...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 hours 49 min ago||Facing Wofford.||
|3 hours 45 min ago||I don't think NCAA tournament||
I don't think NCAA tournament games will be as physical as this. Also we had an off shooting day, it happens.
|3 hours 50 min ago||We had plenty of||
We had plenty of opportunities to get back in the game, didn't capitalize.
|4 hours 15 min ago||Defense has been an issue all||
Defense has been an issue all season, its not going to go away. Usually we can shoot ourselves out of it but when you're hovering around 25% you're gonna have a bad time.
|4 hours 21 min ago||Given our uninspiring play on||
Given our uninspiring play on Friday and yesterday I feared this was the kind of game we would get.
|1 day 5 hours ago||Flaws don't matter if you||
Flaws don't matter if you win. I'm not sure will be able to best MSU or Wisconsin with our (so far) lackadaisical play in the tournament.
|1 day 5 hours ago||I just dont like the big ten||
I just dont like the big ten tournament. Not much to gain, lots to lose.
|2 days 7 hours ago||This sucks.||
|2 days 7 hours ago||Why are we shooting 3s??||
Why are we shooting 3s??
|2 days 7 hours ago||Not much movement for a||
Not much movement for a motion offense.
|2 days 7 hours ago||How the fuck did the basket||
How the fuck did the basket not count there? What the actual fuck?
|2 days 7 hours ago||Foul difference is because||
Foul difference is because Illinois is going inside and we are just passing around the perimeter until someone jacks up a bad 3.
|3 days 23 hours ago||Probably just replace the||
Probably just replace the 'Sic 'Em' with Baylor and be fine.
|4 days 28 min ago||I think about Burke's "foul"||
I think about Burke's "foul" that never was and man, man that sucks.
|5 days 8 hours ago||Needs moar neon colors.||
Needs moar neon colors.
|5 days 8 hours ago||I tend to believe odds like||
I tend to believe odds like these are set intentionally to shift money around. I'd assume they're trying to entice people to pick Michigan with these ... interesting odds.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I think it is a little||
I think it is a little different for one bid leagues that really truly want their best-performing team in the NCAA tournament (so they whisk them away to the semis of their conference tournament). A regular season conference MAC champion likely doesn't get an at-large bid, so they must win their conference tournament.
Worth mulling over though.
|6 days 5 hours ago||Isn't anyone from North or||
Isn't anyone from North or South America an American? Or am I just hearing the sounds of a joke gone over my head?
|6 days 21 hours ago||I agree that was quite||
I agree that was quite exaggerated. I suppose it boils down to criteria: who did the best (Beilein) or who exceeded expectations the farthest (Miles)? Michigan was picked to finish 2nd behind MSU while the analysts at btn.com pegged Nebraska for 12th in the preseason.
Collection of random thoughts:
But if you consider after our loss to Arizona, we were sitting at 6-4 and thoroughly in danger of being in the wrong side of the bubble (okay, it was really early, but still). At that point it was looking more like a 5th place Big Ten finish for us but we persevered.
I also think Nebraska benefitted by a perfect storm of blunders by MSU, OSU, and Wisconsin throughout he season. That's not to take away from Nebraska or Miles, just an observation.
Then consider our single plays, all pretty much the bottom of the conference -- Northwestern, Illinois, PSU. Our path to the title was probably the most difficult of the top half of the big ten.
Ultimately I think a good case can be made for either, I'm obviously partial to Beilein.
|6 days 22 hours ago||I'm going to present the||
I'm going to present the other side. A beat writer for Nebraska stated Miles' case very well I thought (Dirk Chatelain)
|6 days 22 hours ago||I think the tournament after||
I think the tournament after the Sweet 16 is really a crapshoot, so that should be the, hmm, expectation? To go far in the NCAA tournament you need to be really good and really lucky.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Tonight's Neb/Wisc game will||
Tonight's Neb/Wisc game will determine the 4/5 seeds in the BTT. If Nebraska wins, they're the 4 and OSU is the 5, and if Nebraska loses that will be reversed.
Full bracket below (this assumes the more likely scenario of Nebraska losing to Wisconsin tonight, swap Nebraska with OSU if Nebraska wins)
Either way, you've to like that bracket. We have a very good shot of making it to the championship game I would think.
|1 week 2 hours ago||There was the typical MSU||
There was the typical MSU cock-stroking about how they're good enough to get to the Final Four, etc. I think the argument should lose weight with each loss, but it doesn't seem to.
|1 week 2 hours ago||Yeah, I definitely didn't see||
Yeah, I definitely didn't see that, but it was a replay / different angle and I seem to be the only one questioning it, so I'll conform.
|1 week 2 hours ago||How the hell is OSU shooting||
How the hell is OSU shooting free throws after Craft pulled the MSU guy to the ground? I don't know if I care that much but ... wow.
|1 week 20 hours ago||I too consumed alcohol this||
I too consumed alcohol this evening.
|1 week 23 hours ago||I thoroughly enjoyed the Big||
I thoroughly enjoyed the Big Ten last year, some very dominant teams at the top.
Comparing regular seasons only I think the clear winner is this year. First outright conference championship since 1986, 'nuff said.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't think that was a||
I don't think that was a foul, incredibly weak.
|1 week 1 day ago||Well, fuck.||
|1 week 1 day ago||Fucking Yogi Ferrell.||
Fucking Yogi Ferrell. Indiana run forthcoming.