Mike Lantry, 1972
At :14 "Half my team was on the bench half the game. And I'm getting sick of that."
At :25 "Give us credit. We played hard at times and then half my team's on the bench. Dawson. Valentine. They're playing with 3 fouls and 4 fouls. So I really got my team back but I didn't really get my team back 'cause none of them were out there playing."
At :54 "We were tired. I think there's no doubt that Payne and Appling played way too many minutes and that's because I didn't have anybody else because I had everybody in foul trouble."
At 1:30, in response to a question about what he liked and didn't like in terms of getting his team in sync for the postseason. "I didn't like the way all my guys were on the bench. I didn't like the way we were playing afraid to foul, afraid to move."
At 2:00 "They drove the ball, we couldn't keep them in front of us. But like I said I've got Dawson and I've got two of my best defenders on the bench."
At 3:07 "Rebounding and fouls were very one sided for Ohio State."
At 3:14 "Dawson didn't play at all the first half. And so there's one of our best rebounders. And because he didn't play, they were driving us. Our guys got paranoid to even look at them crossways."
At 4:17 "We had some guys that just couldn't guard. And my guys that could guard were on the bench."
At 4:55 "We need to play guys and play them at the same position. Example would be BJ switch four. BJ's (Dawson) is out of the game three quarters of the game. So we had to change in the huddle."
At 6:05 "You know, I watch the North Carolina last night and they play with 2 fouls and boom, the guy gets his third and they play him and his fourth and the game's over. And you know, when you got two guys in that position. So I guess we foul too much. And we're gonna have to do a better job 'cause Denzel was having a hell of a game and he plays 18, 19 minutes. It's not the team we practice with all week."
At 7:29 "If any of you guys from Ohio think this is the old smashmouth Michigan State team, you're kidding yourself. We're not that team. We haven't been that team for awhile and as I say, my two guys that were were Payne and Dawson and Dawson spent his whole day on the bench."
Mistersuits posted a bracket projection a couple of days ago and I thought it might be good to have a single thread where people could post their contributions to the genre.
Mine is more or less the current Massey rankings turned (I hope) into a rule-conforming bracket. I'm mostly posting it because I'm amazed at how many interesting matchups I got without moving anyone off their natural seed and with minimal movement within the seed lines off the desired s-curve:
- possible 2nd round Harvard/Michigan (needs no explanation)
- UCLA/St. John's (Lavin)
- Dayton/Xavier (byobracket doesn't allow movement of the play-in games from the default regions, as far as I can tell, but I would put this in the east under Villanova so the winner would be in the Cincinnati/Toledo/Pitt pod)
- Louisville/Eastern Kentucky
- Creighton/Nebraska share a pod
- And lots of former conference rivals separated in this year's restructuring meeting early: Louisville/Syracuse, Villanova/Cincinnati/Pittsburgh.
Last I heard, the NCAA hadn't decided what they would do if Dayton were one of the last four at-large teams. My guess is that they'd slide them up and out of the play-in game instead of giving them home court (and wouldn't tell us that's what they'd done), but I'm not giving up Xavier at Dayton without a fight. If you live around here, you understand.
Anybody else have one?
Can't blame the injuries anymore, so he turns to the refs. We're only 30 games in to the new rules now. You'd think his team was playing with a completely different, more harsh rules than every other team is by listening to his interview. Time to adjust, Tommy.
(Again, can't embed, if anyone else could for the board that'd be great.)
"Tom Izzo just had to be pulled away from an OSU fan taunting him. He didn't lunge but there were words and he was yanked away."
Most of the stuff that Ohio fans say is pretty vulgar but you have to restrain yourself as a coach. I'm sure that Beilein has had stuff twice as bad said to him being Michigan's coach but he just walks away.