Michigan vs. MSU bball open thread

Submitted by ThadMattasagoblin on February 12th, 2013 at 7:08 PM

If you're in the Breslin, be sure to chant loud enough so we can hear you on the t.v.!



February 12th, 2013 at 9:53 PM ^

..we're gonna need to play the best half of basketball we've played all season to win this one. And what are the odds we can do that after playing the worst half we've played all season?


February 12th, 2013 at 9:53 PM ^

Bitched about refs for any of our road games yet. I've always figured it was part of the game on the road. This however is absolute horseshit. This is the worst officiating job I have seen. It's usually a call here or there. This is blatant bad calls and all one way


February 12th, 2013 at 9:53 PM ^

This is a perfect example to show you talent only brings you that far. You need hard work, heart, tenancity, resilience to be successful in all things you do in life. 


February 12th, 2013 at 9:54 PM ^


MSU 18 (7 offensive)

Michigan 12 (3 offensive)



Michigan 7




MSU 53%

Michigan 42%


There's your game right there.


February 12th, 2013 at 9:55 PM ^

I don't know how anyone can deny that. How in the world can you get into this arena tonight and not be up to the task. Most of our players are not. Soft is the key word for this team.


February 12th, 2013 at 9:55 PM ^

You have no post threat and you rely solely on jump shooting, you'll never have consistency because its easier to defend and shooters are streaky. Defensively we haven't been good in a few weeks.


February 12th, 2013 at 9:55 PM ^

Fuck it.  Belien needs to do the war rebounding drill that Izzo does.  Our defense and rebounding is beyond atrocious and if we don't watch it this game could get pretty ugly.


February 12th, 2013 at 9:56 PM ^

These guys need someone to yell in their damn ears at halftime. Seems to me that no one on the coaching staff can do that. Pathetic first half and I hope to God they come out a totally different team in the second half.


February 12th, 2013 at 9:56 PM ^

Freshmens are really showing their inexperince here they are tired and playing all these road games is making them exhausted...if they continue like this we are doomed say goodbye to the tournament


February 12th, 2013 at 10:10 PM ^

SICK of hearing that.  I wasnt super talented at my sport but ALWAYS played my behind off and always brought defense to my game.  Even when offense lacked.  It doesnt matter what age you are - people either have that drive to play defense or not. I coached many teams since and some kids do it and have that internal drive and some dont. Whether 6 years old, 11 or 18 yrs old.


February 12th, 2013 at 9:56 PM ^

Well, State is shooting out of their mind also.  They haven't made a ton of open shots, most of them are contested, they're just going in.  If we get any closer to them, the refs blow the whistle.

Champ Kind

February 12th, 2013 at 9:56 PM ^

It's ok guys.  After the loss to Wisconsin they all sat around and mentioned one thing  they could do better.  So, they're all set now.  You can tell that lit a fire under them.