This is the worst basketball I have ever watched.
Michigan State Vs. Wisconsin
I fucking hate Wisconsin basketball. I hope MSU keeps this pace up and holds them under 40 points.
Wisconsin is shooting about 5% in the 2nd half. That is not an exaggeration. Seriously not kidding
Holy shit. A WIsconsin layup.
after he missed his dunk?
he got an offensive rebound while laying on the ground. that's how bad wisconsin is tonite. i will give him credit for calling the TO though. i wish our guys would do that more often when in trouble.
But I thought maybe Izzo was just really relieved to see Payne stand up after that King Kong fall on or around his brainbox. I know I thought he was in bad shape when he first crumpled.
Some things to think over. This year, Wisconsin beat OSU by 22 at home but lost to Purdue by 13 at home. They beat us at home but lose to Virginia at home. They lose at Iowa but they win at Indiana. They win at Illinois but lose at Creighton by double digits.
They're all over the place.
Creighton is not a bad loss.
Remind me again why we didnt get a home game against these clowns? I'm sorry but the Wisconsin loss pisses me off more than the PSU loss.
Big Ten schedule rotation. Last year we played each other once and the game was at Crisler. Beat them by 24 that day.
do those guys really have full ride scholarships to play basketball?
Two take aways from this game: Payne's botched dunk was the worst ever, and Bruesewitz #31 for Wiscy is the ugliest player to step foot on the court since Bobby Hurley.
ugliest player? I feel like this is a google image search challenge.
Umm..Sheldon Williams, Kyle Singler, Carlos Boozer, Greg Paulus. Hurley was nothing compared to those guys
MSU is shooting 36% from two, and 20% from three.... and they are up by 21 and have doubled Wiscy's point total.
It's awful to watch, they never score, they foul everyone (but never get called for it), and somehow they still win a alot.
Rooting for Wisconsin is like rooting for the Washington Generals
Wiscy's on a 3-0 run...
oh wait. It just ended.
I don't want to jinx anything buuuut
updated seeding scenarios to focus on now
Not really. 2 or 3 seed is essentially the same. Would you rather play MSU or OSU? Not much difference. I think, if anything, OSU will be slightly easier.
That's a good point, and you just gave me nightmares. I would argue Ohio State is playing better as of late, but I'm splitting hairs.
woooaah, nelly. Hold your horses.
Really jumping to conclusions there. Still 6 minutes left. Anything can happen.
Wisconsin couldn't overcome a 23 point deficit if there was 600 minutes left in this game.
What that chart is telling me is this...
Beat Indiana - 2 or 3 seed
- Quarterfinal vs Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, or Purdue
- Semifinal vs Ohio (if Ohio beats Illinois) or Sparty (if Illinois beats Ohio) *most likely, barring upset*
Lose to Indiana, Penn State beats Wisconsin - 4 seed
- Quarterfinal against Wisconsin or Penn State
- Semifinal against Indiana
Lose to Indiana, Wisconsin beats Penn State - 5 seed
- First Round Game against Penn State
- Quarterfinal against Wisconsin
- Semifinal vs Indiana
I much prefer path #1 please.
I have no idea what that chart is supposed to tell me
I can’t. I just want to cry and I honestly think I’m about to. This is the sorriest effort I ever remember seeing out of this team, and I just can’t do it anymore. Tomorrow is another day.
NICE hit! Clean foul. Nice hairdo.
Good. I hope MSU continues to run Wisconsin into the ground. I despise Bo Ran with ever fiber of my being.
Watching this shammokery of a travesty makes me wonder two things:
1. How in the hell did MSU managed to lose 7 games?
2. How in the hell did Wisconsin manage to win any?
Maybe getting beat down by Purdue at home wasn't a fluke for Wisky. Maybe they are just playing that poorly right now.
3. how in hell was wisconsin able to hit a running contested halfcourt three at the buzzer against us when they can't make a wide open three against sparty
makes UM's 0-12 not so bad. sparty must sure defend that 3 well.
msu's d is no question great, but wisky has missed some wide open threes in the second half. they are just off tonight. maybe it's just breslin.
most 3s are uncontested, otherwise they wouldn't be taken. 2-32 is just pure bad shooting. or lucky for msu.
Payne just got a rebound and took two full steps before the outlet. No call.
It isn't just against us.
new rooting angle for this game:
Wiscy < 40
Did the ball get swapped for a greased pig tonight?
Everyone who is hoping Wisconsin wins is crazy. Understandable, I guess, given the emotions involved, but still wrong. According to the chart El Fuego posted above, with a Sparty win, the game Sunday determines Michigan's seed in the BTT:
Win, and they are a 2/3 seed, and will play MSU or OSU in the semis (assuming a win Friday against a bottom-half B1G team). Either way, get a bye Thursday and looking at a pretty easy first round game (at least as easy as B1G games can be this season). Beat MSU/OSU, and M is in the final.
Lose to Indiana, and 7/8 outcomes have M playing Wisco in the 4/5 game. It would suck to be the 5 and have to play Penn State again, but oh well. Anyway, based on how well UW has played recently, I like our chances in a rematch. Which would put us in the semis against Indiana, but it's hard to beat a team 3 times in one season.
Finally, MSU winning tonight (as I write, it's a 18 point lead with 2 min left) guarantees Indiana the 1 seed. They'll still want to win the title outright on Sunday, but with both tournament 1 seeds pretty much locked up, they might lack a little motivation. Every little bit helps.
I think you are making too much of the BTT. I would rather finish ahead of MSU in the Big Ten standings, which we haven't done since the 1990s (we've been tied with them the last two years and a couple times under Amaker, but not ahead of them in this century). I don't really care about the BTT. If you win, great. If you lose, you get extra rest. I don't see it as a huge deal.
I dunno. I see it as another opportunity to get quality wins against good teams, which would help the NCAA seeding. And I like our chances against MSU or OSU instead of Indiana. At least making the BTT final could be enough to push us to the 1 line (assuming other games fall our way, of course). And that makes the road to the ultimate goal easier.
It's a moot point now, but I think you are caring about finishing ahead of MSU too much. If neither team wins the BTT, people are going to care more about who goes further in the NCAA tournament anyway.
5 star recruit Devin Booker (who is high on UM) is at this MSU game. Do you think he's sold on MSU?
Was anyone sitting next to him at the game?
After watching this game I can't imagine getting involved in that ugliness
He'll be in Ann Arbor this Sunday per Umhoops. Have to imagine the atmosphere will be amazing. Just wish I could be there. Am getting to go to BTT though so decent trade off.