What has been an inconsistent year for Michigan State took another disappointing turn Tuesday night in a 62-58 loss to Penn State.

On Saturday, the Spartans had appeared to right the ship with a win vs. Indiana. After taking a strong comeback shot from the Hoosiers, Michigan State responded down the stretch in closing out a 76-61 win over Indiana.

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Unfortunately, that momentum did not carry into the game vs. the Nittany Lions. After building a double-digit lead in the second half, the Spartans went lifeless as Penn State came all the way back, including an 11-0 stretch by the Nittany Lions.

Michigan State fell to 9-5 in conference play, looking up at 5 teams ahead of the Spartans in the B1G standings. And down the stretch, Michigan State must face No. 12 Illinois, No. 5 Purdue, No. 18 Ohio State, and gets another rivalry game vs. Michigan.

Thursday evening, Izzo addressed the recent loss vs. the Nittany Lions and the inconsistent performances out of the Spartans. Here’s what he had to say as the team heads toward the stretch run in the middle of February: