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Smiling As He Squeezed Past A Scrum Surrounding His Coach Cheap Buccaneers Hats

Dec 2nd 2013 at 7:12 PM

New york keith appling walked down the hall toward the bus with a slight limp though he hurt most in the mouth after taking an errant elbow.Branden dawson walked slowly, too, smiling as he squeezed past a scrum surrounding his coach, who was leaning against a wall. ?Great game bj,?Hollered tom izzo. Dawson turned and smiled, then slowly walked away, ice wrapped around his feet. Gary harris Arizona Cardinals Hats took his time, too.He?D needed leg massages on the bench to fend of second-Half cramping. ?He?S Cheap Buccaneers Hats fine,?Said izzo. Still, harris slowed down in saturday?S stretch run in the coaches vs.Cancer classic final at the barclays center,.He fought through and made plays at the rim anyway. Izzo wasn?T happy with his team?S sluggish start, or it?S brain-Freeze sequence late in the game that allowed oklahoma to cut a 12-Point lead to four, but he appreciated the way his squad held on and survived. He didn?T appreciate all the foul calls in the two-Day tournament that helped turn the games into free-Throw contests.He admitted he is still trying to figure out how to prepare his team to defend with the new hand-Check rules. ?I?Ve been so paranoid about the fouls?I? ve had officialsIn (To help),?He said. ?What i?M worried about is what are we gonna teach,?Dribble in and get fouled?Is that good basketball? Izzo would like to see more consistency in the way games are called.His team was so worried about the whistle by late in the game that they struggled to keep the sooners guards in front of them.


The extra foul calls also change the way izzo subs in his players, because starters are on the bench more than he?D like?Adreian payne and dawson both sat for long stretches in the second half saturday. ?I feel bad for the officials and it is frustrating,?He said. For them.For him.For his players.For the fans, who he said want to see games in which the team?S best players aren?T saddled with foul trouble. Izzo said his team and he will adjust eventually.But he?D also like to see some rule changes to counteract the new fouling rules.The recent high scoring?Msu scored 98, 96 and now 87 in three of its first six games?Is fool?S gold, he said, and gives the wrong impression that the games have better flow. They do for periods, before they invariably grind down, as msu?S game against virginia tech did friday, pushing 2?Hours before it was over. One solution, he said, is to allow players six fouls.Another is to extend the three-Point line and widen the lane to free up space.More space, less contact.Less contact, fewer fouls. In the meantime, however, izzo plans to keep studying, keep picking the brains of officials, keep trying to calibrate his approach in the high-Scoring, high-Fouling era. Contact shawn windsor:313-222-6487 or.Follow him on twitter.

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