MSU on a point a minute pace v. Minnesota (13 points in 13 minutes). Unfortunately Minnesota is tracking at 0.46 points per minute (6 points in 13 minute).
Shot clocks must be malfunctioning.
25% shooting! Woo!
This is a horrible game.
Is it worse than the MSU/UW game?
So did Nix just jack that gopher in the face?
Over/under 35 points at halftime
pretty dirty foul by nix on mbakwe there
And , state still can't shoot.
there in East Lansing.
MN@MSU: I don't want to look, but I can't help myself. Terrible shooting, no-call muggings... Big Ten basketball, old-school style. :)
This is why people make fun of the B1G.
20-18 at half? Somewhere, Bo Ryan is masturbating furiously.
Too far. Seriously though, I haven't laughed that hard in a while. Genius.
Not too far. Love this!!!
Probably in the Kohl Center, mid court, during warm-ups for tonight's game?! Gross. Why did I type that
I love it.
The result? Yes. Actually watching it? Good God, no no no.
Any stream for MSU-Minnesota available?
Bleh. Bleh I say!
Dantonio is still looking for offensive line help, maybe Nix is available. Offensive line was there worst unit by a mile last season, but alas Dantonio brings in one three star to "reload" the O-line. Pipkins is going to own some Sparty ars this year.
Because true freshman O-linemen would have been a fix?
MSU retakes the lead 26 to 25
edit: Minnesota answer 27 to 26
Well that was fun while it lasted...
Is that a caliper that you can see fall off the front wheel when it goes?
MSU might earn 1/2 win for this game. That is all they deserve.
(buy stubhub tickets before it's too late. I have a feeling that game will be one you will remember for a long, long time.)
Minnesota might be the worst passing team in the country
I have flashbacks of Amaker's teams whenever they play. Good talent, but no clue how to run a halfcourt offense.
Mbakwe is the best Gopher, right? I'm not crazy?
Even when they're warming up, Wisconsin stands around and holds the ball for 30 seconds before shooting.
Well still a ballgame; Gophers down 5 at the last TV timeout.
That does not look good for Appling.
Yup. Shoulder back in place, says sideline reporter
Minny is an annual joke. I can't recall a "good" B10 team that so consistently underperforms. Just terribly coached.
Well so much for that quality win at Minnesota. They're awful.
More than MSU can say; they lost at the Barn.
Well Kansas is off to a great start: 7 minutes into the game and they have 0 points, 3 field goal attempts, and 6 turnovers.
this is unbelievable. first points for ku come 7:20 into the game
After 14 minutes of play:
BOTH teams combined score: 15
BOTH teams total turnovers: 14
The first half of the KU game is uglier than the first half of the MSU game. I didn't think that could be possible.
Anybody want to take bets that MSU finds a way to shoot 65% or better from the field when they play us? For some reason just the sight of our jersey's in the building makes teams shoot about 15-20% better than their average. Players who cant hit the ocean from the beach suddenly channel their inner Reggie Miller and bomb 3's from half-court on in.
Of course this is going to happen. Its a given at this point. You just to prepare yourself now to lessen the blow.
It is inevitable. Ohio found their rhythm, Minnesota found their rhythm, Illinois found their rhythm.
Anybody watching Wisconsin-Iowa game?! Wisconsin is on track to score, ya know, those points things. Actually 30+ of em' in the first half. I won't hold my breath but they may even make it to 60!
What is kansas doing?
Kansas at 11 points in the first half with a minute and change remaining.
Haha, I knew what the score was. It was more like wtf? It was 16-4 when i started watching, with like 5 minute left int he first half
13 at the half. The halftime guy just called it the worst 20 minutes Kansas has played since Bill Self arrived.
Wowzer. TCU is garbage, to say the least.
Setting back the game of basketball 60 years and making people remember fondly the "four corners" offense and curse the shot clock.
Over half of their 13 first half points came off free throws. Yikes.
They are shooting 13%. Derp.
That's what the pundits were saying last week, using KU as an example.
I've got a sinking feeling about that MSU game. They're a perfect 14-0 at home and can grind out games. They played Indiana better than we did at Assembly Hall, I think we lose, unfortunately.
Oh ye of little faith.
We've ground out games against Pitt, tOSU (home and a missed three-pointer away)
Minnesota also easily beat them at home and we won comfortably there. See it goes both ways. It's probably not worth trying to extrapolate results from one game to another in college basketball.
Uhh they played Indiana three points better. Btw, what are we at home?
Iowa clawed back into the game. Down 2 at the half. This game would be huge for their tournament profile.
Yes it would. Unfortunately I don't think they've got enough possible wins the rest of the season to get in the "Last Four In" or above. I could be wrong, but they even showed a bit ago three of their losses (two very recent) were each 3 point losses that they were up with ~1 minute to go i.e should have been wins. Add at least two of those to their win column and they're totall a Tourney team still but at this point I'm not sure they can muster enough wins to get in.
