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To be fair, Green was pretty hefty when he started at MSU...maybe they have some old "tape".
Green probably still looks "hefty" relative to the long, skinny athletes I'm assuming LIU has.
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They probably have real, actual "tape," and not DVDs.
Confident yes, ignorant about your #1 seed opponent NO
BYU playing a zone helped them pull that game out after being down 25. If BYU does not go to that zone, they lose that game. That was the only thing they had to slow Iona down, then Iona got impatient with that zone and started turning the ball over.
This I don't see why they think it would be a good idea to talk negative about MSU. I get being confident, even having swag to the point of thinking they can win, but why would they come out and try to diss MSU. Someone needs to remind them who's the 1 & who is the 16 seed.
Remind yourself. Nobody built like you, you design yourself.
Or if you feel you have a perceived advantage and strategy against an obviously superior opponent, why would you broadcast it?
Plus 1 for 'bird brains.'
That would be DeShawn Simms.
What's up with all these little teams trying to talk shit? Play hard and know your role.
"If you're worried about Wolverine fans, just move to Pasadena. You'll never have to deal with 'em."
Will a 16-seed ever topple a 1 in NCAA tournament? LIU-Brooklyn Blackbirds think time is now
Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 9:27 PM Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 9:41 PM
DAVID JONES, The Patriot-News By DAVID JONES, The Patriot-News
COLUMBUS, Ohio – It has to happen sooner or later. The Long Island Blackbirds figure why not them and why not now?
That would be a No. 16-seed winning a game in the NCAA tournament. The Blackbirds figure they are the perfect candidates. They've been here before – just last year. They have an opponent more complementary to their style than last year.
While Michigan State isn't exactly Wisconsin as far as slug-it-out basketball, the Spartans play in a league that's as slow as any in the nation. And LIU-Brooklyn's players, especially springy 6-7 forward Jamal Olasewere and lithe 6-7 Julian Boyd, wonder if the Spartans can take the heat.
“Michigan State, they have 6-10, 6-9, 6-7,” said Olasewere. “Most of their bigs are heavy-set. With me and Julian, with the mobility of us, I've said they couldn't catch us with our quickness and speed.
“I guess you could say that's kind of the plan going in – to put them out, me and Julian trying to create it and hopefully that will work.”
The big question for LIU-Brooklyn: Can its bigs hang physically in the stretches where MSU manages to turn it into a halfcourt match with Big Ten player of the year Draymond Green, Derrick Nix and Adreian Payne?
“It's one of the biggest keys to the game,” said Long Island coach Jim Ferry, a guy who earned his chops in Division II and III before coming to LIU a decade ago.
“Not only do they have to match the intensity, you have to do it by being very smart because they can't get in foul trouble. It's not only Draymond, it's Payne, it's Nix, it's all the guys.
“They're a physical, big, aggressive basketball team. Our kids are pretty tough. We're strong. We play hard. We've just got to make sure we play smart.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio loves to giddyup. LIU (25-8),...
When will these idiots learn that the reason we don't run in the B1G is because everyone tries to slow it down against us? They know getting into a track meet with MSU is a losing proposition.
The RCMB...is one of the most awful, alarming, inappropriate, disgusting, and offensive msg boards in the history of the internet.
I would say by about 11:30 tonight.
Why I'm going this far in-depth on a 16 seed is beyond me, but here are some of their losses:
@ Hofstra- 89-71
@ Old Dominion 77-69
@ PSU 77-68
@ Iona 100-84
@ Columbia 63-53
@ Monmouth 106-78
I love playing one dimensional teams. They have to play their bread and butter to perfection. We can adjust and play any style or pace, and if we can get them to adjust to us, they're screwed. LIU is putting added pressure on themselves. I think they will come out nervous and we will pounce and feed on their mistakes. I want to see us jump out to a big lead so they panic and start hoisting threes.
When you can't mach the physicality of your opponet the only thing that's left is to try to get into their head and make them do stupid things they normally wouldn't do.
They LOST to Penn Staaaate? Hmmm, couldn't run in Happy Valley?
I think they'll be supprised how fast our 'large' guys are and how hard they HIT...
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This. If we get a decent size lead early, its going to force everything they do. Not only will they have to run even more, but they will be forced to take worse shots, and more 3's. Then we can grab the board....outlet to Appling....2 points. Lather, rinse, repeat
I fully expect a "they move better than we thought" afterwards.
I recall a friend of a friend who started at LB for a MAC school that played a game @florida in the late 90s. They actually thought they could attack the edges a bit, up until what appeared to be big tubs of goo at D tackle ran down what they thought was their running back.
What really kills me it that if you never watch the B1G you don't know that it's a VERY bad idea to try to run on any of the top teams. We've all got burners who can run the floor and the preferred game is a running game (except for the Bad-gers that is).
MSU, tOSU, IU, and Prudon't all want to run on their opponent.
It's just that in Conferance games, nobody is stupid enough to let that happen.
When B1G teams get in the tourney, everyone is supprised when a B1G can run... and wants to. Supprise: you're going to get beat if you let the top B!G teams run. (except for the Bad-gers - and even they can run on occasion )
And then there's Izzo sandbagging, feeding the ignorant, with "oh geez, the teams in this bracket are so athletic..." (Back of wrist to forehead)
Yeah, with Izzo it's coachspeak, otherwise I'm getting tired of every team being described as "long" and/or "athletic." You mean Division 1 basketball programs recruit good athletes with size? You don't say.
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