How in the hell did he not get a foul? izzo was literally on the court and touched an indiana player who ran by.
Sunday Afternoon Basketball Open Thread
Tough break their for Sparty, but it looked like a good call.
Game, striped britches.
50-50 call could have gone either way. Initial thought was it was a block but I can see that being called a charge. Obviously huge call that gives Indiana the game but could have been the right call. Defender looked set but the key was it before the offensive player got in the air?
Either way great game and we are going to have hands full with both teams.
As much as I love to see Sparty sparting, I have to say, it seems like the stripes are calling a one-sided game
I agree but don't mind. Sparty has been very lucky up until now in league play (Wisconsin shooting 7-18 from FT comes to mind) so I don't mind them getting a bad break now and then.
some coach loving hugging going on after that game. Get a room, boys.
Sparty did well on themselves today in showing that they may be a pretty decent team and coming to form. I hate saying it, but it's true. This was a game where KenPom comes in and shows that it's about more than just wins/losses. Sometimes you play well and lose but good/great things can be shown from a said loss; this might be the case for Sparty today.
Well this is the outcome that benefitted us the most, but this game was much closer than I thought it would be. MSU is getting better it seems every game.
Hard to say if it benefited us the most IMO.
If we are destined to split with each of these teams then it is probably better for them to split the games between themselves also.
Either way the game is good film for our team to look at and is a cautionary tale to not underestimate either of these teams.
State already stole a game on the road this week, if they win today that's another tough road win that another contender might not get.
Yeah, you don't want a contender (who isn't us) to beat another contender on the road. IU winning at home is expected and doesn't change the overall picture. For MSU to beat IU on the road would have been unexpected and would have really shaken things up. (I rooted for MSU to beat Ohio for the same reason.)
Now, if IU were to lose at home to a middle-of-the-pack team like Iowa or Illinois, that'd be perfectly fine.
Or however you spell that- is committed to Notre Dame
Tough game for the Spartans. Interested to see how the rematch at Breslin turns out. It'll be just as intense.
On a side note, MSU picks up a transfer from Canada for football.
They recruit internationally.
With how many teams lost ahead of them this week (Louisville, Arizona, Butler, Minnesota, Kansas State) State should actually move up in the rankings after this loss.
Considering we won @Wisconsin too.
Michigan State shot 45% from the floor (27-60) and went 11-23 from three-point point range. Indiana, for their part, shot 27-53 and 8-21 from three-point range. Victor Olidapo ends the day with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 steals. Gary Harris also had 21 points, 2 rebounds and 2 steals.
By most lines that were published, if you would have taken Indiana and the over, you likely would be collecting your moeny as I type. Massey went with an 80% win probability for Indiana and a nine-point margin.
Of the Spartans' losses, however, this is the second closest overall and the closest in conference play, as well as their best scoring effort among those losses and, at least statistically, their best defensive performance in that set. Just looking at those few games, they are getting harder fought each time, so our meeting with them should be a pretty good fight.
Indiana was favored anywhere from 8 to 10.5.
Good post. They definitely seem to be going in a more positive direction as the season progresses. That's not to say every game will be better than the last but, as you note, they appear to be playing tougher even when they do lose.
definitely is looking way better than earlier this season. If they could have found a way to utilize Payne during the end of that game I feel like they could have snuck away with one. I'm just excited to see how we match up with them this year. Also, since when is Payne a 3 pt shooter?
Is Gus on the call tonight? Anybody know?
This Iowa-Purdue game is beyond ugly. I have been watching for 10 minutes, and there's been one made field goal.
19-16 at half. 15% field goals for Iowa, 29% for Purdue.
We need to go back to doubling the post against MSU and make Appling and Harris beat us or I think we"ll be in trouble inside.
I would never advocate doubling Nix or Payne to leave Appling and Harris open. Make Nix go to his right, Payne to his left, box out, and live with the results. Neither of those two (Nix and Payne) are going to beat you with their post game.
Surprise surprise, MSU is very good and Izzo has done a great job coaching this season.
MSU had one player, Travis Trice with eight points, score off the bench.
Indiana only had two players score and 12 total points off their bench
Scout's #1 recruiting class. Road-grader OL coming in. #1 all purpose back coming in. #1 Basketball team, led by the #1 PG in the nation. Silky smooth Tim Harday JRRRRR - Oop catching GRIII, and the Canadian swoosh-machine Stauskas. It's a good time to be a Michigan fan, brothers. Let us bow our fucking heads.
Bo Glue, ladies and gents
Well when ya say it like that...I guesssss things are, okay....!
Iowa mounting a comeback. Purdue was unable to put them away and here we are with 4:00 left to go in a 2 point game..anything can happen