Originally Posted by Assembly Hall
There are a lot of Wisky fans out there that think Bo is holding his horses back. But it is hard to argue with a philosophy that at the end of the year you look at the standings and the Badgers are close to top all the time. However I also think that although Wisconsin's style is very successful in the B1G it doesnt work as well in the NCAA. The same isnt true for MSU. Izzy's style has been successful in the tournament.
I don't like playing Wisconsin but I do respect their style of play. It isn't about holding the ball late in the shot clock it is about moving the ball and making the other team guard for a full 30+ seconds. Its about making a team spend a lot of energy on defense and about creating mismatches with bigs who can shoot the outside shot. I think Bo has done a heck of a job at Wisconsin.
IMO the reason it doesn't work in the tournament is its too had for that style to work 6 games in a row. When your not playing games at home and playing in big dome arenas once you start to miss shots your doomed. The sure fire way to beat Wisconsin is to get an early substantial lead on them or have them miss shots. If Wisky plays their style of basketball it takes a damn good team to beat them.
As for MSU they play a beat you up style of basketball but will score with the best of them. One ironic thing about Izzo is he has been to a ton of Final 4's but only championship came when Martin broke his leg.