Here are a couple quotes from Michigan State's Tom Izzo pertaining to NMSU. You can listen to the whole press conference here.
"New Mexico State is a dangerous team. I say that because what I didn't know about them lastnight that I know about them now is they have a kid named Gillenwater and McKines. One only played in a quarter or a third of their games and one played in a little more than half the games and they are two of maybe their four best players so some of those losses early that were a little lopsided to UCLA they didnt have two of their best players. They have great guard play and great 3-point shooting, shooting 38 percent from the 3 and they take a lot of them. They are very athletic and it's a concern because at times, the 3-point shot is what makes the difference between upsets and not-upsets. As well as I thought we played the other day against Minnesota defensively, those couple 3s are what hurt us in the end."
Izzo says his teams don't face many pressing teams but do the Aggies really want to press Kalin Lucas? He also compared Gibson to Penn State's Taylor Battle. He said he doesn't know the WAC like he does other leagues across the country and he's very impressed with Gillenwater as a player, he couldn't find a comparison player in the Big Ten.
More Izzo videos and player videos here (including Izzo breading down aggies):
Video of Izzo's press conference here---doesn't take so long to download. This is MSN State News (student newspaper---when i was a student there---long, long ago):
You will find interesting articles, videos, and post there as well as the Lansing State Journal:
Jason, I just listened to the whole Tom Izzo press conference (45 min). It was very interesting and maybe a few things to be learned from a great coach. Thanks for the link.
Message to Aggies...don't let this guy blow too much smoke your way. The Spartans are lickin' their chops and thinking the Aggies are some hick team from some place you need a passport to get to.
OK....enough. I have been listening to the Izzo press conference after following the link you provided. Is it impossible for the MSU coach and "journalists" to say "New Mexico State"? I guess we can hope they are preparing for the lobos. Maybe Jason should start referring to MSU as "Michigan" in all of his articles.
Read this... scroll to #30
Being a MSU Alum I have watch a number of the Spartan games this year and remarked to several of my friends that I thought, with Wendel and Troy, that we (Aggies) would match up pretty well with the Spartans and maybe even beat them. Good Luck Aggies!!!
PS: In the long (45 min) Izzo press conference, one of the reporters near the end called us New Mexico State. :)
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