Coaches' timeouts are worse. Basketball teams should get one, full stop.
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- Playing a tough schedule, esp. in the part you control--your non-conference (top 10 SOS, at Duke, at Iowa State, vs. Arizona, Stanford on neutral floor)
- # of top 50 wins (we'd have two more given B1G tourney champs, to make 12, only 'Zona and Kansas would have as many or more)
- How you finish (would be 8 straight and 10-2 last 12)
- RPI and kenpom rankings would both be comfortably top 10 at that point, maybe even top 5 depending on how others do
|1 day 22 hours ago||Dude||
That team was stacked in the post. Loy Vaught, T Mills, and Mark Hughes all played in the league. Then you had Rice (who could sky) and 6'9" Sean Higgins able to go in and get boards. They also had one of (if not the best) PG in the country in Rumeal. That was not a 3-pt specialist team, they could kill you from anywhere on the court (and did, when they wanted to).
|1 day 22 hours ago||Beilein histrionics||
"DAGNABIT" works. Indiana got called for a bunch of travels in the second half after Beilein's tech. I hate coach ref histrionics, but they apparently work."
I swear that, as genuinely angry as he seems, these outbursts are orchestrated. Beilein's sat idly by being a respectful guy why these other jackass coaches (i.e., every other coach in the league and 99% around the country) are completely out of control and leverage that behavior into an advantage. I think someone on the staff (or probably the entire staff) convinced JB to let it fly when you get hosed, which happens to every team, every game. This is inevitable. Refs are (pretty much) human, and humans fuck up. A lot.
Thank you, refs of yesteryear for not only not throwing Bob Knight out of games in the first two minutes but actually reffing the rest of the 38 minutes decidedly in his favor. One Coach K watched this for years and it wasn't hard for him (and others) to get an "a ha" moment.
It's like with trash talking. Back in the day, and in HS, you didn't even have to swear. Refs would warn you to quit talking to the opponent or it would be a T, unsportsmanlike, etc. Teach these coaches and players to zip their lips or they can watch from the locker room, TV be damned. Coaches and players would adjust, quickly. Certainly not quietly, b/c they'd bitch about it on talk radio and PTI, but certainly quickly.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Dude||
Thought you actually heard some news. Please fix your title.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Prediction:||
Final score of Ohio-Purdue will be the same as the seed numbers. Boiler up (by 7)!
Srsly, Purdue might get Ohio, Iowa is in total free-fall, and despite today, Penn St. might get Minny on a neutral floor. There will be at least one upset and a 10-, 11-, and/or 12-seed will make it to Friday.
Please take this with the same grain of salt you did with my prediction that we would blow IU out yesterday.
|2 days 12 hours ago||Here||
Take the keys to the internet; it's yours.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Don't understand IU selling out yesterday.||
They had nothing to gain. Now Beilein has from now until Friday to prep for them and they've played all their cards in their two games against us. They're going to have to turn around with little rest, too.
|2 days 16 hours ago||Damn||
And I thought Ohio was loud. This place is off the chain; would be fun to be there.
|2 days 17 hours ago||Man||
It sounds loud as hell in there.
|2 days 17 hours ago||b/c he hasn't updated since||
b/c he hasn't updated since Thursday.
|2 days 18 hours ago||Okay, blind resume time||
Rank the following teams, here sorted by the average of RPI and kenpom rank:
|2 days 19 hours ago||(No subject)||
|2 days 20 hours ago||EZ Killer|
|3 days 6 hours ago||Cash money says...||
...Wisconsin throws in some lucky BS to crush Nebraska's soul tomorrow.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I don't know...||
...if they lose in the 1st round that would make them sub-.500 in the league and losers of 6 of their last 7 games. Committee no likey those numbers. RPI will probably rescue them, but they'd best take care of business next Thursday.
|3 days 6 hours ago||I'm just reading the look on his face||
Not in the least am I opining that GRIII is soft.
|3 days 11 hours ago||I disagree with a lot of you...||
...that there's no shot.
If we win the B1G tourney, we'd be outright regular season and post-season champions of the best league in the country (at worst 2nd best).
Recall what the committee values:
If we win out, I don't think it's remote; I think it's a strong argument. And if others lose early in their conf. tourneys, I think it's likely.
And by the way, 8 of the last 10 national champs have been 1-seeds. If you want to win 6 straight games in the Big Dance, you need some (relative) cupcakes in there.
|3 days 11 hours ago||Okay, I'll play||
Bench: Manny Fresh, GRIII, LeVert, Morris, Novak, Morgan, Dakich, Bartlestein (last two for celebration purposes)
This team will be a lot harder to put together in a few years as Irvin and Walton play more, as well as others we're yet to see.
|3 days 12 hours ago||Stauskas 2nd team?!?||
|3 days 12 hours ago||You know that Charles was looking at GRII?||
He was probably thinking, "Nice play, but you a soft-ass bitch."
|3 days 12 hours ago||Guess the board won't need this anymore:||
|3 days 12 hours ago||First:||
Photos bomb Woodson.
Second: Charles should be able to grab the mike at Crisler and boom, "Neel before Zodd!" and everyone in attendance should be required and willing to follow that order.
|3 days 20 hours ago||I don't think...||
...Wichita makes it past the sweet 16. Weak schedule will come back to haunt them. I may pick them to get shocked in the 2nd round depending on their opponent. (See what I did there?)
|3 days 20 hours ago||This will be a blowout||
Indiana has nothing to play for today. They must win the B1G tourney and will have to play us because they're pretty much assured the 8 or 9 seed. Add that the Indiana players hate their own coach (well, duh) and that some bitter kid who plays minutes doesn't care if they lose by 5 or 30 (see the grantland article on point shaving) and I believe we'll cover today.
|3 days 20 hours ago||hmmm...||
Chris Tamer, Alex Roberts, Todd Copeland, or Doug Evans?
|4 days 14 hours ago||Zero fun, sir.||
Zero fun, sir.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Kim Barnes-Arico...||
...needs more players.
|4 days 14 hours ago||Who's that dude?||
Some fat dude with a pony tail is playing center for the Sparty WBB team. That can't be legal.
He just decked one of our players setting a screen.
|5 days 11 hours ago||Throw his ass out. Bitch||
Throw his ass out. Bitch move, McCabe.
|5 days 17 hours ago||You knew there'd be one...||
...who'd come in here and make an ass of him/herself and get negged into oblivion. Congrats, Darker Blue!
|5 days 17 hours ago||These suck||
I like the '60s or Fab Five throwbacks. Would love it if they wore the Fab Five yellows with black socks and shoes during the Big Dance. I'd also like to see us lose white piping/outlining. It's maize and blue; ain't no white in there!