didn't hide his frustration a few minutes later in his press conference. Presented with the notion that the game was a typical Ohio State-Michigan State slugfest Izzo said, "We didn't do much slugging."
Ohio State scored nine of the game's final 13 points, rallying for a 69-67 victory. The Buckeyes outscored Michigan State in the pa...