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The Big Ten is so slow, they can't compete in the NCAA's.
and every other power conference team that MSU has beaten in the NCAA tournament in the last 10 years.
I'm sick of the same damn bullshit every year. Izzo had a great response to this during a presser in 2009.
IT'S CALLED DEFENSE PEOPLE!!!! We play physical and beat the hell out of each other, it's not hard to understand. Even in a year where our conference is the best in America we can't get any love. Where are all the "Big East and ACC are down" articles?
Pardon my french, but this article was probably written by some east coast fuck who didn't think we could run with Florida in 2000/2003, Louisville/UConn in 2009, and still hasn't learned.
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guys don't be stupid, its the scouting. Plan and simple, why was Butler and VCU so good? They used advanced scouting just like most teams in the big ten.
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So after reading that article, is he arguing that defense, scouting, and preparation are a bad thing?
Wisky set the model for flops and now half the teams use it as their defensive mentality. The use of charges prevents players from slashing and showing off their athleticism. It's not that the big 10 lacks athletes, it's that you can't see it when teams are forced to pass around the perimeter and can only score inside with big men. It also doesn't help that both teams are in the bonus around the 10 minute mark pretty consistently.
I don't think he is arguing that the BIG10 has slow players but rather the game is being played at a slow pace.
I think the 3 point shot and shot clock have reduced scoring as evidenced by the scoring average in the 60's.
How? Now teams spend 30 seconds looking for a good shot and having none are forced to heave up a bad one to beat the clock.
Does Dakich ever get tired of being wrong all the time? What a dumbass.
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They seem to overlook the days before the shot clock...when a team got a 10 point lead the game was virtually over. Double digit lead meant 4 corners, or out right stall.
Jud's teams played a lot of 50-48 games too.
Can't stand him and I was the glad to write ESPN and tell them to keep that IU homer off B1G broadcasts, especially MSU.
When the team with Cleaves won the NC, MSU was supposed to be slow and Florida was
going to run us into the ground. Cleaves said, "We're glad to play a running team, because that's what we're best at."
Sweet, I love these articles. Hope there's more. Then we can catch one or two teams sleeping in the tourney before we get to the 2nd weekend and those guys realize; oh yeah, they do haul ass up the court if you don't get back. Sup, Colorado.
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How did no one pick up calling Dakich a coach of WV for one week? He coached 7 games at IU?
Also, thank god they're talking about decreasing the shot clock - that would be such a boon to Izzo teams and would hurt wisky and scum.
"In 2002, Dakich was named head basketball coach at West Virginia University to succeed Gale Catlett. During conversations with WVU players, Dakich learned that people affiliated with the basketball program may have been guilty of NCAA recruiting rules infractions. He allegedly attempted to renegotiate a higher salary at WVU and failed, thus returning to Bowling Green as head basketball coach after only a week at WVU."
Also, he did not pass the "look test" in 2008
Michigan State dominates Indiana at the Breslin Center in East Lansing
Thank you - I wasn't aware of that.
hell, I remember in the 70s when some teams - for some reason Oregon sticks out to me but i'm probably remembering it wrong - would play games to 22-18 kind of scores by stalling when they knew they were outmatched. Happened all the time.
41-40 seems to happen once a year due to a perfect storm of suck (sick players, injuries, terrible officiating, bad shooting, etc etc) but it's all anyone ever talks about. why is that one game any more indicative of the "style" we play than beating Iowa 91-65 is?
I now agree with this bump. Don't lump MSU in with the Wisconsins of the world.
Iowa should keep it up, and MSU will continue to dominate them with more skill and more athleticism.
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What a quality bump. Yeah, Iowa's the only team that can run in the B1G.
I'm a little pissed at Iowa, really. Usually it's not until the Sweet Sixteen that coaches finally remember that you never EVER try to run with an Izzo team.
Iowas defense is failing faster than the fball teams kidneys.
"losing Caleb Benenoch is a blow that Dantonio will never recover from. Izzo has lost it as well. Hoke and Beilein own the state."
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