Illinois 53, Some Weird Guys 46. They're not healthy yet.
Let's go win a title tonight.
Now it's over.
Feels good, man. Feels good.
We're playing with house money!
I think even Izzo's chair was injured today.
It's like watching the Big 10 beat the shit out of each other.
The entire team has the flu. And by flu, I mean they suck.
is a crybaby. Cry, baby - cry!
Make your mother sigh.
Here for my first Posbang! Go Blue!
Welcome to the board...what a great moment to join!
Correlation... or causation?
State was too healthy. Too much talent on the court at once. Damn heathy rosters!
WIN THE B1G.
izzo is going to have to think up a good excuse for this one. costello only played about 10 min. he must have had the sniffles.
I'm sure it was hard for them to practice with so many healthy players.
Man, it's great to be a Wolverine. 2014!!!!
IF ONLY MSU WAS HEALTHY THEYD...lose to Illinois at home. Lulz.
but but...Staee is UNBEATABLE at Breslin.
Didn't the Illini get that memo, either???
Yay! GO blue - clinch the title tonight!
Happy happy happy
JOY JOY JOY
Can't remember when I've seen that before.
Clinch a share, boys.
Love Izzo tears
Someone needs to photoshop Cartman licking Izo tears.
State quit at the end. That makes it even sweeter.
Ahahahahahahahhahahah......wait......hahahahahahahahahahaha....Sparty just lost on their home court to the worst team in the conference. Hahahahahahahahahahaha
I can see clearly now the rain is gone...
C'mon boys. Just win baby! Go Blue!
According to BTN lead in we haven't won a B1G title in 28 years. Hmmmm
That's a gritty loss if I've ever seen one.
gets banged now, and again in two hours. Wooo HOOOO
Ah yes, MSU, I was wondering what would break first- your body or your spirit? Looks like Michigan broke both.
I feel warm and fuzzy inside..
Sparty was no doubt traumatized by the Izzo Ladder Dance.
Couldn't even crack 50 points. lulz
...and so went Michigan State's season, for all intents and purposes....
when he fell
This can't be up voted enough.
That's hilarious. Wait. Are you serious?!
I may be stuck at work, but I'm here for the Pos!
Weird guys...done and done.
Expect some heat from RCMB!
Now let's go Blue and take care of business!
Pretty damn sweet week so far - UM snags a gritty win against Purdue, while ohio and stae goes down against Penn State and Illinois. Now please continue this sweetness against Minny.
Let's not get carpet bombed in the 1st ten minutes of this upcoming game first.
Full strength Spartans still suck!! Let's go get it tonight, boys.
on Facebook is soooooooo so sweet.
"...the sun was in our eyes."
I would post a cool comment, but my wrist is sore!
clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch clinch
Let's see what excuses are offered now. Not really healthy yet? Need time to gel? Home court on a Saturday isn't a good setting? Officials? Fed investigation distracted Izzo and 2 players?
it's not a bad loss for State. remember, Illinois was ranked in January.
(Law school, '93)
I thought with Dawson back they were going to run shit?!
You should have watched the post game show on ESPN2. They immediately explained that they need time to gel after being separated by injuries for so long. Now they can shrug off the B1G title pressure and start focusing on a tourney run. Duh.
Well they just need time to gel you guys. About two months and they should be good to go.
Checked the score as soon as I got home and yelled "YESSS!!!"
Both for winning the B1G and for making fun of them. Keep it up Sparty!!
BOOM BOOM POSBANG! BOOM BOOM POSBANG! BOOM BOOM POSBANG! BOOM BOOM POSBANG! BOOM BOOM POSBANG!
Glad it was a team that I don't care about that beat MSU. I hate rooting for teams I hate to beat other teams I hate.
looked like they just assumed that Illinois would cave there in the second half. Seemed surprised when it didn't happen.
Time to close the deal, boys!
Pee in my mouth, captain Bronson
got nuthin' on Izzo!!!
Get that man some figure skates!
Please, please someone post the Izzo presser immediately. I enjoy Spartan tears.
I'm really happy for you guys. But does anyone really care about pre-conference tournament titles?
Yes, people do care about those.
If you were part of a conference you wouldn't have to ask
More than they care about preseason rankings, at least.
teams really do, more so than the conference tourney. B1G was one of the last conferences to not have a post-season tourney. (Ivy still does this; kudos but they don't need that money.)
ACC has been playing theirs since the '50s and has used it to determine their champion since the early '60s. B1G first had the conference tourney in '98.
...are being serious, aren't you?
I don't have many MGoPoints, and what with the way the new point system works, I've always managed to resist the impulse to neg people, even when they deserve it. But you, sir, have earned my first ever downvote. Congratulations.
I care about the regular season title much more than the conference tournament title - and I think that goes for most every college basketball fan. Much more meaningful to win the regular season than a tournament title where few teams have anything significant to play for
Woah......your getting Negbanged in a Posbang thread!!!!!
This is impossibly dumb. Yes?
This means EVERYTHING.
Especially in a conference like the Big Ten, where you need to bring it every night.
It takes so much work and effort to make it through the whole season and be the last team standing at the top - to me it is clearly the most important accomplishment besides winning the whole tournament.
