It's 11-11 at the 8 minute mark. Who should I be rooting for?
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Who should you be rooting for?
One of the team's in the game is Ohio State...isn't the answer obvious?
Who is this state team you speak of? I thought it was Wisky v. Ohio?
Here is a handy Big Ten priority cheering guide. When in doubt:
Very funny and very concise. And I like the last line best.
This doesn't answer the important question of who to root for when Northwestern, Penn State, or Iowa are playing each other. Also, is a "Hoosier" historical or occupational? I'm not aware of any historical meaning... do residents of Indiana just sit around Hoosing all day?
FYI: Brian says we should be rooting for OSU
Simple. They were playing US.
Napoleon Dynamite is a beast in the offensive glass.
who should you root for? are you serious? you do realize one of the school's names is ohio state, right?
Wisconsin's style limits possessions. Because the score is low doesn't mean it's terrible.
Anyone but Ohio.
Wisconsin's offense is still gross, they throw it in the post 3 times a possession only looking to kick it out to someone for a 3, and more often than not they miss the 3. Their style of play while successful is just ugly to watch.
Wisconsin ought to be embarrassed by how they play basketball. They make games totally unwatchable.
I don't think they care as long as they win.
I think that goes without saying.
I with the red color
Wisky is less loathsome than Ohyo.
Can't believe we loss to Osuck
Osuck? You aren't going to last long here.
Is this what you call a Mlive.com user? Just curious....
Pretty close, yeah
Isn't that the capital of Finland???
Don't watch if you don't like their style. If you enjoy good basketball you'll watch. If you need loads of points then Big Ten basketball often won't be your forte; this isn't new. It's effective basketball and fans of well taught and fundamental basketball will watch.
I mean, I enjoy well taught and fundamental basketball as much as the next guy, I just prefer not to watch a team pass for 30 seconds and then throw up a brick.
Lol you can play slow and not suck at basketball, wisconsin plays straight up ugly basketball and osu has an offense that is deshaun thomas or bricks, which is also ugly. And for the record, zero national championships since 2000 would suggest strongly that the slow down basketball employed by many in the big ten is not in fact all that effective.
Note that the B10 is tied for the most Final Four appearances in that same span. We have no problem getting there, it's just that we can't close the deal.
For the record, which team, "sucks", as you put it?! The 11th ranked team in the country or the one which went into Assembly hall and won their 10th in a row* against Indiana (and a top 20 team acording to KenPom)?
*I could be wrong but I think it's something ridiculous like that.
I didn't say they suck, i said they play terrible basketball, you can win and still be painful to watch, which this game was. Also wooo final 4's thats totally the same thing as national championships. OSU lost twice to sec teams in bcs championships, the big ten doesn't look any better in footbal because a team managed to get to the championship game to lose. The only thing that matters prestige wise is championships, if your teams aren't winning them then you can't say your brand of playing the game is working. Not to mention many of those final fours were msu which played an up tempo style compared to the average big ten team.
The point of basketball is to win games. If you are good at winning games, then you most likely are playing good basketball.
You didn't hear Dakich, this is great defense!
I mean, you're your own (uh, firearm?), so I wouldn't presume to tell you for whom you should be rooting. With that said, Brian's Opponent Watch recommending cheering ... against Wisconsin — presumably because these teams both have 2 losses in-conference and Michigan has to play at the Kohl Center while Wisconsin dodges a trip to Ann Arbor this year.
It is great defense, they are the two best defenses in the league. But some don't appreciate that. Any time you can root against Ohio is a good time to me.
All I can say is that both teams have worked extremely hard to arrive at this 26-24 score. Wisconsin is actually being outshot by Ohio State by a mere 0.6% right now - 38.5% to 39.1%.
Unfortunately both teams are starting to score. I was hoping for a combined score of 100.
An Ohio State win makes our loss look a little better. I am rooting for them purely from the standpoint of improving our chances at a #1 seed.
I'm not sure Sconny can score 9 points in 7 minutes so this might be all but over.
Good Lord. Deshaun Thomas is hitting some ridiculous shots. NBA player, that one is.
Either way we need NCST to wake up.
Actually it isn't needed but would be preferential.
I live in Wisconsin. I hate Wisconsin. This is an impossible game for me to choose sides. A Wisconsin win tonight will make the game @ the Kohl Center at least. Maybe.
How about you win a road game against a team that doesn't completely suck. The Wolfpack are now 1-4 on the road, with that lone victory being at Boston College.
Wisconsin basketball is just very terrible. It's impossible to watch.
That marks the third consecutive game that Wisconsin has failed to score 50 points. They scored 47 against MSU, 45 against Minnesota (and won!) and 49 tonight. That is amazing.
Wisconsin has solidified themselves as basketball enemy number 2 behind MSU. They play the most god awful, boring brand of basketball. It is painful to watch.
Wisconsin basketball: YUCK.
Seriously, remember that PSU game a year or two ago, like 36-33 final? This is worse than four-corners, and worse than a soccer team playing 10 men inside their box (a "shell"). It's indeed unwatchable. It's almost like, "we can't play real basketball, so we'll do something else." Why would recruits go for this?
I hope, when we play them, we shred them 84-30 or something like that. Of course, I'm fully aware the final will be 45-41.