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|2 hours 35 min ago||They don't really bother||
They don't really bother playing defense in aau it's not really the same thing and people get tired by the end of games, of course it can have a cumulative effect.
|2 hours 38 min ago||I'd rather have MSU's run to||
I'd rather have MSU's run to the final four than ours. Not a huge difference between virginia and duke as a sweet 16 matchup but I would rather play virginia, nova is worse than l'ville and wichita state, iowa state is good but they wouldn't play them until the elite 8. I that we got the hardest region, seeds in the top four don't really matter, it's all about matchups and I think we got fucked.
|2 hours 56 min ago||MSU's legs were definetely||
MSU's legs were definetely tired, thats whay a team that shoots 40% from 3 on the year went 1-15 to start. Like I said jump shots are the first thing to go.
|2 hours 58 min ago||Arizona state played a much||
Arizona state played a much easier schedule than texas has less impressive wins (they beat arizone in ot which is nice but that is pretty much it) and they have lost their last 3 including a bad loss to oregon state, they certainly look like a worse team and i would say texas is closer to 70/30 than 50/50 to win.
|3 hours 8 min ago||It's not 3 days rest, they||
It's not 3 days rest, they get home at some point tonight and will leave probably early wednesday, that gives them 2 days at home and if we do win that will be 5 games in 8 days, I don't care who you are that's a lot and is going to take something out of you and when you have tired legs the jumpshot is the first thing to go.
|3 hours 24 min ago||Don't you mean wofford? We||
Don't you mean wofford? We play on thursday, clearly had tired legs today and if we shoot 25% again we will lose to anyone with the matador defense we play. Of course we should win but I don't think you can look at how the team played today and be worried more than one game out.
In terms of Texas when they play well they can beat anyone, they have beaten kansas, iowa state, unc and baylor this year, mostly at home but still, not great for us.
|8 hours 27 min ago||I'd rather be a 2 in the east||
I'd rather be a 2 in the east with villanova and virginia than a 2 in the midwest with wichita and louisville as the 1-3's.
|12 hours 19 min ago||Seriously? Closing out a win||
Seriously? Closing out a win is when you go up by 15 points you never let the other team think they have a chance, wisconsin, a better team than osu never got closer than 6 in the second half while for the second game in a row michigan had to hang on and pray for a missed shot to finish the game. When looking at who is playing better it is clear that over the first two games it has been msu. It means jack shit for today but msu has played better than us so far this week, its ok to admit it.
|1 day 3 min ago||Iowa state fans are||
Iowa state fans are impressive, they took over that place.
|1 day 48 min ago||Don't be so sour, they looked||
Don't be so sour, they looked great today dismantling a very good wisconsin team, and did what we couldn't do, close out the win.
|1 day 53 min ago||I want no part of louisville||
I want no part of louisville none, they look great, russ would get into the lane at will and they play great on ball defense. If lunardi is right about them being a 3 in the midwest I want in the east at whatever seed, maybe the team I want to see the least right now.
|2 days 9 hours ago||I hate to say it but I think||
I hate to say it but I think beilein is getting out coached today. Illinois was ready for the 1-3-1 and we weren't for the 2-3
|2 days 9 hours ago||We are taking contested 3's||
We are taking contested 3's and they are getting layups at will, this game is over if we can't change that
|2 days 9 hours ago||its like we have never seen a||
its like we have never seen a zone before this is bad
|2 days 10 hours ago||layups aren't tough shots||
layups aren't tough shots
edited to add I know i've been negative in this thread and I think we win this game going away, but there is no way we beat any team we play in the sweet sixteen on playing this kind of defense.
|2 days 10 hours ago||There is a difference between||
There is a difference between not being a good defensive team and letting a team get to the basket at will. Our guys are athletic, staying in front of their guys on defense is about playing intelligent and sound defense, doesn't have to be spectacular but what went on in the first half is inexcusable.
|2 days 10 hours ago||This team needs to get it||
This team needs to get it together defensively , illinois is a poor shooting team there is no reason they should be able to get into the lane. If they are hitting jump shots fine but our gaurds can not let them turn the corner.
