Michigan State's Matt Costello admits to not respecting Nebraska, vows to change mindset

It took Tom Izzo just 30 seconds against Nebraska to realize something was wrong with Matt Costello. The sophomore forward had just given up a 3-pointer right out of the gates to the Cornhuskers' Walter Pitchford on a play the Spartans had gone over continuously in the scouting report. Izzo pulled Costello out of the game immediately for some subtle reminders and subbed him...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU 71, Iowa 69: Four takeaways from the Spartans’ overtime victory

The last perfect home record in the Big Ten has fallen.   Michigan State topped Iowa 71-69 in overtime Tuesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss of the season and rebounding from the toughest loss of the 2013-14 campaign to date.   Here are four things to takeaway from MSU’s overtime win:   1.     Sensational sophomores Sophomores Matt Costello and Denzel...
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Undermanned Spartans beat Hawkeyes in OT

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- Keith Appling scored 16 points and No. 7 Michigan State outlasted No. 15 Iowa 71-69 in overtime Tuesday night, handing the Hawkeyes their first home loss of the season. Matt Costello had 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Spartans (19-2, 8-1 Big Ten), who avoided consecutive defeats despite missing injured starters Adreian Payne and Branden Dawson. Costello...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Costello frustrated by toll mono took on conditioning

If Michigan State basketball wasn't plagued by injuries, perhaps Matt Costello could cut himself more slack. But faced with the reality that without Adreian Payne, the No. 4 Spartans (16-1, 5-0) desperatly need his presence in the post, he's frustrated by not being able to do more, be better now. "It's never really been a set thing (how much I play)," Costello...
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January 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State’s Matt Costello Has The Cutest Bench Celebration Ever

We posted earlier about the Spartans’ Adreian Payne who tossed down just a massive putback dunk in the second half of their match-up with the Buckeyes. Following that dunk, Payne’s teammate Matt Costello got a little bit excited and he didn’t care who knew it. Check out his celebration which may remind you of a 13 year-old girl at a Beyonce concert. [The great CJ Fogler...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

MSU Basketball: Matt Costello praised by Tom Izzo in loss

EAST LANSING — Michigan State sophomore center Matt Costello might not have felt like his normal self in the Spartans’ 79-65 loss to North Carolina on Wednesday night, but he played like a new man. Costello, who usually starts for the Spartans, came of the bench, and was limited, due to an illness that has been bothering him since MSU traveled to Brookyln, N.Y. for the Coaches...
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Starting lineup in limbo for MSU

Four starters return, but Spartans look to find fifth player to start in the upcoming season. Could sophomore Matt Costello fill out the starting group?
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

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