It is the representation of multiple sustained months of excellence.
This is an enormous accomplishment.
Your post is pure crazy.
Meh, think what you want, but a lot of brain trust around the country feels like winning the regular season conference is not a need. The goal is cushioning your seeding in the actual only tournament that matters and then winning that tournament.
The coach at Pitino's in-state rival was willing to take things a step further. "I've never been big on conference championships," Kentucky coach John Calipari said after the Wildcats' 84-70 win at Ole Miss. "Every game we play is to prepare us for March." It's a sentiment — and to be fair, Pitino has always harped on the importance of conference tournaments while Calipari has not — echoed by more coaches than just those inside the Bluegrass State.
PS: Don't let the avatar fool you or blind fold you with hatred in assuming my question was full of malice. I said I was happy for you. The question pertaining to regular season was serious.
...and then quote John Calipari as a representative, you have lost credibility.
I smell burning rubber...
The Big Ten is chaos... Chaos is a ladder.
Great to see staee lose! Go blue! Get that banner stitched up!!!!
OMG. Dawson didn't cure everything!? I'm shocked
We need this tonight and another B10 Banner up in Crisler.
I mean, serious question.
only because his tear ducts were, you know, sprained or something.
He actually did look teary in the second half highlight package. I think those were tears of rage, but they were delicious, nonetheless.
Illinois has held their past 4 opponents under 50 pts, which is pretty impressive especially considering they're Illinois.
Lets break that streak.
My cherry has been figuratively popped. POSBANG HERE I COME
is too healthy.
Well, at least they're getting Draymond Green back in another week - oh, wait.
Cleeves come back? Izzo can't coach anymore. Move over Tom - there is a new sheriff in town and he coaches the MAIZE AND BLUE
SO MANY WEIRD GUYS!!!!!!!!
Izzo has a meltdown.
I was worried I was going to have to root for Ohio when they played MSU. Now I can go back to rooting for an earthquake to swallow both teams.
In the post game press conference, Izzo says they had some outside distractions this week (presumably the inquiries into MSU's response to sexual assault complaints) and goes on to say about the media that he was "disappointed in some of you". It sure seems like he is blaming his team's effort on the media asking pesky questions?! #LOL
I've never seen a coach make this many excuses! Has he ever said my bad?
MSU. Izzo indeed alluded to the investigation and the 2 guys involved in the 2010 incident did have poor games. The Feds do nothing quickly, so the distraction will probably continue for awhile.
Ironically, Izzo now has a real issue but he can't use it as an excuse because he can't really talk about it. He's trying, but the media won't play along without something tangible like the injuries.
Talk about meltdowns. A poster with 16k posts said fans giving up when things are tough aren't real fans got a permanent ban. Whoa.
John_Coffey 92 posts
The weird thing is, next year... MSU will overachieve."
If, by overachieve, you mean a #4 seed in the NIT and a second round exit in the NIT, then yes, they will overachieve.
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I always think I'm going to enjoy it and then every single time I come away feeling dirty.
I don't want to know those grubby people in real life, and apparently, I find them just as displeasing online.
"Izzo is done" first time I really looked at the site. I'm enjoying it today. lol
let's get in Champaign
Staee lost because Dawson came back tonight and they haven't had time to adjust to him. I'm serious, Jim Jackson said so.
My favorite post "Beilein ruined us"
Great to make fun but lets focus Illini have been playn great lately they will b excited for the game against us
For sure. If we don't focus as a fanbase we are screwed!
...sweeter than honey.
Honestly Izzo may be done. He sounds like a wimp that got dumped. I've never seen worse leadership. Excuse, whine, excuse, wine, excuse, whine. If a coach isn't going to be a man how can you expect the players? I don't like Staee but I genuinely hate what a horrible human being Izzo is when things don't go his way. It's utterly pathetic.
I can't wait to see what MSU looks like over the next two years. Izzo went all in on the Jabari Parker sweepstakes and LOST!! Izzo has to know he is in trouble.
I love that Dawson is finally back and they still lost. Now we don't have to hear how good they "should be" because he is playing. Fuck them.
Sweet sweet Sparty tears.
This is too great. What's the excuse this time??
We were following this online and were so happy, but we wondered why they didn't announce it at Crisler. I guess Coach Beilein didn't want the team to know? They announced it after the game was over so everyone could cheer. It was awesome.
Izzo quoted in the State Journal: “Well, Keith Appling is a major problem right now,”
Can you imaging John Beilein hanging a player out to dry after a loss??? Seem like Izzo is losing it in some respects. You watch him during a game and it is almost like he is a madman out of control. And then he coaches by berating his players in the newspaper. But I guess he has always done that...
but I think he meant his wrist injury. They were commenting on TV how he was having trouble dribbling with the injured wrist. I think I remember him falling on the court and extending his hands out to two other players for help getting up. I'd think that would also hurt.
Regardless, it's just another excuse. We lost our preseason all American as well as two guys who are doing very well in the NBA and have been cleaning up on the B1G. If he's hurt, sit his ass on the bench and play someone else. Oh wait, you have no other players because your recruiting has sucked.