Halftime: Louisville 23, MSU 18
Ah yes, freedom from that grotesque basketball we saw in Columbus on Sunday. A free-flowing, up-and-down display of athleticism and grace. Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Sometimes you just have nights like that. And if Louisville keeps hitting like that, MSU may not be able to do much about it. Still, overall, MSU is doing what it wanted to do on defense. But offensively? Yes, very good defense from the Cards. The press isn't doing much but MSU isn't doing anything to the press. The zone is active and the Spartans are working for everything. But way too many times, the Spartans are opting not to work for it, and putting up ill-advised, off-balance jump shots instead. If that doesn't change, MSU's going home early.