March 21st, 2013 at 12:35 PM ^

I am starting to think that Valpo and Michigan State should have had the court professionally surveyed before the game in the event they had trouble locating the basket. Neither team is sniffing 30% shooting right now.


March 21st, 2013 at 12:36 PM ^

Charles Barkley, I would be all-in for Valpo.  Now I'm conflicted about this.  I might need to root harder for the other 6 B1G schools and root against Sparty.


March 21st, 2013 at 12:41 PM ^

Bah CBS, how am I supposed to watch basketball during lecture if the screen won't get past the loading circle spinning around?

EDIT: Crisis averted, it works in Chrome.

Zone Left

March 21st, 2013 at 12:52 PM ^

I'm shocked! SHOCKED! that MSU is going to hammer Valpo. The Big 10 is going to have a really nice first round. We'll see after that, but I think the conference is unbeaten through tomorrow night.


March 21st, 2013 at 12:54 PM ^

Much as I love me some Sparty schadenfreude, I do hope this is just the start of the B1G  beating the piss out of everybody.

Oddly, I rarely feel that way when it comes to football...


March 21st, 2013 at 12:58 PM ^

Yikes. The Crusaders are 4-22 and 1-10 from downtown. That makes for an effective FG% of 20.5%. At that rate, they could still potentially break 30 points before the game ends. Those six TOs hurt quite a bit right now, I would say.

EDIT: Make that 7 TOs, but the two 3-pointers up the Crusaders' effective FG% to 31.3%.


March 21st, 2013 at 12:58 PM ^

So maybe the Big Ten really is the best conference in the country...

Valpo is supposed to be a decent team; they are getting manhandled by MSU.


March 21st, 2013 at 1:01 PM ^

Correct me if I am wrong but you get 7 timeouts for the whole game correct? Not that I blame him, but the Valpo coach is burning through those timeouts in the first half.

Perkis-Size Me

March 21st, 2013 at 1:03 PM ^

I'm looking at this game and hoping that Michigan going through the gauntlet that is the Big Ten will serve them just as well as it is MSU right now. Can only serve to your advantage that you face top competition week in and week out.

Valparaiso is supposed to be a decent team and they're getting completely outclassed right now.


March 21st, 2013 at 1:06 PM ^

anyone ever hit the boss button on the live stream and actually read the various messages in the inbox?  I just did for the first time out of curiosity and they are rather amusing and comical.   Everyone loves this time of year.


March 21st, 2013 at 1:12 PM ^

I can't help but be more than a little bit jealous of MSU's defense right now.  Michigan would have probably allowed 30+ to Valpo in that first half and we'd have an uncomfortable second half coming up.  

Novak's grittiness meant so much more than we even imagined to Michigan.


March 21st, 2013 at 1:45 PM ^

Effective is effective.  Not saying Nix is anywhere near their level, but the annals of sports history are filled with guys who were amongst the best ever and didn't look good doing it.  You wouldn't teach Arnold Palmer's swing or putting stroke to anybody; Rick Barry shot free throws underhanded.  Terry Bradshaw threw wounded ducks for completions.  

Sometimes you just have to take the high road.  Nix's football-related tweets were classless, but I'd take his interior presence on Michigan's team right about now.