So when we get jobbed on the road at Wisconsin people say "well it's because Big Ten refs are always going to side with the home court and the home court team will always win with the refs".
Where is this shit when we are home? What iffy iffy calls went our way? We get an elbow to the face but because our guy isn't a pussy and he doesn't get struck in the nose he's not bleeding all over. We have Sims clearly intentionally fouled and then clearly held before the ball even gets to him.
Yes I know we shot terribly (yet we shot better than them from 3), OReb were 6-9 in favor of Sparty, FTs were a + for us and TOs Michigan dominated.
If you look at the 4 factors it was obviously a very close game but with our domination of the TOs we should have won.
Whether you want to call it that MSU and UW are "grittier, better, more tournament savvy" teams that's bs. It's because they are big name schools that gets the benefit of the doubt from the officials over lesser schools.
That's just the way it is until we get back up to that level.