As long as everyone is trashing Nix I should point out he had 5 or 6 points and 9 rebounds in the first half.
MSU/Uconn and Ohio/Marquette bball open thread
Is there a stream for the Marquette game? Or is it available on the NBC website. Can't find it.
MSU will win this game. I bet by double digits.
Still no tipoff yet for OSU Marq game...a lot of concern over the court (FYI, it's on an aircraft carrier)....
Was a big problem for MSU last year too. With so many people doing it now, it was bound to happen. The Syracuse one was already postponed
They are now going to do a "2 minute test period" before the start of the game to see how it holds up.
This is why Naismith intended this game to be played in a gymnasium...
State looks much better going small to start the 2nd half. Replacing Payne with Travis Trice. I doubt Izzo was too impressed with Payne's zero point, zero rebound, pathetic D, first half
OSU game now going be delayed 20 minutes to try to wait for the temperature to drop. Marquette's coach is very pessimistic of a game tonight...
Damn, looks like they are considering calling it.
Anybody else still miss Nike? I just turned on the Uconn game. Horrific uniform alert!
Yup. Nike > Addidas.
Call me old fashioned, but shorts are not supposed to be 3/4 length pants, sounds like Adidas makes appropriately sized garments.
Camo uni's are about the only thing Nike has done bad imo. The camo shoes are sick though
Those jerseys are so sick. And regardless of those uni's how many times do we go over this. Adidas isn't in the same galaxy as Nike. Adidas is just plain terrible, horrible, any word that means not good you can use there. They stink.
OSU Marquette game will not be played.
They're going to call the OSU Marquette game. Damn, sorry for the kids and particularly our service folks.
What a pain in the ass to orchestrate this whole thing to just not play it.
On another note, I haven't seen thadmattasagoblin lately, but let me take this opportunity to say that Thad Matta is, in fact, a goblin. Eeesh.
Valentine reminds me of a less athletic Darius Morris. He likes to back guys down into the paint and throw up funky runners.
So while I'm disappointed the game got called, I'm satisfied.
These aircraft carrier games are an unnecessary risk for players who aren't even paid. SI's Pete Thamel is looking prophetic right now after posting this earlier today:
My final take on these boat games. I just hope no one gets hurt. Lot can go wrong with wind, cold, moisture, etc.
You can do charity events with indoor games. I'm all for charity.
Kevin Ollie is a solid choice for UConn. He'll probably be a really good recruiter.
Obviously started out slow and just didn't play a good game at all, but you can see how they can still be a good team later in the year. As for their freshman, Gary Harris didn't have a great game either but you can see his potential, although I wasn't very impressed by Valentine. Tough loss against a team I thought they were better than, always root for the Big10 early in the season, but I'm sure they'll be fine this year.
Alright, time for our team to have a better showing. Go Blue!
Izzo teams normally struggle to score early in the year, but this appears to be a very guard oriented team. Not sure how much the frontcourt will be able to contribute this season.
If they do it, it should be done the way UCONN and MSU did it, in a hangar with a crowd in an indoor environment.
I'm just glad they were sensible enough to cancel the game(s) or stop once they couldnt control the moisture ont the court.
Hopefully the Syracuse game goes through without any injuries or problems.