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Comment 16 Mar 2012

Must play better Saturday! Gonzaga reminds me of a quicker MSU. We, by the way, turned it over nearly 10 times on break opportunities! That is our major weakness-spent the 2nd half of the season playing only halfcourt basketball!

 

Comment 11 Mar 2012

Michigan State is a better team because they make things happen. Everyone on here harps on shooting; however, they were +14 from turnovers turned into points. Spartans use secondary and fast break points to make the difference in the game.  We are capable of doing that also, but someone in midseason turned this team into a totally half court team. Good teams make things happen!

Comment 04 Mar 2012

Buckeyes will win if they do not fall into the same type of game they started playing in the middle of the season. Early in the season was exemplified with great passing, fast breaks and secondary breaks. Somewhere in the middle of the season they started to walk the ball up the floor and offense stagnated. Defensively with m/m -a team is only as good as the weakest defenders. Purdue opened that can of worms with screens to take advantage of our weakest defenders. Slam dunks ensued. Good teams make things happen. For example, turnovers should result in fast break points often. Huge rebounding advantage should also create fast break or secondary break points. Against Northwestern we had a huge advantage in rebounding, yet often, rebounders rubbed the ball after a rebound. Not good enough! Full court pressing has been token ball denial and quick fall back since our slowest cannot cover. Some zone should be mixed in with man as Indiana chose to do. Freshman will be needed down the road. Zeller and Burke have played well as freshman. Kentucky plays a freshman lineup every year!