Michigan is down by 10 pts just by entering the Breslin center but somehow overcome the terrible B1G refs...errr, Home Court advantage to win 75 - 68 in a much closer contest.
Predictions for Mich/Sparty bball
We go down by 15 early, make a mild comeback, and lose by eight or ten points.
BEATSPARTY BEATSPARTY BEATSPARTY BEATSPARTYBEATSPARTY
Gets out a turtle if they go down by more than 10.
WTF is this downvoted?
I'm scared sh*tless of this game. I don't have a good feeling going in, much to the fact that a few of our underclassmen (who play quite a bit) aren't getting the job done. We (Michigan) is very two-dimensional, with a 3rd, usually McGary playing fairly soild, right now: Burke and Hardaway are taking too much of the burden of scoring and keeping the team in games. We need to be more 4-dimensional with the 5th guy playing good to solid.
I'm sure Michigan State is ready to pounce on us and kick our ass. I hope our guys are able to respond, weather the first 5-8 minutes, settle in, and score efficiently with the usage of 3-4 guys, consistently. Defense will be a factor as always, but I think Sparty will get theirs and there's not much we're going to do that will "stop" them. Some turnovers will help and some transition baskets, which are those aforementioned efficient baskets, will help but if we play our standard mediocre defense and score like we were a month ago we can win this game.
75-64 Sparty. :-(