They're basically a non-factor in the Big Ten race whereas MSU only has 2 losses so an Illinois W is obviously good for us
Illinois Vs. Lil Bro Open Thread
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Illinois is terrible.
Giving up 22 points in 7 minutes should get you kicked out of this conference.
QUALIFIES you for the Big Ten, at least until recently.
In the 2nd half, Illinois remembered they're Illinois.
and that's why you're Illinois.
It appears Gary Harris is the star pupil in Tom Izzo's "Facial Expressionism" class.
what a weak foul.
Already in the bonus. B1G Home refs.
Egwu is awful.
and MSU fans have the balls to say they never get special treatment in breslin...
LOL! Gary Harris is the best freshman in the Big Ten? GRIII is now getting top 10 consideration for the NBA draft, and is basically a concensus lottery pick.
I haven't once heard Gary Harris' name come up in any sort of NBA draft talk.
The poll was taken during an MSU game, what do you expect?
What is Illinois's fascination with the pullup 18-footer? They keep taking them and missing badly.
Valentine definitely travelled.
I don't want to judge someone on their looks, but I have never seen someone with a constant brainless expression on their face like Valentine seems to have.
Yep. He looks exactly like a kid I went to high school with.
That Illinois player must have been head butting Valentines elbow.
13 fouls and counting for Illinois this half.
Well whoever said MSU finds a way to win ugly this year you were right. Ugly, ugly half.
Please tell me the home court officiating bias won't be THIS bad on Saturday.
It won't be this bad. It'll be far worse.
Illinois does play stupid defense. You'd think they would change things up with the way the refs are calling it.
Illinois would have held onto their lead if they had a kraken, or a werewolf, or a mock up of the state made to look like Abe Lincoln as their mascot.
I wanted to chime in and say what a boring effing announcing crew this is......zzzzzzzzz
This officiating is getting ridiculous
I mean c'mon Illinois.
Fouling a three point shooter? Literally every single MSU possession this half has been a made field goal or foul shot attempts.
That's an awful call on Appling's 3. Should be offensive foul. Ball dont lie
Appling: oh they hit my hand? better lose function in my legs!
He kicked a leg out to get the contact. Old Jason Kidd trick.
Kidd? You mean Reggie Miller?
Well MSU can never complain they don't get the calls after this half of basketball...geez...
What a joke of a call.
Granted, Illinois has no one to blame but themselves for not showing up for the first 5-6 minutes of the second half - but they really are getting homered by the officials here.
24(!!!!!!!!!!!!) free throws in the second half alone...are you kidding me?
All the State fans have this on their radios here in the plant. God, I hate Will Tieman.
How does shooting %age work? If a ridiculously weak foul gets called, misses don't count against you?
Shot attempts don't count when you're fouled, unless it goes in (and there's continuation).
Yeah, I figured as much since that number is completely unreal. I was also trying to lampoon the terrible combo of Illinois "defense" and Breslin home cookin' that rewarded MSU with FTs on every 2nd half possession that might have involved a rebound.
When you commit 19 fouls and give up 53 points in one half, you aren't going to win the game.
That would have been the definition of Sparty No but oh well. No way Illinois wins the game in overtime.
What happened? Last I saw they were up 10? Must have been an awful half by the ever struggling fighting Illini.
State just keeps winning. Not sure how but they keep eeking out games
MSU took 32 free throws in the 2nd Half. Thats 3 more than Michigan's highest total free throw attempts this year.
When a team shoots 32 free throws, what is the point of watching the game? It's no longer basketball. It's a game at the county fair.
...against the 2-5 (BIG) Colonel Kernels seems hardly worthy of a #13 ranking.
We dispatched the Illini by 14 In Champaign. I guess sparty can drink champagne from those Arby's glasses tonight and breathe a sigh of relief.
Its been happening all season.