Izzo is a pretty good coach I hear....expect a HEAVY dose of zone. BU and staff have got to figure a way for the high post to get ball and create, not just dump down to roaming low post player. Overall zone offense is far too stagnant...how about some back cuts with some pick/screens for some easy dunks by down side roaming player...simple 15 ft shots from high post...make a couple of those and everything frees up...
MSU 72-ILLINI 61 (zone will cost us again unfortunately) I want to be wrong here
After we beat Minnesota to go to 8-2, I looked at the next 5 games and said we could easily end up 8-7.Gotta win this one or we could very well spiral into a 5 game losing streak. MSU has been trending in the opposite direction of Maryland lately, so I think we can do this.
Great observation he hates zone and does not play itI understand throwing out something (zone) that the team you will be playing struggles with. But I’ve seen the Spartans play quite a bit under izzo, has he ever run zone? I literally can’t recall one possession of zone ever from him.
Just one more regular season loss this season, btw. We’ve been through this already.The guy who said Illini could end up 8-7 was looking at the schedule and saw a possible outcome. No one wants that to happen but it;s a possibility. Before the 5 game stretch i would have been okay with 2 of 5. Now i will take 1 win. Of course, i want them to win more but these are NOT easy games, 2 on the road. The Illini know this a big game. Will they come out tight or use the crowd and adrenaline to their favor?
A 4 game losing streak vs a 3 game losing streak on the line. This one is going to be intense.