- Oct 4, 2004
What advantages does Izzo have at MSU that Painter doesn't have? Besides Izzo having turned MSU into a perennial FF contender?That has been the point. Matt Painter is at a disadvantage at Purdue that the coaches he is being compared to don’t have.
Cinderella runs happen all the time in the tournament. Very rarely does it lead to more tournament success for those coaches.
I think they're in a very similar situation to Purdue when comparing the MSU/UM and PU/IU situation.
Facilities: I like Mackey better than the Breslin Center. Mackey is definitely louder. Probably a draw. However, I can't speak to the training facility, locker room, player lounge, etc.
Exposure: Advantage MSU (both B10, lot of TV exposure, etc but MSU gets the higher profile preseason match-ups).
Recruiting base: Advantage Purdue: Closer to Indy and Chicago
History: MSU, mostly due to Izzo
Reputation: MSU: again, mostly due to Izzo, although the MSU Bball program and athletic Dept in general have had a lot of black eyes.