Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, February 6, 2016
Look around the Big Ten, and one would struggle to find a more improved player than Matt Costello.
The Michigan State senior forward nearly is averaging a double-double (9.8 points & 8.3 rebounds) — he has four in Big Ten play and six on the season, if you were curious. No doubt, Costello is enjoying the new role and all of his success.
A couple weeks ago, if you remember, Costello bear-hugged and twirled Tom Izzo after he was taken out of the game in the final seconds of a big victory vs. Maryland. Saturday, the Spartans' double-double machine came up with a steal-and-dunk sequence that pretty much put the 89-73 rivalry win at Michigan on ice.
Costello knew it was a big play. Just look at him smile into the camera under the basket before making his way back down the court.
Still shots of Matt Costello's post-steal-and-dunk sequence. pic.twitter.com/zGO0o2u3iv— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) February 6, 2016
Costello had another big dunk earlier in the game, too.