[quote=“NittanyIllini, post:15, topic:874”]Part of all this is that we just match up well against both NW and “The Victors” ::).
I want to see how they do against a team like Ohio State, who poses a lot more issues due to their length and the active zone that they play.
With that said, I think Battle is the 2nd best player in the Big Ten behind Turner. He’s been able to adjust his game beautifully over the past two contests and hasn’t forced the issue, especially with his shot selection.
Switch Battle and Lucas or Battle and McCamey and both those teams, MSU and Illinois, would be better. Put Battle on OSU or Purdue…WATCH OUT.
As for Frazier, I really hope that ED gives Timmy all the run he can get with Battle at the 2-guard. Timmy’s maturation has made a huge difference IMO.[/quote]
Maybe we match up well against NW and UM. But we’ve played well in other games – including against Wisconsin – that we should have won, but didn’t. And we didn’t lose because we didn’t match up well. We lost because we didn’t know how to win (or something like that). Our record should be no worse than 7-7 right now. We should have beaten Michigan (first game) and at Wisconsin for sure. And I’ll throw in the one Illini game we had in control but let slip away. And I believe that if we won the first UM game, we’d have beaten Indiana and Iowa as well. And maybe we even pull out the second Gopher game instead of losing the way we did. Actually, the more I type the more I think we are good enough to be 8-6 right now (that should draw some heat from a couple of you-know-whos around here). And it is upsetting me thinking about it. But that’s why my confidence is high for next season.