...says Denzel Valentine of Big Ten Tourney favorite MSU, which is 5-7 in its last 12 games. Cumong, man.
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|2 days 13 hours ago||Most of the other other top teams||
are more balanced than UM is. There is not as large of a disparity between their defensive performance and offensive performance. Sure, there a plenty of teams who are unbalanced (Ohio State being an example), but that is why those teams are not considered top 10 teams.
If go by the efficiency numbers there is around a 90 spot gap between their offense and defense numbers. I don't think that is the case with the other teams in the 1-2 seed range.
One of the usual keys in the tournament is having the ability to win games in mutiple ways. This team really can't do that, they will live and die based on how they shoot the ball. The other 1-2 seed teams seem to be more equipped to be able to win games in different ways.
|2 days 13 hours ago||I don't see how that would be a large stretch||
This team has obviously accomplished great things this year, and deserves a ton of respect for that.
However, it is fairly obvious that their chances in the tournament will be based on how they play on the offensive end. One cold game on that end of the floor in the tournament could very well let an inferior team spring the upset. They obviously can't count on the defense to win games in the tournament.
In short, I think their chances in the tournament are highly unpredictable. They are the type of team who could get upset early, or they could go deep like last year's team. I do think they will be a common pick for people predicting upsets.
|2 days 14 hours ago||The same type of defense as all year||
You act like bad defense is something new.
Amazing what this team has been able to do in terms of winning the conference, despite being so bad defensively.
|2 days 15 hours ago||Big Ten Officials||
I guess a ball can magically change directions on it's own now.
|1 week 1 day ago||What?||
There is no way in hell Indiana is the second best team in the Big Ten.
|1 week 1 day ago||Need Darius Morris back||
So he can tell Crean to get the fuck off the court.
|1 week 1 day ago||That was actually a good no-call||
It was actually all ball. These refs are still shit, though.
|1 week 1 day ago||Big Ten officials can eat a bag of dicks||
They are just awful.
|1 week 1 day ago||Trying to figure out the doesn't mean anything statements||
about this game. Doesn't a loss possibly bump them down to a 4 seed? It seems like it would pretty much kill the chance for a 2 seed.
|1 week 1 day ago||Which is why I said I don't like the odds||
I didn't say it was impossible. The odds of playing great on offense every game in the tourney, is not a bet I would take, though.
|1 week 1 day ago||That is not what I said||
I did not call the team shit, I said the defense is shit.
|1 week 1 day ago||So I get negged for stating a fact||
Do the idiots who negged me want to actually make a case for how this team's defense isn't shit?
|1 week 1 day ago||Don't like this team's odds of going||
deep in the tourney, with the shit defense they play. The lack of effort on d is glaring.
|1 week 1 day ago||Still means something for seeding||
They could still end up anywhere from a 2-4 seed depending on what happens in this game and in the BTT.
|1 week 6 days ago||A couple more that were left out||
Navy Midshipmen, NC State Wolfpack, Nevada Wolfpack, and Tulsa Golden Hurricane
|1 week 6 days ago||Alabama, Tulane, North Texas, Syracuse, Stanford||
Crimson Tide, Green Wave, Mean Green,Orange, and Cardinal.
Edit: Forgot about Marshall, ND and Illinois
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Makes sense||
College basketball officials seem to have a hard time grasping logic, though.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||What is with the officials the last couple minutes?||
Definately helping Minnesota right now.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Jim Jackson still making excuses for MSU||
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Izzo is such a whiny piece of shit||
Always blaming something else, not his own team's performance.
And then the officials, instead of giving him a technical like he deserved, screw over Illinois by calling a non-existent foul.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Defense and Rebounding still sore spots||
However, you can't question this teams heart and guts
|2 weeks 4 days ago||GR III||
It is has been rough at times for him, but way to come up huge.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||For once, there wasn't contact there||
That one is all on Nik.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Have to finish that Nik||
I defended him somewhat tonight, but come the fuck on. There wasn't even contact that time.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||He heard you||
It is pretty bizarre, how reluctant he is to dunk it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yes||
Though, I wouldn't count on getting calls in OT.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Not a good look||
Too much time wasted, ended up getting backed into a corner.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||No it wasn't||
How is 90% body contact a bad call? He literally ran straight into Stauskas without coming close to getting all ball.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Shut the fuck up Purdue||
That was clearly a foul. They had gotten used to fouling Stauskas all night and getting away with it.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||So intentionally become a non factor on offense?||