MSU vs. 6 Duke 3 Ohio State vs. 7 Florida 2 Kentucky vs. 12 Kansas
things go poorly
In all three games, I'll take "meteor."
I've got nothing against Florida or its fans. One of the few decent schools in the SEC(as far as oversigning goes) and we've never lost in football vs them.
Thanks Thad I was waiting for this thread.
I have a funny feeling that MSU is gonna be a very very good hoops team. They look really good so far against D00k
But they are not a deep or disciplined team
Whoa I just realized duke beat BELMONT by 1 point a few days ago.
So MSU ~= Belmont. I can live with that.
is a team to watch and a potential mid-major who can make a deep run in the NCAA tourney. They return just about everybody from last season team who won 30 games. They're a legit team who can play with anybody. Would not surprise me if they can reach E8
Branden Dawson is going to be good.
But when did Dane Fife join Izzo's staff?
Duke getting hosed by the refs.
Zombie apocalypse in 3... 2... 1...
care to expand on that?
I forgot Austin Rivers was on Duke. I remember a couple years ago when Indiana was in town, the Maize Rage gave his brother Jeremiah a lot of shit. Those were good times. I hope we have the chance to do that to Austin soon.
Duke has a proud tradition of trotting out white stiff centers from Cherokee Parks (who was actually good) to Brian Zoubek.
They used to get drafted in the 1st round by dumb NBA teams. Not so much anymore.
Mike Gminski (helluva player) was the first I can remember (saw play). I think he led the team that took Coach K to his first Final Four.
Close. Gminski was on the 1978 Final Four team, and his senior year was '79-80. Coach K did not take over until the '80-81 season.
That's interesting. I remember that Duke team rather well and just assumed Coach K was their coach. Duke was the pre season fav in Gminski's senior year but guys like Magic and Bird had other ideas
OSU losing by 6 on ESPN2 hopefully theses same refs travel to Maui with us so we can use them vs. Duke
34-33 Duke at the half. To be fair, the Blue Devils are getting fouled for breathing right now...
Michigan State is better than I thought they would be at this stage. They have some young fellas out there that are good (Trice and Dawson), then the senior from Valpo can play (Wood), plus they have an actual low post game.
Has barely substituted and Duke will pull away as MSU players wear down and get foul trouble late. This game will be the road map to beating State.
I do think they look aMU C H better than their pre season #2 las year and will contend. But take away Green and they stink.
You could make the argument that in this game at least Green is actually killing them...he has forced about 4 or 5 horrible shots. had a few brain dead TO's as well.
As long as he plays within himself and not try to be a super scorer they will be fine. As Michigan showed last year a little chemistry will make a team better despite losing your better players.
come on now guys hate or not...the Duke/Sparty game has been called great. Both teams have been called for touch fouls, obvious travels, and they have let them play for the most part.
That was one of the cleaner officiated halfs in a college b-ball game in a long time.
why is every student section so much larger than the maize rage? man it just makes me sad to see how much better other student sections are not because of the students but the set up.
The maize rage is decent sized this year. The key is getting the guys on the ends into the game. On tv they look like they are just standing there with their hands on their shoulders while the side is loud and into the game.
I meant the size of the bleachers, instead of going like 6 rows deep it should go like 12 deep, make it much better.
They're going to three-point each other to death in this game, and Florida's Mike Rosario threw a great pass to Tacopants earlier. Can one's imaginary friend play two sports at two separate schools?
Coach K needs to sit Plumlee's ass on the bench for a little while after that T.
I was watching and MSU was close with Duke. I turn on the Wings game in time to see the Wings not score on the PP, and give one up to the Blues.
I think I'm going to watch the Food Network. At the rate I'm going, I'll see an oven fire within 10 minutes.
Well, looks like MSU's basketball team is as dirty as their football team...
Twist head Punch head Knee head
Apparently it's illegal to call a technical on an Izzo team.
is pretty epic right now.
Is there a reasoned, stoic, "So, You May Start The Season 0-2..." thread?
Sullinger is looking pretty svelte
I like watching Nix run. He's a funny dude; looks like a robot when he runs, not a lot of fluidity there.
He runs like a mentally challenged water buffalo.
That kid (Nix) doesn't have very good hands. And he runs like a robot. Where's my scotch.
I like how Knight keeps implying MSU has poor fundamentals and bad game strategy. He's said everything except they are poorly coached.
Man, I hate rooting for Duke.
"I think Nix has some sort of anxiety going on, sometimes he looks smooth with soft hands, other times, completely rigid" - from RCMB
...and when did you first start believing you could play basketball? *scribbles furiously as patient replies at length with long stream of father issues*
Duke's gonna mess around and turn this into a game.
I about lost it when the pass went right through Payne's legs right under the basket.
Is there an assistant on Duke that didn't play for Coach K AND that wasn't a hated weasel while they were playing?
getting in the duke guy's face after that 3 should've gotten him T'd up.
Wow appling seems like an asshole
Bobby Knight sounds like shit, and he doesn't look much better, either.
MSU SUX - get the brooms out again. I know they played DUKE & UNC and kept the deficit under 20, but if Burke keeps improving like the jump we've seen from game 1 to 2 and State still can't develop an inside game, we'll get em 2wice.
Ohio State - Thad Matta just looks like a cheater. They are good though. If we make our free throws and play smart, they are beatable. Our bigs will have to play exceptional defense.