This time, the meeting comes with a Sweet 16 bid on the line. The No. They're quick. But they also can throw the ball inside. They also have 3-point shooting. That's why they have the record that they have.
But we feel like, when you look at Michigan State versus Maryland, versus Penn State, versus Nebraska, when you go right on through our league, what it does is prepare you for different styles.
Some teams play man. Some teams mix it a little bit more. Some teams are a little more deliberate.
Some teams play faster. They can go fast -- you look at the Auburn game and, the championship game.
And that was as up and down and athletic a game as I've seen in a long time. But they can also play half court.
They've got a great coach. And they've got intelligent players that share the ball. I think it's one of the things that's impressed me the most about them, they have really good players with big reputations, but everybody seems to put winning above everything else and move the ball.
And that's why they're still playing. They play a different, unique style. They really run the court. For us to get going, we are going to need to make our shots to start the game.
That's unique within its own right. We just have to realize it's a tough conference to play in, as well as the Big Ten.
They've been battling all year long, as well as we have. We know it is going to be a physical game.
They play a physical kind of basketball like we do. It is going to be a lot of fun tomorrow.
I'm really looking forward to it. In the Big Ten season, towards the end of the year, each team has each other figured out.
They have each other locked in, the personnel. So it's a little harder at the end of the Big Ten season. It will be nice to play another team from a different conference.
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I think both teams are really well-prepared for this in terms of the battles we've had throughout the course of the season. Like Joe said, it is nice to play teams from other conferences because at this point teams from the Big Ten know each other so well.