|2 days 10 hours ago||we literally can not stop||
we literally can not stop dribble penetration, giving easy points to bad offenses is how you lose games you shouldn't in the tourney.
|3 days 6 hours ago||Well virginia could pretty||
Well virginia could pretty realistically do this, they only lost 2 games in the acc, which is less than we did in the big ten, and could win the tourney. By your logic that puts them automitcally ahead of us.
|3 days 7 hours ago||the best basketball player in||
the best basketball player in the country could be on the worst team, teams performance has nothing to do with how good an individual player is or how good of a season they had on their own. At least it shouldn't matter.
|3 days 10 hours ago||the olympic stuff was a bad||
the olympic stuff was a bad excuse for a bunch of the athletes, they went back to the old uniforms and raced even worse. Maryland has brought in back to back top 10 recruiting classes in basketball with top 50 players both years, you can recruit fine with any apparel, auburn just sucks at basketball.
|4 days 1 hour ago||Well we started 6-4 with a||
Well we started 6-4 with a loss to Charlotte which you know still counts as part of our season. Virginia only lost 2 games in the acc, under your logic we have no chance of passing them. Anyways I'd rather be a 3 seed in the east or Midwest than a 2 in the south or west. At this point the draw matters way more than a 2 or 3.
|6 days 11 hours ago||As long we are in the midwest||
As long we are in the midwest or east I don't think it really matters seed wise. Millwaukee and Buffalo are the same distance from ann arbor, neither villanova or wichita state is all that scary, especially compared against zona and florida and I think michigan fans have just a good a chance of taking over msg as they do indy. I'd prefer the east because i live in nyc but I'm cool with either one. Would much rather be a 3 in either of those places than a 2 in the south or west.
|1 week 2 days ago||I hope that gif never goes||
I hope that gif never goes away and used forever on this blog.
|1 week 3 days ago||Out of conference still||
Out of conference still counts and we still started 6-4 with a loss to charlotte, Villanova has nothing like that on their resume.
Also I really selfishly want michigan to be in the east bracket, even if it means a 3 instead of a 2 because I live in NYC. But I could also for sure see Michigan fans taking over MSG and that would be great.
|1 week 4 days ago||Just wondering does this also||
Just wondering does this also mean you don't want to see starters play more than a half against indiana either? It carries the same amount of importance in terms of actually mattering to the season. Not an attack just wondering if people who don't care about the tourney also don't care about the last game either.
|1 week 6 days ago||I guess we have a difference||
I guess we have a difference of opinion, no fan should ever expect what alabama is doing now or what usc did in the early 2000's. But expecting to get to at least 9 wins 3 out of every 5 years isn't crazy and is what I expect. That's a big difference between just being happy whenver something good happens, though that is the much healthier way to follow sports, so that part is good at least.
|1 week 6 days ago||Since 2000 Alabama also went||
Since 2000 Alabama also went 3-8, 7-5. 10-3. 4-9. 6-6, 10-2, 6-7, and 7-6 ( from 2000-2007). They have been absurd under Saban and you can't expect what they have done the last 5 years to happen all that frequently but it just proves that stretches of mediocraty can happen to every program, Alabams 90's were similar to ours.
|1 week 6 days ago||I was annoyed that Brian felt||
I was annoyed that Brian felt the need to write a majority of the post on a down note to talk about a big ten title but that is my problem not his, I get that. I think there is a level between where Brian is at and truly elite, florida state has had 4 seasons with 7 or less wins in the last decade, michigan has had 5, things can change in a hurry with a couple good seasons. Of course that is not gauranteed to happen, but the big ten doesn't look like it will be all that good at football overall for the next few year so if we get 9+ wins 3 out of the next 4 with a big ten title one of those years everything will look different and I don't think that asking for that is all that crazy.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm not saying we are on that||
I'm not saying we are on that level, I'm saying we can be, and shouldn't have the same expectations as state, or if you want to take the rivalry part out we shouldnt have the same expectations as wisconsin.