PSU hopes offense stays on attack


#1

http://www.centredaily.com/sports/story/1805273.html

Nittany Lions Take On Michigan Saturday In Ann Arbor

http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/021910aaa.html

PSU game notes

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/psu/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/weekly-release.pdf

Michigan game notes

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/mich/sports/m-baskbl/auto_pdf/bkm-release-022010.pdf


#2

Same old, same old in beating Michigan, IMO. Their starting heights are 6’3", 6’4", 6’5", 6’5" and Sims at 6’8". A 4 guard offense. If it becomes a 3 shooting contest on our part, we lose. They are tall in the perimeter defense and hard to shoot over, but small inside. If we get it inside, we accomplish two things: we use our greater size for easier baskets and we get Sims in foul trouble. With our front line at 6’7", 6’8" and 6’10", this should be obvious. If we don’t get Sims in foul trouble by doing this, he’ll kill us at the other end, and the arc will open up as we collapse to help. Michigan is the worst rebounding team in the Big 10, and by sending our bigs inside, we should also get many opportunities for putbacks…leading to more Sims fouls. UM is a big defend the arc team, like OSU. We can’t play that game. They’re small and limited inside. Expose their weakness and we win this game. Will we?