...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|1 day 10 hours ago||Man I don't know about||
Man I don't know about Wisconsin remaining above us on the S-curve if we do better in the BTT. I think we're dead even right now (their Florida win is a tad inflated as Florida was without the SEC POY in Wilbekin) as their non-con was much more impressive, but our con was much more impressive. I think if it's a BTT final between us, they'll just flip whoever wins the game into the higher spot.
|2 days 5 hours ago||Yeah he had our longest run||
Yeah he had our longest run of the season last year.
/watches basketball highlights to feel better
|4 days 7 hours ago||I believe OSU last year||
I believe OSU last year accomplished it despite not winning the conference.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Yeah but UNC had to play NCAA||
Yeah but UNC had to play NCAA games in between those matchups (first two round games in 88 and 89) so it wasn't consecutive. Similarly Temply played 3 games in between 92 and 93 matchups. Kansas would have lost to us last year and then would play the "Wolverines" of Utah Valley immediately in the next game. It's a completely meaningless, arbitrary point, but I thought it was mildly interesting.
|4 days 9 hours ago||Well this list is wrong and||
Well this list is wrong and has no value because we're #1.
|4 days 9 hours ago||I'll say this about Florida.||
I'll say this about Florida. This year's Senior Class has been to 3 Elite 8's and 3 times has watched another team get to cut down the nets. I don't think you can understate how horrible that must feel and I wouldn't bet against them in a similiar situation.
|4 days 10 hours ago||A couple thoughts. 1) If||
A couple thoughts.
1) If that bracket was accurate (spoiler: it won't be), Kansas would probably become the first team to play the Wolverines in consecutive NCAA tourney games.
2)Being in Milwaukee with Wisconsin would suck as we would be playing against the crowd.
3)How does Lunardi determine his autobids? EMU is nowhere near the top seed remaining in the MAC. His system is screwy to say the least.
|5 days 6 hours ago||You can't really say Indiana||
You can't really say Indiana is only a bad loss for us and not for them. I do think they are ahead of us as of right now, but it wouldn't be hard for me to see us jumping them should we beat them in the BTT.
|5 days 9 hours ago||Listen, I don't know you||
Listen, I don't know you personally or your cheer record, but if you're like the guy I replied to who stood in line for bleacher seats and went to all the games, then no I don't think anyone would say we're "better" basketball fans than you. If your point is that we think we're better basketball fans than the people who only go to one or two games a year and refuse to stand up in the upper deck, then yeah that is "undeniable" that we think we're better fans I guess.
If you want solutions, in addition to the recruitng that always occur, there have been cheer books added to each section to try to get the students on the same page. We've been trying to coordinate with the band about what songs to play and we've been trying to get "section leaders" placed into all the non-bleacher sections to encourage people to cheer and stand up. I won't say that all these ideas have worked, but to act like the core leadership is just trying to maintain a clique and not involve other students is "undeniably" false.
|5 days 9 hours ago||I really don't understand||
I really don't understand what you're trying to say.
|5 days 9 hours ago||I've been trying to be really||
I've been trying to be really civil about all the potshots random people have been lobbing at the Maize Rage, but really you have no clue what you're talking about. If there has been one topic that has been discussed at our meetings to death, it's been how to get more people involved and on the same page. I didn't know being a dedicated fan made you a "groupie" and I still fail to understand how someone spending time on a sports blog has the audacity to attempt to mock someone else for being "too much" of a fan.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Fantastic Piece||
Jordan Morgan. He Gets Stops.
|1 week 1 day ago||I am fairly certian I can||
I am fairly certian I can guess the #1 seed without using the generator.
|1 week 1 day ago||Two things to explain the||
Two things to explain the difference:
1) This data is conference only, while KenPom includes the entire season in its data set (which it should)
2) I'm fairly certain that KenPom weighs his number against strength of schedule, that is that 1.223 number is what UM would be expected to score against a hypothetical average team, not necessarily UM's season average.
|1 week 1 day ago||Not sure I'd consider||
Not sure I'd consider Creighton the dream matchup. They are literally the only team in the country that I think could beat us at "HORSE" as Brian puts our general strategy.
|1 week 2 days ago||Can't really accurately judge||
Can't really accurately judge one way or another personally, but judging by his gf...I wish I were much more "goofy looking"
|1 week 2 days ago||22 year old here||
I don't put a large amount of stock in it. The only problem with not winning it is that we inevitably would have to lose to a team that is fairly beatable (Nebraska, Penn St, Minnesota, etc.) or a team I loathe greatly (Wisconsin, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Ohio State, Wisconsin, IU, or for the sake of argument Wisconsin) which sucks. But I really just want to win one game and escape with no major injuries.
|1 week 2 days ago||RR is the MIchigan version of||
RR is the MIchigan version of Godwin's Law. As the number of comments in a thread increasing, the probability of mentioning RR approaches 1. Also if you are the one to bring him up, you automatically lose any argument you are involved in.
|1 week 2 days ago||I think the only issue with||
I think the only issue with going to more conference games (from NCAA rules) is that the teams would have to agree to play that many less non-conference games. If the Big Ten wanted to, they could just award their autobid to the regualr season champion and eschew the conference tournament (like the Ivy League does).
As far as the game itself, that was just an on night and Illinois has no chance. I feel as if the defense improvement is encouraging and add the Minnesota game as an additional example. We had our usual slow offensive start there, but unlike any of the other games, we didn't give up 3-4 three pointers to put us down double digits. I think playing solid defense in the beginning of games is going to be the key to how far we go in March.
|1 week 5 days ago||Man you have had one helluva||
Man you have had one helluva day. Congrats on that btw.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Well I can say that there has||
Well I can say that there has been no plan to rush the court this year regardless of who we beat (Arizona, MSU, etc.)
|2 weeks 1 day ago||I'm guessing there's a caved||
I'm guessing there's a caved troll here or something? Otherwise your comment seems a tad...off.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||SHHHH||
DO YOU NOT REMEMBER THE ONE TIME BISB TRIED TO DIFFER FROM KENPOM?!?
/ALL HAIL KENPOM
|2 weeks 3 days ago||COOL STORY BRO TIME||
The highlight of my athletic career was my freshmen year of high school on the JV baseball team. We were tied with Lutheran North and it was the bottom of the 7th bases loaded. I came to the plate, got in my batting stance, cocked the bat on my shoulder and...left it there as the pitcher walked me for a game winning, walk-off walk. Yeah it was all down there from there.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||But is your Mod work||
But is your Mod work technically employment? Will you be able to unionize?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||I upvoted you once and you||
I upvoted you once and you went from 897 to 899 so it does appear that they are worth 2 points.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Sigh||
What is the first rule about mgopoints again?
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Phillies suck. Tell me how||
Phillies suck. Tell me how 3rd place feels.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Maybe they got most of their||
Maybe they got most of their facts wrong because they wrote the letter in January?
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Full Disclosure: Goblue1817||
Full Disclosure: Goblue1817 is a really good buddy of mine. I can inform you that he did not actually attend the game, but, like me, is fairly close to the core members who run the Maize Rage so he's aware of what went down. Also this thread has been taking unnecessary potshots at several of our close friends and his snark is himventing his frustration at that I actually disagree with him about adequate communication occurring (which I'll bring up at the meeting tonight). The biggest problem is that the security guards left their post at 6:45 when they were supposed to remain there until 7 so people understood they were not to line up before then.
Again I sympathize with those who got stuck in the front fo the first line (my roommates were among those) and I have no real dog in this fight as I had a non season ticket holder student seat up in sec 220.