Rush The Court, a super-fine college hoops site, is so excited for basketball being just three months away that they're doing breakdowns on many of the top teams in the land. Today's team was Michigan State. Why do I mention this? Because they have some cool things to say about MSU-Purdue that are sure to get you amped.
The snippets, for those too lazy to click through:
Most Difficult Conference Road Test: This one’s easy- the late February tilt at Purdue will be one of the most anticipated games of the entire college basketball season. Michigan State and Purdue, much like last preseason, will be the subject of much banter with regards to the expected conference champion in 2009-10. Purdue once again has nearly every main cog back for another run under coach Matt Painter led by preseason Wooden award finalists E’Twaun Moore and Robbie Hummel trying to lock up Raymar Morgan, scoring center JaJuan Johnson, defensive stalwart Chris Kramer, and point guards Keaton Grant and Lewis Jackson attempting to contain Kalin Lucas. Purdue features an intimidating home court, as well (Michigan State is well aware). This game could very well determine the conference title.
Most Anticipated Home Date: Since both the North Carolina and Texas games are on the road, and Gonzaga won’t be quite as feared as previous campaigns, the vote goes to Purdue. The Big 10 could very well be the best all-around conference in the land this season and these are the top two teams. I cannot possibly stress how huge these two February games will be.
It'll all be here before you know it, boys and girls. Big year for Purdue athletics on the horizon.