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Full game for Northwestern game for those who missed the game. Impressive win against the cats. The defense played very well and i think the most relieving was that Robinson was his normal self didnt seem like the injury was slowing him down. Both Morgan and Horford have been improving and i think the last 2 games were their best games this season. Lets beat the cornhuskers on thursday. GOBLUE!
The final buzzer just sounded on BTN and for the 4th time in the last 6, Michigan has beaten ohio.
This time it was a romp.
Interesting note they kept referencing on BTN was that only 4 points scored in last year's game returned for Michigan.
The men and women both have identical overall records at 10-4.
This was Michigan's 10th win in the series. (10-49 series record)
Big road win for the wolverines. Lets hope they keep the momentum going and beat the cats. Heres to a great 2014 GO BLUE!!
The folks at Hardwood Paroxym assess Trey Burke's impact on the Jazz - the summary? Burke's play has improved the offensive efficiency of a couple of the Jazz's young players, enough so that the Jazz have gone from worrying about setting the all-time loss record when Burke was hurt to feeling good about their future...
I think everyone will agree im sick of coaching changes, MSU/OSU rooting threads and predictions for next season that are meaningless. Since basketball is well underway im sure ull enjoy watching the tournament games from last season get our minds off football for a while. It was such a magical run and the team was so much fun to watch. GO BLUE!!
To Foul or Not To Foul? That shouldn't be a question.
Imagine in football: Late in the game, an offense is driving for the game-tying TD with 30 seconds left. Out trots the FG unit. Why? Because the defense used its perogative to force the offense kick a FG. It makes no sense.
I realize that the analogy isn't exact. Teams have been using the non-intentional, intentional foul since Dr. Naismith strung up the peach baskets to give themselves a chance if behind as the game winds down. But this doesn't limit the offense. Rather, it forces the offense to make a play and not sit.
Conversely, I think the non-intentional, intentional foul when up three at the end of the game is a perversion of the competition. Using the rules to limit your offensive opponent in an unnatural way.
To remedy the situation, I propose the 1-and-1-and-1: When leading by 3 with under, say, 10 seconds to go, any foul on the ball handler in three point range (or anywhere off the ball) would result in a 1-and-1-and-1 if the offense is in the bonus. Or a 2-and-1 if the offense is in the double bonus. The free throw shooter gets a third free-throw if he makes the first two.
I think this would force the defense to "play basketball" at the end of the game rather than engaging in a loop-hole/gimmick.