Michigan State coach Tom Izzo apologizes to team for tough schedule

Baylor handles Michigan State (0:54)

Johnathan Motley scores 20 of his 26 points in the first half as the Baylor beat Michigan State 73-58 to advance to the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. (0:54)

Michigan State Spartans coach Tom Izzo said he did a terrible job putting together his schedule, leaving his team little time to practice and develop, following its 73-58 loss to the No. 20 Baylor Bears in the Battle 4 Atlantis on Thursday.

The No. 24 Spartans (3-3) had already lost to Arizona in Hawaii and Kentucky in New York before Thursday's loss, and they travel to Duke next week in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

"I actually apologized to my team,'' he said. "And yet, I've always played a tough schedule. ... You know what? You can take it as an excuse, you can take it as the truth, I don't give a damn. I'm telling you what I did. This ain't on them. It's on me."

Directly addressing Thursday's loss, he said: "We were moving the ball and really playing well I thought through the first half, and we quit doing that. I just think we looked awfully tired. I can accept that that's my fault, not theirs.''