Wednesday, November 13, 2013
In short, there was so much NBA talent on the United Center floor Tuesday night that most people were more enamored with the fabulous freshmen and their offensive exploits. Likely lost in the shuffle was the defense that - while it might not have looked like it - made some of the offensive highlights that much more impressive.
I charted both Michigan State and Kentucky's defense, possession by possession. If things play out like many experts believe, it might not be the last time I chart a game between these two superpowers.
Here's the defensive score sheet for the game with a brief explanation at the bottom of this post:
Friday, November 8, 2013
The talk for most of the 2013-14 college basketball season will be about the next wave of fabulous freshmen and how the new "freedom of movement" rules are affecting play. What will go overlooked to a degree is the success of a team like Michigan State. With grizzled veterans and a Hall of Fame coach looking for title No. 2, the Spartans won't care about being a story in November; they'll enjoy being the center of attention in early April.
|Tom Izzo has a great shot to lead Michigan State to another title,|
its first since 2000. Will he do it? Deuce2Sports says, "Yes!" (AP)