that is nice bonus change
Just asking since I missed the game... Anything changed with the Youtube account?
Honestly, pretty definitive wins in both games. Crazy how things have changed.
Also, will MSU fans stop talking about Appling's wrist injury? I'm sure he's hurt, but at some point you have to stop slapping the floor and either sit him for a couple of games (and not have him play against Georgetown for 38 minutes) or stop using it as an excuse for this team scuttling. What's Harris's excuse?
I had been told that once Payne got healthy, MSU would win by 15+. Hmm.
He did have a sweet 1992 style Shaq dunk that cost his team a point and a possession.
What a great win for Michigan. This team continues to fight and do us Proud. Great day to be a Michigan Man :)
not having a healthy Payne was the only reason UM won in E.L. When he returned, MSU would beat Michigan by 30 in AA.
Now that Michigan has won again, it was Dawson's injury that provided the Wolverines a win.
You know....because Dawson is like LeBron but only more awesome-er.
I wonder what that whiny little shit izzo's excuse will be now.
You had your love child, payne, and you STILL lost. Oh, and it was by MORE than when you didn't have him!
denzel valentine is a punk who likes to talk trash 6 minutes into the game. russell byrd is still a scrub player and likes to punch Michigan logos because he can't play with Michigan.
3 in a row.
6 of the last 8.
Oh, and even if sparty makes the Final Four (they won't), their little final four streak will live, but a new streak was born on 1/25/2014. Oh yes. Senior classes at state who will leave with a LOSING record against Michigan.
izzo is now 6-6 against John Beilein and has been swept by Beilein TWICE in four years.
Make all the excuses you want, state. Facts are facts.
MSU is a joke. Screw them.
Their Final Four streak has already ended, you know? They were not in the Final Four last year.
they need to make the final four this year so that their seniors would have played in a final four. all of izzo's players who stayed 4 years have made a final four. it could stop this year.
appling and payne will be the first.
We out scored MSU 11-0 after Appling and Harris slapped the ground to start the 2nd half.
I love when Sparty does that ridiculous floor slap. It's just code for "Michigan is about to go on a run". It works (doesn't work?) every time!
Michigan State isn't a good team. Izzo is the biggest crybaby in America.
Not a good team?
It's easy appearing to be gracious in victory. Try doing the same in defeat once in a while.
What a putz.
He's one of the most classless coaches in all of sports. It's too bad many people kiss his *** in the media (and even on this board at times).
Izzo reminds me of Alabama fans. Very classy when they win but acts like a whiny jackass when they lose.
... was the Sparty smack talk from the bench. Trice? Valentine? One of those two-time losers this year. Schadenfreude indeed!
he even experienced an official crew that hosed MSU - hope they play at Cameron in the near future.
Way to go Blue. Absolute dominance after the slow start and Izzo knew they were punished enough with 90 seconds left.
"shut up you little boys. We are still the premier sports program in the country. How many people would be happy with top 3 in fball and bball?"
One Rose Bowl and top five football finish and that makes you THE PREMIER sports program in the country. Let's ask Stanford, Michigan, and even OSU what that means.
Top 10 programs in both football and basketball? Probably
Anyone else think this might be the best MSU basketball team we see in the next few years? Harris is a top 10 pick on several mock drafts, and would be crazy not to leave for the NBA. They lose Payne/Appling to graduation. Their 2013/14 recruiting classes don't have a Gary Harris like difference maker either. This may be Izzo's best year to move on.
Hey Sparty, why don't you slap the floor some more the next game again Michigan ya freaking tools- I hate you guys!
The Only Colors game thread actually has less intelligent posters than the RCMB, at least for this game. Gotta love the "scUM" count. Yeesh.
A few good quotes from RCMB:
"Schilling actually wasn't an abortion today."
"Costello played like complete dung beetle ass."
Those guys are craftsmen of the English language.
Oh man, last four games are so winnable. Outright B1G title tantalizingly close. Please close out strong fellas!
Enjoy the win and move on we've got a trip to west Lafayette against a team desperate for a win they have got to be focused. Honestly there is no excuse not to sweep the last 4 games I would be disappointed if they didn't. GO BLUE SWEEP!
I am noticing Sparty nation all just talking about football now. Pathetic bunch.
We have done the same plenty of times.
State realizes that we are better than them at basketball. I love it!
This is a crazy reversed world we're in right now
Football is reversed, but basketball is returning to the normal state of affairs. Prior to Ellerbe, we were usually the better program. Even now, after the lost decade, we still lead the all-time series by like 20 games.
Which apparently Mitch replicated at one of the last TOs (did anyone snap a photo of it, he didn't point it in the direction of Section 114?)
What I love most of this win is tht when we swept them in 2010 the argument was that MSU wasn't very good and granted they weren't. Many UM fans wanted to sweep a good MSU team. Beilein has beatn them 6 of the last 8 meetings, he's developing talent to send to the NBA, he's winning games that count ie final fours, and he's out recruiting them as well. Nuff said!
2011 was the other sweep. 2010 was the last time we lost to them at Crisler, when we missed the tip-in at the buzzer. (Even then, Beilein outcoached Izzo - his crappy team took Izzo's Final Four-bound team right to the wire, and he drew up a beautiful play for the final shot, but it missed.)
Really hope Hoke was taking notes. U have to outplay them mentally and physically and no excuses!!
Remember how Russell Byrd was talking junk after the last game, saying how this one was going to be totally different?
The dude chipped in zero points and played sieve-like D on LeVert.
Dude got beaten three times off the dribble, the last one resulting in an and-1 and a childish punch of the basket support.
He was also the instigator in the double tech call in the first game. Here's a guy who has contributed basically nothing of value, unless you count unwarranted shit-talking, in which case he leads the conference.
Thanks for being you, Russell.
I was just watching the highlights from the game on ESPN, and noticed that Nik has huge scratches on both of his arms. Anyone else notice this? Kinda shows just how badly they hold and hand check him throughout the game yet he still went off in the 2nd half.
I also saw Nik showing the refs during the game. They all clutch and grab Nik.
I noticed one on his right shoulder during the game when he was shooting a free throw. Yikes!!
I noticed he did NOT join the team warmup after the half. he sat at courtside.
so far it's pretty much just "we beat them in football, and went to the rose bowl"...
so basically there has been a paradigm shift? Michigan State is now Michigan of the day's of yesteryear, and Michigan is now Michigan State of day's of ye old past?
In the days of yesteryear, we were better in both sports. They were better than us in basketball for the decade that we had Ellerbe and Amaker, but that's it.