I come to this board on the morning of a big game…perhaps the biggest game of this team’s season, and I get threads on Chinese mothers and stacks of paper. (no offense kid…OK…OFFENSE)
Just thought I would start something fresh up for each game, sort of like NationsBuilder’s “We have a game tonight” thread from Purdue.
Try to stay positive, but this is not a “positive” thread per se. So you can say what’s on yout mind.
Battle will again be tested by a solid in-your-face defender in freshman Keith Appling. I hope the refs give the benefit of the doubt to the senior playing at home over the freshman and Appling will find the pine early and often in this game. But then again…
Marshall needs to show up again today. What I would like to see is Jermaine create for others. When he slashes to the lane, look for the open man underneath or an open Battle at the 3-point line.
Jones or DJ or Brooks will have to find a way to guard or just plain contain Draymond Green. He gets going and it could be lights out for the Nits very quickly in this one.
MSU’s free throw percentage is lacking in games this year. Izzo says they’ve been doing better in practice this week, but in a game on the road, we’ll see.
I really feel the Nits can pull this one out, seeing that this collection of kids has beaten MSU at the Breslin before. So the fear factor for the Nits hopefully won’t even be a factor.