MSU second half open thread
No matter how good your team can shoot, they will be off a few games a year. If they cannot play defense or get to the basket and the foul line, they will not win those games.
If you play defense you never get blown out. See MSU's losses. You will have horrid offense games a few times a year. Thats part of the game. Lack of effort and heart is not. If this happened to Izzo's team MSU would not have a basketball in the gym for the next week during practice.
We stunk so bad that our most biased announcer (Mike Tirico) jumped ship 10 minutes in. I'll check them out when the big boys come to Crisler.
hate how he keeps gettin paired up w/ dick-ich
Neutral courts. This team is undefeated at home and on neutral courts...against good competition too.
They are a shit show on the road though.
hahaha fuck my life.. they're putting in the back ups and kicking our asses. Fuck this.
I mean, just dammit.
God damn kittens.
What the f. We at like we have absolutely no f ing idea what we are doing. I have never seen a more terrified team play. If we're gonna go anywhere, we have to grow the Frick up
Thank you for not swearing.
Damn they put in Russell Brick. Human victory cigar.
But hate the half asses effort more than anything. Wow. This is a big set back. Hope we can bounce back!
Sweet 16 is where this team will go. We play great against average teams, but don't have the offensive sets or rebounding to beat good to great teams.
to the Sweet Sixteen.
I know it won't change the game, but how in the hell is it OK for the ref just to watch Burke's arm get grabbed on that drive?
Only one thing can cheer me up-- Da'Quans new video
Take the maize jerseys away. Take away the rankings. Thus team deserves shit. Bunch of wimps bringing a wet sock to a gun fight.
This is much worse than the first half. I'm done with this game and will resume mgofollowing tomorrow. I hope to read in the morning that I missed the most epic of comebacks... (but am not planning on it).
How much deer antler spray has Harris used tonight?
Kenpom is not our friend
and not giving 100% effort right now. Tell them to show some fucking pride.
Put in your 8-12th men and let them play a few minutes.
Game is over anyway.
night fellas, this is funny now
WE ON. When everyone's off nsync. That's what we're seeing.
Down by 23. LOLZ
Time to play some Battlefield 3 and shoot some mother f-ers in the face.
it sucks to be a fan sometimes
I don't pay as much attention to basketball as I do football. Not by a long shot. But does anyone know if part of the problem is just that we have zero leadership in the team? It seemed like even though Douglass and Novak weren't the most talented guys in the court, they were great leaders and kept the team focused.
It really seemed like this team thought it was so good through the first part of the year that it could just out-talent everyone like Kentucky did last year. And now they just have a deer in headlights look every time they step onto the court in a big game.
Haven't been this embarassed as a Michigan fan since the Gatorbowl. Fucking unbelievable.
now we are playing hot potato
Ok, that's it.
Look, if you are honest with yourself, we are the fifth best team in the B10! Hardway is good for 30 minutes against every other good B10 team. GR3, is a good true freshman who lost his mogo, Blouses is a solid freshman who every once in while can be lights out. Horford and Morgan have virtually no offense. We check out Sweek 16!!!!
You are right on. We are probably the 4th or 5th best team (probably better than Wisky) in the Big Ten and if we get to the sweet 16 with this team, I'd be thrilled.
Complete lack of effort. They are not representing Michigan well tonight. Even Burke with 16 is playing immature. That charge on Appling was sad. Why can't this coaching staff get these guys motivated?
Dawson, I hope you're okay. You don't want to bump into mcgary. He's not cheeseburgered out like nix.
Sugar Free Baby! Fab Five all day never emabarrsed us!! They played with everybody and all comers!
Fab 5 would destroy this current Michigan team, much like Sparty is doing to us tonight. Bring the Fabbers back!
They made this. The fab five created Michigan State basketball. I'm still embarrassed of them.
I want us to be unranked after this. I want to forget we have a basketball team. I think its fitting because this game has been an expose. Michigan State isnt bad, but were awful. I dont know how we beat anybody. I dont want to root for this team anymore. Label my post some sort of overreaction, but we come out looking awful in our biggest games. We beat Ohio State on a fluke performance from Hardaway. Apparently we dont give a shit. So now I dont either. I hope we lose the rest of our games and no one pretends to like Michigan basketball anymore. It's only a game, sure. But now I have to listen to obnoxious state people who can actually say that they are better than us. And they're right. Good for them. We are Notre Dame football from 1993-2011 in every way. Also, Dan Dakich is obnoxious to listen to.
Is some sort of an overreaction. We aren't this bad and Staee isn't this good
I agree. It was kind of a stupd thing to post. Giving it 15 minutes or so would have been wise
that last play by GRII...sad, 0 confidence. He would have dunked that, or at least tried too a month ago.
Most embarrassing loss in my 30+ years of watching Michigan hoops.
Fuck it, I'm gonna go watch some porn or something where I can be assured of a happy ending.
Yeah this game sucks. Shit happens. We get to take it out on Penn State this Saturday and then we have a week to get our heads right, which after this gauntlet will be a good thing.
OSU provided the blue print, especially on the pick and roll. Ever since then, we've been mediocre at best. Secondly, how is it that each team we play miraculously shoots the lights out? Our defense is atrocious. We've lost three of the last four games, and it could have been four in a row. We're overrated. Just that simple.
Nay- an epiphany I've had. We rolled the first part of the season, then we got figured out. No idea where we go from here. Just, holy fuck.
Dawson looks punch drunk right now, from what looked like pretty light contact.