This is truly extraordinary.
That is Sparty's record over their last 15 games. 8-7.
This just shows you how much group think and communal stupidity there is the world of college basketball "analysis."
Unless Keith Appling miraculously regains his shot in the next four days, this is a team that remains exactly as vulnerable as they were one week ago.
I used to trade for a living, and my go to move was to trade overreactions. I made a killing. This is a classic overreaction.
I mean no disrespect to our team, and I think we are also vulnerable, as Thursday night will be our 4th game in 8 days, but seriously, they just beat a jump shooting team playing its third game in three days. Just think on that.
If gambling were legal, I would drop multiple g's betting the field against Sparty because this is a gambling/trading opportunity. It's an overreaction.
Everyone is buying what Izzo's been selling, but I'm not. Let's watch Payne huff and puff in the first five minutes of a tournament game and see if that team doesn't get bounced. Let's watch a team sag off of Appling because he still can't shoot, and see if that doesn't cause a major problem for MSU - and Izzo is going to ride Appling because he's stubborn.
If a team can push Payne at all, he's going to break down.
This "analyst" nonsense should and will piss our team off. We won the conference. They won a four day carnival. And no, to answer some idiot in another thread, a 68 team tournament played out over multiple weeks is not the same as a four day game show.
Sparty is able - I don't deny that they have talent - but they are very vulnerable.