he grew a beard
I know there was a post a few days ago, but a friendly reminder that Mitch McGary's game wil be on ESPN at 4:00 today. Will be a good test for Mitch as he faces 6'11" Nerlens Noel (#2 in 2013 Class)
Also Nik Stauskas played earlier on ESPNU, but I missed the game, so if anyone has an update please post it.
Title explains it all. Awesome to see him hit that.
Northwestern leads MSU 39-37 at half
FSU up by 28 on UNC
Baylor up by 15 on Oklahoma State
First off, that was just a disaster to watch. The first half was enough to make your eyes bleed. The offense was so disjointed.
*Smot is the embodiment of a guy with no confidence. You knew the ball was not going in we he released it. He looked tenative and terrible handling the ball. I hope this gets fixed.
*Iowa fans do not like Novak, I could hear them complaining every time Novak got the ball. He was good in his role today and I was happy with him.
*The arena was pretty quiet and this was far from a hostile environment. This was not the away game to drop. Just a mess.
*Trey was dwarfed by Marble and I was really missing Morris. I don't know the answer against big guards because he just got bodied.
*The officiating was so inconsistent Iowa fans were bitching as well. It made no sense. I simply gave up.
So, with the basketball game coming up on Tuesday against MSU, I was chatting with some co-workers who happen to be State fans/grads about rivalries. We all know who the big dog is for us in football at least: Ohio. My question to you all is does this rivalry translate to the other sport's or is there another more meaningful game on the calendar?
To me, I want to beat Ohio in everything obviously, but I think MSU might be the bigger rival when it comes to basketball and hockey, and I claim to know nothing about our baseball or other sports' rivals. Agree? Disagree? Blasphemy? Discuss.
Men's basketball tips off against Iowa at 1:00 today on the B1G network. Michigan has the better team, but that has been the case for several years, and Iowa has been pesky. Dylan(by way of Ken Pomeroy) has Michigan winning by 4 http://www.umhoops.com/2012/01/13/game-18-michigan-at-iowa-preview/#more-24200 ,
He also points out that Iowa barely shoots from downtown at all...I'm thinking woot 1-3-1?
Vegas likes Michigan by a field goal. Beilein says Iowa is going to try to get out and run, and that Michigan will have to play significantly better than Iowa to win on the road(why does that sound familiar?)http://www.umhoops.com/2012/01/13/video-notes-quotes-john-beilein-previews-iowa/
My personal take: Iowa has serious Multiple Personality Disorder, as evidenced by their Wisky/Minny road wins vs their baby seal impersonation against those two SU schools who celebrated when Nebraska joined the conference(because they finally have a school to look down on).
That red-headed kid Aaron White is pretty good, and Basabe is still there, but I dont really think either one is ready to keep up with Novak, the Notorious SMOTRYCZ or Morgan. If Stu can slow down Matt Gatens(and all evidence suggest he WILL be able to) I like Michigan's chances.