​The Michigan State Spartans marched into Gainesville, Florida, on Saturday, and came out with a close victory as they defeated the Gators 63-59.


Despite the win, however, head coach Tom Izzo was happy that his team came out victorious, but wasn't satisfied with how they played.

Izzo should be upset with his team, as they did everything they could to give the game away. With a one-possession game coming down to its final seconds, Michigan State nearly turned the ball over before Spartans wing ​Kyle Ahrens luckily came away with the rock and threw down the game-winning dunk. 


Florida came back from 12 points down in the second half to pull within one possession with 3:24 left, but couldn't pull even. The Gators then came within two with 1:18 left, and after a ​Spartans turnover, Florida missed the game-tying shot.

Despite shooting 51 percent while Florida shot 36.5 percent, the Spartans failed to pull away from a team that should've been an easy non-conference win for them. It's easy to understand why Izzo was mad, and if you're a Spartans fan, it's worrisome for future road games against better opponents. 


If Michigan State seriously wants to contend down the line, they need to cut down the turnovers big time.