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Double team? Straight up man?
Serious discussion only please.
Can't really double him, because he's become such a great passer out of double teams. If they do decide to double, it should be with whoever is guarding Dawson.
I'm guessing we try to establish Nix early to get a couple of quickies on Seabiscuit. He doesn't like playing against guys like Nix at all. Potential mismatch for us.
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Somewhere early in the game they'll see if Plumlee can handle him by himself (probably not). After that they will probably help off of Dawson until Dawson hits shots.
Box and one.
Put Nix in the middle of the box? That might work.
They will pressure our guards out front and try to deny the passes inside. Appling better be ready!
Duke better be ready for Appling.
Probably the standard Duke defense- FLOP.
Nix needs to be aware the moment he lowers that shoulder even if its a good basketball move its going to solicit a quick flop from Duke players.
Just has to be smart and savvy while not letting the bad call get to him.
Flop like tuna on the deck.
When Nix tries to put the ball through the hoop, the Duke defenders will put their hands up and try to stop the ball from going through the hoop.
This post was edited by Ned Stark 13 months ago
I really don't think Plumlee can handle him alone...they'll have to double him. For Duke to win they will have to hit their 3's and force MSU to live from the perimeter. Of course whether they can do that remains to be seen.
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I think this post nailed it....
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foul him out
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Nigel went out of his way to fight with me to get a thread locked that simply asked an honest question about trying to stop the opposing teams best player. This is his retaliation thread. Lol. So sad trying to garner attention. His only means of gaining attention is to fight with those he envies. So insecure. Such a little man.
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You can say that again
2 early flops called charges on him will sit him for the rest of the first half. Count on it. And then an early call in the 2nd half to give him his 3rd. Duke's bigs got in awful foul trouble against Creighton. Expecting the opposite tonight.
Double team but that is good for us - he can then kick it out to a open Payne or Harris. Nix has to play smart and don't cause unnecessary turnovers. If he does Izzo will sit him.
Nigel is so mad bro
Harris needs to hit his threes tonight on the kick out.
This post was edited by Tanfan 13 months ago
I agree. Teams that haven't doubled Nix get burned.
I think if MSU can get the ball inside to Nix, Duke is going to have some problems. Run the offense through him.
Really, best they're going to do is try to run Plumlee and gas him or force a lot of contact on both ends and get him in foul trouble. Nix is NOT going to want to go home, so cheap fouls are probably the only way to contain him.
I feel good about this game. I think Duke is going to have to be red hot with 3's and/or need a lot of whistles to win.
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If Duke doubles Nix with Harris' man, it won't end well for Duke.
Whaaa, Whaaaaa mods ban tanny, he made a thread about the opposing player. It was a set up for later. whaaaaaaa. I hate tanfan. I hate tanfan all he does is antagonize the boners. (Even though many thought the the question was legitimate and had another author started the thread you wouldn't see nigel and duffy all butthurt).
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