March 10th, 2012 at 5:21 PM ^

This game is pretty painful to watch, but I can't turn away.  I woke up at 3:30am Sunday Korean time to watch MSU win and UM have a terrible day.  What a bad way to start my Sunday.

I think I should go to bed now...


March 10th, 2012 at 5:22 PM ^

Don't understand why we hedge their guards so hard with a big on the perimeter.  All they are doing is lobbing it down low and Sullinger has a 1 on 1 with the help defender (novak, THJR).  It's really hurting us and their guards aren't great outside shooters.





March 10th, 2012 at 5:23 PM ^

Is Morgan playing awful, or is it terrible scheme? Morgan was constantly setting high screens for Burke, which seemed to take Morgan out of position to do anything useful. I don't understand that. Hardaway could set a high screen for Burke. Novak could set a high screen for Burke. Worst case scenario, you have an athletic SF or guard up high, and Morgan down low where he should be.

Morgan can't make fast cuts, so I don't see any logic to having him screen the ball high. Maybe if he were actually doing an amazing job at it, but he's not. AT ALL. Burke is getting hounded up there.

This game sucks.


March 10th, 2012 at 5:23 PM ^

Hopefully Brandon has an after the season meeting scheduled for Belien.

That way we can get a real coach in here. This team is not prepared at all. I don't mind losing but atleast be competitive

M Fanfare

March 10th, 2012 at 5:24 PM ^

Looking forward to the hockey game tonight and the Selection Show tomorrow. If we do some damage in the tournament, no one will remember this game, nor will they when that banner goes up into the rafters in Crisler.


March 10th, 2012 at 5:26 PM ^

If we don't hit our threes, don't hit our free throws, and don't rebound at all.  When we have no play down low they can focus on making all of our deep shots hard.  This game IMO is exactly why we'll need size in the future to do anything in the tourny.  Hopefully this game doesn't hurt the mentality of the team in the next week.


March 10th, 2012 at 5:28 PM ^

I think we stopped playing basketball about 2 minutes ago, and now there's just 5 guys running around. Maybe this timeout can re-establish some structure.

Champ Kind

March 10th, 2012 at 5:29 PM ^

I don't think OSU needs to score again to win this.  We'll be lucky to get to 44.  The team is used to Trey carrying them, so they're just standing around.  Unfortunately, he's playing just as poorly as everyone else.