Big Ten Semi-final Open Thread

Submitted by enlightenedbum on March 15th, 2014 at 4:33 PM

State up 9-5 early on here.  Winner gets us.  Rooting interest is approximately 8 OTs.

Comments

mi93

March 15th, 2014 at 5:19 PM ^

Looking like their rounding into typical March form.

Wiscy certainly isn't done but I like M getting a firmer hold on a potential one seed.

bluebyyou

March 15th, 2014 at 5:21 PM ^

Wiscy is susceptible up the middle and staee is fairly athletic, certainly more so that staee.  Unless things change, I can't see Wiscy coming back.

bluebyyou

March 15th, 2014 at 5:21 PM ^

Wiscy is susceptible up the middle and staee is fairly athletic, certainly more so that staee.  Unless things change, I can't see Wiscy coming back.

Willy Wonka

March 15th, 2014 at 5:26 PM ^

Did anyone else see this CWebb BK commercial? Interesting he's representing the fake U of M jersey while trying to "distance himself" from anything Fab 5 related.

gwkrlghl

March 15th, 2014 at 5:39 PM ^

CBS giving a serious BJ to MSU right now. "I dont think there are four better teams in the country - when healthy - that are better than MSU". Good grief shut up. They've been healthy enough that they can't make these dumb excuses

alum96

March 15th, 2014 at 5:53 PM ^

They are right about the experience thing with MSU - most high rated 5 stars are gone post sophomore year so MSU has experience most teams don't due to slow development.  Most 5 stars go to the NBA after 2 years. MSU retains them forever... Dawson and Payne lol... Appling was a HS All American to boot.  Payne is a 23 year old 5 star - big men are a premium.  Compare to Vonleh who is a top 10 mock draft guy after 1 year in NCAA. 

Only Gary Harris is someone on a normal path for a high end 5 star.  Izzo spends the first 2 years breaking down players and then trying to rebuild them back up in their jr and sr year - that calendar is not working for most high end recruits now.  Harris is one guy he never did try to break down.

ixcuincle

March 15th, 2014 at 5:48 PM ^

Wisconsin scares me more than MSU. Good to see Sparty putting the beat down. 

Michigan has a better chance of bashing Staee than Wisconsin, who has actually beaten Michigan 

Cold War

March 15th, 2014 at 6:14 PM ^

We have state supremacy right now. I don't like Sparty getting a shot at putting a dent in it. We'd have less to lose against Wisconsin.