The difference though is that the Boilermakers game against the Buckeyes was an instant classic. The over/under total for the game is listed at 148 points.
"Michigan State's going to do the same", Mathias said, "so sharpen your pencils a little bit, as Coach Paint says". They get back at it on Saturday for a massive showdown with No. 4 Michigan State.
Texas Tech has a five-game winning streak, and it has also won 11 consecutive home games.
Miles Bridges would have been a lottery pick had he left for the National Basketball Association after his freshman season. The Hawkeyes play faster than anyone in the Big Ten. On the next possession, he hit a jumper, giving him 21 points for the game and knotting the score at 59 with 5:23 to go.
Most of the positives that Michigan State did can be seen and evaluated by looking through the stat-lines. Finding a way to slow down the trio was tough for any opponent but even more so for the Spartans and their unexpectedly depleted front court. And the Spartans added freshmen Xavier Tillman and Jaren Jackson Jr. Prior to that, MSU had won seven straight against the Boilermakers. In fact, he's averaging 7.4 during the winning streak and can really knock down the three-pointer. And this has at times of late looked like a exhausted and worn-down team, as perhaps the off-court headlines have taken a toll.
Carsen Edwards scored 14 for the Boilermakers. In an extremely high-scoring affair, Iowa fell shy of knocking off the No. 4 Spartans in their last game, losing a 96-93 affair. The Boilermakers host Minnesota on Thursday night to begin a closing stretch of four of six games at home, where they are 10-2. He's also third in rebounding with 9.0 per game. The Breslin Center will be rocking and an emotional Tom Izzo, honoring Jud Heathcote, will help spark his team to a big win. "He comes off a lot of down-screens hard, you've got to be on his footsteps at all times", Winston said. The senior guard has hit 47 three-pointers this season and leads the team with 36 steals.
Kenny Goins and Gavin Schilling were the unsung heroes for Michigan State.
Painter said that in the moment he figured Ohio State accounted nearly entirely for Purdue's relative struggles - and it should be noted that Purdue did do enough on offense to lead by more than a dozen with 10 minutes left - but saw something different on film. Ward and Haas will more than likely be matched up on each other because they both play around the basket. (Vincent Edwards) missed a handful of those layups he normally makes and I had a handful of wide-open threes I normally make. Not to make too much of a very normal scheduling occurrence, but I'm curious to see how teams attack Ohio State differently the second time through. He's going to have to use that to his advantage. However, they must first avoid a letdown tonight as they take on a struggling Iowa team.
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Matt Haarms is the big body for Purdue that is a force every time he plays.
Edwards scored 28 points on 13 shots against the Buckeyes, and connected on four of his seven 3-point attempts. Maybe more important, he hustled around screens and played tireless defense against one of the country's most risky shooting teams. "We're two totally different teams, but they're a better team and so are we".
Per usual the Spartans' collective toughness is a defining characteristic, especially so now that post depth has gone from fatal flaw last season to consistent luxury now.
"We've had an incredibly resilient group, and we're going to have to hope that continues", Holtmann said. They have a nice balance of upper and underclassmen. Keep your eye on freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV, who is averaging 11.5 points per night.
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