Michigan officially has a shot at Jeri Ryan tomorrow: 7 of 9.
MSU starting to look like they're clicking. Tomorrow should be fun
Clicking because they won two games in a row for the first time in a month and a half?
Don't be so sour, they looked great today dismantling a very good wisconsin team, and did what we couldn't do, close out the win.
I think the definition of "closing out a win" is ending up with more points next to your name than there are next to the other team's name.
Seriously? Closing out a win is when you go up by 15 points you never let the other team think they have a chance, wisconsin, a better team than osu never got closer than 6 in the second half while for the second game in a row michigan had to hang on and pray for a missed shot to finish the game. When looking at who is playing better it is clear that over the first two games it has been msu. It means jack shit for today but msu has played better than us so far this week, its ok to admit it.
Space sex is out of this world. Michigan will win tomorrow by 7.
This is a statement game. We need to forget about 6 of 8 and go get this one. Sparty will brag on this forever if they win. We have to match their hunger and prepare to fight them...literally.
Let's go boys
And I will just laugh off their bragging to the tournament with my one seed, big ten title, and beating them twice this season when it mattered most.
but we need to perform well in the tournament.
Quick start will be huge. Remind them that we've won the last three right from the start.
"Hang onto your butts."
You win the Internet tonight my friend.
As a fan, absolutely love watching rivalry games - Ohio and then State - could not have asked for a better fan watching setup this weekend.
Doug Gottlieb teed up Izzo's next excuse for him.
the only person more annoying than Izzo.
That aside, this game is one of the reasons I hate the BTT. Totally meaningless game that will now take on some apparent meaning and if we lose it will be the only thing that Sparty and the pundits talk about.
you sir, deserve all the points
It can't be about injureez this time...
the refs are going to play a HUGE role in tomorrow's game
A possible 3 win sweep? Yes please
Oh boy. It's one of the toughest things in college basketball to beat a team 3 times in one season. I sense another nail biter.
When Izzo walks out on court during game play and the refs do nothing about it as always, our guys better just run him over.
I wonder if they would have overplayed Payne again. He has been wearing out early in games. I would like to see the game officiated as this one was. Sparty thinks the foul differential proves biased officiating.
8-0 in the last games decided by 5 or less. We're 19-3 in the last 22 games. In our losses we got behind big and couldn't catch up. In a couple of the wins we were well behind and clawed back for a win. The blowing a big lead to make the game close thing is weird and unpleasant.
We'll have to shoot well from outside to win this one, that could be the equalizer given their advantage at rebounding and inside play. If we come out firing blanks I'll be distraught.
We're better than they are.
more than a 1 seed on the line now
0-3 is a lot worse than 2-1. The pressure is on them. However, they will be out for blood. This is a Final 4 type game for our guys. It will be a great game heading into the NCAA.
A win would be really, really sweet tomorrow and I'll cheer has hard as the next guy, but there will still be excuses for an MSU loss..."they haven't played together long enough" or some sort of BS. Seeing Sparty brag about the winning the BTT would only emphasize how far they've fallen and would make me laugh.
Beat state. AGAIN!
And again! We seem to own them right now. Take advantage!
OP, I saw you did this in the other thread, what is the reference??
I would also like to know the 7 out of 9 reference regarding Jeri Ryan.
It's a Star Trek reference I'm pretty sure based on the badge she's wearing.
You know you're getting old when the nerds aren't getting Abed reference. Her character was assimilated by the Borg then she was rescued and most of her cybernetics were removed. Her Borg name was 7 of 9.
ohhh...now I still don't get it.
Michigan has beaten MSU 6 of the last 8 times they've played, so if they win tomorrow, it will be 7 of 9.
She played a human that had been assimilated by the borg at a young age on star trek, her name was seven of nine (tertiary adjunct of unimatrix zero one). You may now commence beating me up and taking my lunch money...
It's her character's name.
We are 6 and 2 (6 of 8) against MSU since 2011. One more will make it 7 of 9.
What I don't/didn't get was the Star Trek stuff. I'm fully aware of the actual sports aspect!
The sandbagging is getting intense. We have just as much to lose, just as much to gain. The last victor gets the bragging rights; otherwise, you're just as pathetic as Ohio State bringing up football season to ease the pain.
Our statement of "the last victory gets bragging rights" is pretty stupid. If team a beat team b 4 out of the last 5 but team b wins game 6 it's not like all of a sudden team b is better.
I'm sure Spartan fans will try to use that "logic" if they win, but regardless of the outcome, we've won the season series, and we're the Big Ten champ.