Actually, the only game that is probably out of the question for them is @ Indiana. Here's their remaining schedule
|02/06/13||at Wisconsin *||Madison, Wis.||8:06 PM|
|02/09/13||vs. Northwestern *||Iowa City, Iowa||3:36 PM|
|02/14/13||at Penn State *||University Park, Pa.||8:00 PM|
|02/17/13||vs. Minnesota *||Iowa City, Iowa||1:06 PM|
|02/21/13||at Nebraska *||Lincoln, Neb.||8:00 PM|
|02/27/13||vs. Purdue *||Iowa City, Iowa||7:36 PM|
|03/02/13||at Indiana *||Bloomington, Ind.||6:30 PM|
|03/05/13||vs. Illinois *||Iowa City, Iowa||6:06 PM|
|03/09/13||vs. Nebraska *||Iowa City, Iowa||1:21 PM|
Other than Indiana, there's no game where they should be outmatched. There's the potential, if they win this, to win 8 of their last 9. Their main issue is a lack of quality wins.
Iowa up 3 with :30 left.
Wisconsin ties it up on a 3 that bounced in off front rim.
Iowa gets last shot.
Now double overtime. Win or lose, Iowa's doing us a nice little favor by tiring Wisconsin out.
Agree about their remaining schedule, they've definitely gone through their rough part already. Tonight actually would have been huge for them. They pretty much need to win, say, 6 of eight and take a BTT game. I would say that that is very feasible and they almost should be able to do that but I've watched enough of them to probably think it won't happen. They'll lose one or two they should win e.g. tonight @ Wiscy, home against Sparty, @ Purdue, @ Minnesota.
In addition to the Kansas/TCU "game", Stanford is on the road against a top 10 team, is shooting less than 30% from the floor, and is up at halftime.
Creighton got blown out. Cincinnati lost to Providence. Not the most glamorous night for college hoops.
Last couple weeks have been interesting. The Dog Days of Late-January/February!?
More KU horror:
21.4% from the field.
0 of 6 from three.
58.3% from the stripe.
This game needs a mercy killing.
They were a 17 point road favorite!
That's about as crazy as Florida being down 27 late in 2nd half as a 11 point road fave.
Don't wanna react too much to one result but Kansas has been dodging bullets for a while now, alternatively Florida was blowing teams out before their red flag game. Methinks Kansas is more like 2/3 seed material while Floriday will recover and is still a likely #1
Florida's main problem is that they now have a bad loss (not nearly as bad as this KU loss would be, mind you) and they have very limited ability to improve their profile because the SEC's so bad. They only have 3 games left against RPI top 50 teams (and two of those are against UK who's 47). They also have two games against RPI 200+ teams. They pretty much have to win out and win the SEC tourney to have a chance at a 1 seed. They'll end the season with 1 win against a RPI top 25 team. I just don't think that's going to get them a 1 seed, when you're going to have multiple big 10 teams with multiple top 25 wins, Duke, Miami, and Arizona (who beat Florida head to head).
Fla is really good but they've likely run out of chances to prove it. So all they can do now is dominate crap teams Memphis08/09 style and hope its enough
Tonight's action has been a helpful reminder, after our last couple of somewhat shaky outings, that the level of play in college basketball is not always as high as we think.
Gonna have to shoot some free throws in practice
Welp that's all folks. TCU pulls a stunner. Unbelievable.
LOL Kansas. Also LOL Florida (actually not really, they just had a weirdly bad game).
I just hope, come March, that Michigan, IU, Ohio, and MSU are all in different brackets, and play for the all-B1G Final Four. I can dream.
TCU now 1-8 in the Big 12
It's their first in-conference Big 12 win. Ever.
Going to be a battle for the last 2 one seeds. 2 Big Ten teams looks like a lock. After that you have the ACC winner, Big East winner, Arizona, Florida, and maybe even Gonzaga.
If Michigan, IU, OSU, and MSU continue to hold serve at home, I think we could see the Big 10 get 2 1-seeds and 2 2-seeds.
Kansas has good wins but now an atrocious loss. Florida doesn't have any good wins (their best is Marquette). Duke and/or Miami will almost certainly get a 1 or 2. Arizona will likely get one. Beyond that: Gonzaga? The Big East champ?
I don't see Miami getting a one unless they win the regular season and tournament titles. Their best wins were over Duke and NC St. and both came with those teams missing top players. Other than that there best win is over MSU and they also have a loss to Florida Gulf Coast. Arizona I think can, but they will likely need to either win out or win the Pac12 tournament to do so. UCLA, Oregon, Colorado, and ASU are all very capable of beating them.
Damn, Iowa had this game in regulation and just let it slip out of their grasp
Well, Minnesota teased me, aftering being down by 10-11 they would consistently pull to within 4, but never quite overcome that [sounds a lot like what happend to us @IU].
And now, sadly, we are tied with MSU for 2nd place.