They were also preseason #1 in the country and when it's all said and done, will be right there playing for a Final Four.MSU just knows the game so much better. They know what to look for. They know how to execute based on what the defense is doing. They know their strengths and how to use them. Illinois doesn't do any of this.
You can keep shooting obviously but quality shots... mid range and flowing to the hoop. Not 25 feet with a contender in your face when the clock has 8 seconds left.You can't just stop shooting. You have to believe the next one is going in. If you don't, you're playing the wrong sport.
It could work if you had a couple forwards that could play. We have two centers, 5 guards, and almost nothing elseGetting Ayo threw Frazier's game off. Getting Kofi threw Giorgi's game off. No way I'm saying we didn't want Ayo and Kofi. I'm saying Underwood needs to make it work.