Tom Izzo Mar 23, 2023; New York, NY, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Tom Izzo reacts from the sideline in the game against the Kansas State Wildcats in the first half at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo has lost plenty of heartbreaking games in his storied career, but the loss to Kansas State in overtime Thursday has to rank somewhere on the list.

The veteran coach shared his thoughts after the 98-93 loss with TBS Sports’ Allie LaForce, getting in a not-so-subtle dig at Kansas State in the process.

“I’m so proud of these guys for a lot of reasons,” Izzo said. “Give (Kansas State) credit. They banged in two shot-clock 3s, and they made some big plays, but some of those plays weren’t big plays, they were lucky plays.”

While Izzo was obviously still emotional after the loss, and he did give the Wildcats some credit, saying “lucky plays” helped your opponent win is often seen as a sign of disrespect.

Basketball fans rushed to comment on Izzo’s “lucky” description.

[Barstool Sports]

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