GameNight: Louisville vs Michigan St

March 29th, 2009
Mar 29 2009 - 2:20pm

Louisville dominated Arizona like the Wildcats were a D2 team. But Michigan St is a much more sound team, that will try and control the pace and defend with purpose. In Louisville's 5 losses, the game was played at a slow place and the Cards never topped 64 points (51, 54, 55, 57, and 64). That's pretty much the recipe for Michigan St, control the pace, make Louisville beat you in the half-court, and hope for the best.

 

Matchup Comparison

 

#1 Louisville

 

#2 Michigan St

 

 

 

Andre McGee

Senior has had weak season, and is glorified role player at this point.

 

PG

 

Kalin Lucas

Gus Johnson knows Lucas is the "Big Ten Player of the Year!!" The engine behind MSU's sucess.

 

 

Jerry Smith

Capable of heating up every few weeks. Had a big game against Arizona, but MSU plays much better D.

SG

Travis Walton

On the floor to pass the ball and defend.

Terrence Williams

One of the most versatile players in the country. Capable of a triple-double on a good night.

G/F

Raymar Morgan

Never really got into flow with injury issues, and has been virtually invisible. Perhaps his day to break out?

 

Earl Clark

Physical specimen runs the floor, rebounds, and D's. Has been much more consistent.

 

F

Delvon Roe

Freshman never really showed up against Kansas, and should top out at 20 minutes.

Samardo Samuels

Plays well against teams with smaller bigs, but Hill might be too touch.

 

C

Goran Suton

MVP of Kansas game kept MSU alive in first half when rest of team struggled. Can even hit outside shots here and there.

Reserves

Edgar Sosa

Not great, but coming off very solid performance against UofA.

PGs

Korie Lucious

Lucas & Walton are both PG's, so Lucious rarely gets much time. But he's far from a scrub.

Preston Knowles

Can come off the bench and hit threes here and there.

 

Wings

Chris Allen/Durrell Summers

Michigan St excels when these guys run the floor and hit threes.

 

Terrence Jennings

Capable big would put up solid numbers with more minutes.

Bigs

Gray/Green/Ibok

FR Draymond Green has emerged in the 2nd half of the season as a solid 15-20 mpg guy.

(The wrong chart was posted at first this morning. Has since been corrected. Who do you think will win? Vote below: