12.Dec.2014 Mississippi State @ Oregon State
Early game tomorrow with a 1pm tip.
Some are calling the Beavers’ style boring. I tweeted out that I personally find it gritty, hard nosed, and refreshing…better than anything CR ever did. Wayne Tinkle reteweeted that, so he at least appreciates some fans get it. It’s only 7 games so I don’t want to get too excited about Tinkle. CR looked good early on, too. But I like the style of play, the increased moxy of the team, more defense oriented, more designed plays on offense, and the rebounding and boxing out have been phenomenal so far.. This is all good. On an individual level, I see Victor Robbins stepping up his game and complimenting Payton. Olaf is hit and miss but can mix in with those guys to help out. The point guard, MD (can’t spell his name and don’t want to look it up) needs to finish in the lane. He does a good job getting into the lane, but can’t seem to finish. If he starts making those shots suddenly the offense is not bad with four guys who can score. This means there’s possible upside to the team. Until that happens, though, they’ll have to rely on defense and effort.