Tom Izzo was in a foul mood after No. 20 Michigan beat his ninth-ranked Michigan State Spartans 60-59 on Tuesday night.
As angry as Izzo was with the officials and as disappointed as he was lamenting that some of his player lacked toughness, he was more upset with the man in his mirror.
''I think I had a worse night than my team did,'' Izzo said somberly at the end of his news conference.
Izzo blamed himself for not having a rotation that would have allowed Draymond Green and Keith Appling to rest more so that they could have played better late in the game.
Green scored a season-low seven points and played 37 of 40 minutes, perhaps leading to him coming up short on a shot near the free throw line that potentially could have won the game.
Appling had 10 points - his fewest in a Big Ten game this season - and almost had as many turnovers (4) as assists (5) in 31 minutes.
''Draymond and Keith had to play a lot of minutes in stretches,'' Izzo said. ''The way we play, that's not go...