Found March 20, 2013 on Fox Sports Detroit:
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Michigan States NCAA tournament game against Valparaiso on Thursday (12:15 p.m. EDT tip-off) will seem as if its being played inside-out at times. Spartans power forward Adreian Payne (6-foot-10, 240 pounds) will be defending Crusaders forward Ryan Broekhoff (6-7, 215) out beyond the 3-point arc much of the time. Broekhoff, an Australian, averages six 3-pointers per game and leads Valpo with 15.9 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. Ryans kind of a unique player for us, Crusaders coach Bryce Drew said. Hes kind of a perimeter player, but he plays some of the floor for us. "Weve seen all types of matches. Weve seen the five man on him. Weve seen the one man on him. So well have to wait and see how Michigan State matches up. Break Broekhoff and you break Valpo. What I love about him most is, he just loves to compete, he loves to win, Drew said, As you can see, he doesnt have the biggest frame ... doesnt have a lot of pounds on him. "But he is our...

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