Terrible effort so far.
Niko Porikos grew up in an NTDP billet home. Cool story.
Terrible effort so far.
If you're going to bomb threes and half ass on defense just sit on the bench. At least act like you're trying.
Or we're going to get embarrassed.
Burke has to go off now...
This is sloppier than we've played in awhile.Need to force turnovers not commit them
State has 10 points off turnovers, we have 11 total.
Wow, they actually called a handcheck?
to watch...PLAY DEFENSE!
This is ridiculous! UM always puts itself in a hole b/c we can't hit those. I'm so sick of this.
This is garbage
When Morgan tries to dribble in traffic, bad things happen.
You guys are good at it.
Shot selection has been about as bad as you can see in a half. Tighten up and get this to 6 or less by half.
Sparty trying to continuously throw oops is really helping us
needs to cut down on his shots. Look to pass first.
I think this team is better than last years, but our Morris led team showed heart and determination for 40 minutes each game, this team doesn't show me that
Just not good at anything today.
2 huge shots right there. We needed that.
they are obviously keying on him. i wish they would try a two-man high-screen game with thj and novak
I would think the defenders would just switch off, so you wouldn't be able to free Novak for the 3. I'm also not confident enough in THJ's ball handling to let him dribble around that much. You also can't do a pick-and-roll with anyone but Morgan, because if Morgan is on the floor his defender is going to be near the basket. Plus, you need the quickness advantage of Burke vs. whoever is defending Morgan so that the ballhandler can turn the corner on the hedge and get the ball to the roller. I don't see that working with anyone but Burke and whoever is playing the 5.
should be hurting us much more this season than it actually has... We basically need Burke to play out of his mind every game against a decent opponent.
EDIT: Or have Novak and Douglass actually contribute offensively to some degree...
Novak and Douglass have 13 of our 19 points this game; in the conference season they are our 3rd and 4th leading scorers. Come on now. Think before you submit.
Michigan State is clearly hyped up and they're playing agressive defense.
They're going to force turnovers, but they're also going to commit a lot of fouls.
We have to match the aggression and get them into foul trouble.
Hang close and win the game from the free throw line.
their big guys are fat and out of shape. hopefully, they will be burned out for the last 10 min of the game.
this season...sofar. NO POINTS from the bench.
Hey, we were up big and they came back in our house, why can't we do the same?
#1 That was at home, this is on the road
#2 Different officiating crew...that crew called fouls on handchecks...this one is letting them play.
Why is THJ so damn invisible?
terrible series offensively and yet we are only down 9.
Shot selection rage. Serenity now.
And they said this is OUR Super Bowl. Listen to the crowd and watch the emotions of the players. It's like Dantoniio delivered his hate speech all week long.
Cut out the turn overs and we might have a shot in the second half.
Hardaway looks uninterested on offense and has been a liability on defense. He's a second half player right?
He always gets lost out there in the zone when the ball is on the opposite side. Leaves that backside guy open for jumpers all day...
THAT SHIT TREY
Burke HUGE 3 to cut the lead to 8 at half
We should do that every time.
Michigan St. has said, "No matter what happens, Trey Burke is not beating us." We seem to not have many other options. Our only points are off of wide open cuts to the basket or Novak getting open for three. Every time we score, they respond and our defensive effort is not inspiring. Hopefully, they come out stronger in the second half but I'm tired of saying that in every road game. They seem to be adjusting as the game is going on so that's encouraging.
It's just frustrating to watch because I think the talent is there and when the team plays up to potential it's great to watch. For long stretches this season, though, something just seems to not be clicking with some of the guys. We get in long funks where only Burke and Novak want to seem to carry the weight. I think those two guys have played heroically all season.
As I finish typing, Burke proves what a straight baller he is.
Long ass three good! That was huge!
Another terrible end of the half shot...but we made it so eh fuck it. We are lucky to be this close hopefully that can spark us.
gotta love that dude. even tho that was another manny harris type shot.
Use that shot as momentum, please.
It is critical that Hardaway hits his first shot in the second half, that sets the tone for his effort the rest of the half
boiling down to near half court shots from Burke?
Ok...this is manageable. We played just about as overwhelmed and bad as we possibly could and only down 8. Cue the novak halftime speach