doesn't even enter the equation when you have fouls to give and a 3 ties the game. Hammer the guy who gets the ball and block out on the second foul shot. Game over. Michigan wins.
What's up with the no call on Stauskas getting hammered?
He got his shot off with a full second left. So fouling would have served as a timeout for Wiscy. They would have gotten the ball at half-court with ~1.5-2.0 seconds left, and would have had an inbound chance for a normal three point shot.
Of course, miracle shots trump strategy.
Finally, I know our competition has been tough lately, but does anyone else feel like the team is getting worse?
Well, we're in by far the toughest stretch of the season, and our starting center is out. That's a double-whammy right there. Anyhow, right now it seems like ALL of the top 5 teams are struggling at the moment.
No doubt GR3 and Stauskas are playing worse - tentative, freshmanitis. Burke is steady strong as always, Timmy and Mitch are actually playing better and better. With Morgan out, that hurts a decent amount too, certainly enough for the difference yesterday.
the refs allowed a few common home-cooking calls for wisky. but to put the blame on the refs is dumb. i can think of at least 20 horrible shots/decisions/defensive lapses that cost us this game. those far outweigh the officiating.
The refs weren't good but we shot ourself in the foot more than the refs did. We gave up 65 to Wisconsin.
Where in the fuck has Robinson been? 2 points today, 2 points at Indiana. This is a different team. A lot less driving to the hole and a lot more poor shot selection.
That the kid has hit a wall. Grind of B1G schedule, etc. It's not good. We need him.
We lost this game because we couldn't hit uncontested layups. Everything else would have been irrelevant if we hit half the 7 or 8 layups that we blew.
yep, yep, yep!
Bruesewitz - 1 foul called against him today. Ha! What a joke.
After hearing over and over how 5 or so of the last top 10 teams that played at Madison all lost, there's your explanation right there. There were so many horrible calls in that game all going Wisconsin's way, but let's face it man, this is standard Big Ten officiating. I would guess that home cooking accounts for about a 6-10 point advantage for the home team almost every game. But holy shit man, how many chances did we have... If the refs call it right, we win. If Stauskas hits that uncontested 3 from the top of the key with like 2 min left, we are up 6 and will win. In that kid doesn't hit the miracle half courter, we win...
This is the one that got away, and will probably cause us to lose the BiG by one game to Indiana.
Thankfully, the officiating in the NCAA tournament is far more equitable. Why else does a mediocre team like Wisconsin never make a Final 4, yet they crush the world at home?
P.S. - CBA home cooked reffing is the single reason basketball will always be my #2 sport behind football. Just too much poetic license for those stooges in stripes.
I think it was the same ref that watched Craft get mugged on the non-call a week ago when he drove the lane to attempt a tie againt the Blue. Just my opinion
So the same one that decided not call an obvious flagrant because it would have sealed the game? And the same one that decided to count a buzzer-beater that never actually beat the buzzer?
As soon as Morgan is back (does anyone know when?), he and McGary will be playing alot together and GR3 will be sitting alot.