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Michigan State vs. St. Cloud State
Date Friday, Nov. 2
Time 8:30 p.m. ET
Location East Lansing, Mich. | Breslin Center
Internet Streaming BTN.com
Radio Spartan Sports Network (Will Tieman, Gus Ganakas, Matt Steigenga)
What are you looking for in the game tonight?
Me I'm hoping to see a little more flow in the half court sets, especially with the big men down low. Nix and Payne never really got going last game. We're going to have a significant size advantage on most nights when those two start and we need to take advantage of that. Pound the ball down low.
Costello? Is he going to play tonight? I sure hope so. I know everyone is dying to see the kid in real action. Has anything official been released on that?
Appling & Harris. Both played pretty well last game. Keith with the facilitating and Gary with his all around game. I'd like to see them attack a little more on offense with the dribble drive. Will also be watching Keith's jumpshot. Does he aggressively look for it? Is there any hesitation when he's open? I still would like to see a little more arc on it than what I saw in the game against Northwood.
Dawson. Can he put back to back impressive performances together? Also, does he have any kind of jump shot? All we've seen so far, last year and through one game this year is his game around the basket. That alone is impressive but good teams are going to sag off challenging him to shoot. Does he have any kind of mid range game. If he does, SkyNet becomes that much more ustoppable.
Valentine. Every single times he gets the ball, I scoot up in my seat a little and wait for something special to happen. He's going to be a fun player to watch develop.
Byrd & Kearney. After disappointing games against Northwood, it would be great to see them both rebound and have productive games. Brandan's D is always going to be there but Russell has to start hitting some jumpers. He's somewhat of a one trick pony and that's his trick.
Trice. He's starting to remind me a lot of a young Drew Neitzel on offense. I'd like to see them run some similar plays for him that we ran for Drew. Double screens, hi low screens...anything to get him open for that money jumper.
Beat the Habs!
Is there a replay scheduled on BTN?
Tuesday Nov 6th at 1:30pm on tBTN.
This post was edited by JackTa1kThai 20 months ago
Since it will be another week before we get to see Costello suit up, I really would like to see Byrd and Nix have great games.
If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
- Kurt Vonnegut
I'd like to see Nix get a bit more confidence and stop traveling.
You're in college. The window of opportunity to drink and do drugs and take advantage of young girls is getting smaller by the day.
Is BTN streaming the game?
Someone put up a link to some stream for the last game but can't recall what/where it was. Anyone recall the details? I dread attempting to use the obtuse search function around here.
I believe it was Plate of Shrimp who got the link first, hopefully we can get another working link for those who don't pay.
It's listed in the "Live Event Guide" box in the middle of the page on http://video.btn.com/allaccess/
I assume it costs something since it says "Premium" on it.
this may be a link to watch it live for free, but the "btdn_05" part could be 01 to 07
also if your computer can't handle the high quality link you can change 2500 to 1200 or 800 for lower quality
This post was edited by RobInge Hood 20 months ago
They have a nice campus as well. Although I would've liked to experience it while not lugging hockey equipment across it.
Edit: in response to Moose
This post was edited by Rogue Leader 20 months ago
youngblood96/viggo martyr/jargon: tRCMB's answer to Vidkun Quisling and Fred Phelps.
I expect MSU to pull this one out for a win.
I did pay. Yet Plate of Shrimp's link was of a higher quality than the BTN feed I paid for.
Makes one angry.
Missed the Northwood game. Good to know that there's a free stream out there.
Effron is going to slice our D up.
Things I'm looking to see in the game tonight:
- Will Izzo keep subbing in "lines" or will he sub closer to what he might do against UConn in Germany? I am interested is seeing a few more lineups together to see what works well.
- Personally, i'd like to see more offensive sets run for Dawson to see what he is going to offer us in the way of offensive production in halfcourt sets. Obviously, he's going to be a beast in the open court and on the backboards but we need to see what the halfcourt offense is going to be this year besides dumping it in the the post.
- More time for the Freshman. Better decisions by Valentine and Kearney than last game.
- Appling jumpers within the flow of the offense.
- Continued solid play from Harris.
So I just saw that Kentucky played Northern the last night and beat them by 32 points. They played only 6 guys so the starters were out there the whole time. Dumbe lit them up for 25 points. I feel even better about this team after seeing that. Northern is a good team and what we did to them in the second half was pretty impressive considering we were running 10 guys out there and Izzo was shuffling lineups like crazy.
This post was edited by Btothejizer 20 months ago
Playing only 6 guys in the first exhibition game of the season. That's as good a reason as any to hate Kentucky basketball.
Well they aren't paying those guys to sit the bench...
....and not sure if they really played Northern! ;)
Izzo is looking for more from Payne and Nix. He also wants Byrd to take some 3's. Most importantly, he wants the team to run, run, run. Appling and Trice need to push the pace.
This post was edited by Spartyshannon 20 months ago
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