NCAA Tournament Round 2--Syracuse/Sparty open thread

Submitted by Clarence Boddicker on March 18th, 2018 at 3:11 PM

Sparty has the kind of team Boeheim's match-up zone is designed to chew up. Izzo's offense wants to funnel it inside and the zone prevents that. Sparty doesn't have the shooters to rain 3's over it. I'm no fan of Boeheim...but fuck Sparty. Go 'Cuse.



March 18th, 2018 at 3:24 PM ^

MSU looks like they have no clue how to breakdown the Syracuse D.  And Syracuse has been bad on offense all year. 

First one to 55 may win.


March 18th, 2018 at 3:47 PM ^

Because Montana had to be the worst 16 seed in tourney history and Houston only lost due to blatant favoritism by the refs toward M and severe coaching malpractice by Sampson. Meanwhile Bucknell probably should have been a 4 seed that MSU essentially blew-out despite what the scoreboard showed. ******

*********** To be really informed on all things M you have to read the RCMB......

Although I would love to see a MSU loss, I think ridding the tournament of Syracuse would be almost as much of a favor by MSU to the average fan as M did by eliminating the man-bun and the unending discussion of such.

Now I am going to take a nap because this game is boring as @#&$.


March 18th, 2018 at 3:31 PM ^

This is coaching malpractice. He has had JJJ, Goins, and Carter in the high post. He should put Bridges there and have him play like McGary did. Instead, Bridges is hanging around the outside jacking threes. Izzo has played Goins and Tillman together. Neither of those guys should play at all, let alone together. I can't believe Carter is getting so many minutes.
The formula is so obvious. Put 3 shooters outside - Winston, McQuaid and Langford. Bridges in the middle. JJJ or Ward down low. Play them all close to 40 minutes. You don't need to manage minutes with this pace. Izzo is so dumb.