Trash talk has been around since Naismith hung his first peach basket. And while a little jabber is fun now and again, there’s a time and place. Senior center Derrick Nix was recently quoted as saying that his #4-ranked Michigan State Spartans were underrated in comparison to the publicity that the #1-ranked Indiana Hoosiers are receiving nationally. Indiana visits East Lansing tonight.
“I don’t know if it’s us as players, I don’t know if it’s Michigan State, I don’t know what it is. I just feel like none of us get credit. (Indiana’s Victor) Oladipo is no different than (Branden) Dawson. Dawson’s not on the draft board, Oladipo is in the top 15.
“Payne is 6-10, can do everything that (Cody) Zeller can do. He’s not on the draft board, Zeller is in the top 5. I mean, I can do everything Reggie Johnson from Miami can do. He’s on draft boards, I’m not. Keith (Appling) can do everything Trey Burke can do. Trey Burke’s in the top 5, Keith’s not. Gary (Harris) can do everything