OSU/Wiscy play terrible basketball

Submitted by ak47 on January 29th, 2013 at 7:28 PM

It's 11-11 at the 8 minute mark. Who should I be rooting for?


Wisconsin Wolverine

January 29th, 2013 at 8:07 PM ^

Here is a handy Big Ten priority cheering guide.  When in doubt:

  • Choose more weasel-like animal mascots over less weasel-like animal mascots
  • Choose any animal mascot over any human mascot
  • Choose occupational human mascots over historical human mascots
  • Choose any human mascot over any plant mascot
  • Fuck Notre Dame


January 29th, 2013 at 7:50 PM ^

Don't watch if you don't like their style.  If you enjoy good basketball you'll watch.  If you need loads of points then Big Ten basketball often won't be your forte; this isn't new.  It's effective basketball and fans of well taught and fundamental basketball will watch.


January 29th, 2013 at 8:03 PM ^

Lol you can play slow and not suck at basketball, wisconsin plays straight up ugly basketball and osu has an offense that is deshaun thomas or bricks, which is also ugly.  And for the record, zero national championships since 2000 would suggest strongly that the slow down basketball employed by many in the big ten is not in fact all that effective.


January 29th, 2013 at 8:30 PM ^

For the record, which team, "sucks", as you put it?! The 11th ranked team in the country or the one which went into Assembly hall and won their 10th in a row* against Indiana (and a top 20 team acording to KenPom)?

*I could be wrong but I think it's something ridiculous like that.


January 29th, 2013 at 11:00 PM ^

I didn't say they suck, i said they play terrible basketball, you can win and still be painful to watch, which this game was.  Also wooo final 4's thats totally the same thing as national championships.  OSU lost twice to sec teams in bcs championships, the big ten doesn't look any better in footbal because a team managed to get to the championship game to lose.  The only thing that matters prestige wise is championships, if your teams aren't winning them then you can't say your brand of playing the game is working.  Not to mention many of those final fours were msu which played an up tempo style compared to the average big ten team.


January 29th, 2013 at 8:01 PM ^

I mean, you're your own (uh, firearm?), so I wouldn't presume to tell you for whom you should be rooting.  With that said, Brian's Opponent Watch recommending cheering ... against Wisconsin — presumably because these teams both have 2 losses in-conference and Michigan has to play at the Kohl Center while Wisconsin dodges a trip to Ann Arbor this year.


January 29th, 2013 at 8:03 PM ^

It is great defense, they are the two best defenses in the league. But some don't appreciate that. Any time you can root against Ohio is a good time to me.


January 29th, 2013 at 8:06 PM ^

All I can say is that both teams have worked extremely hard to arrive at this 26-24 score. Wisconsin is actually being outshot by Ohio State by a mere 0.6% right now - 38.5% to 39.1%.


January 29th, 2013 at 8:52 PM ^

I live in Wisconsin. I hate Wisconsin. This is an impossible game for me to choose sides. A Wisconsin win tonight will make the game @ the Kohl Center at least. Maybe.


January 29th, 2013 at 9:03 PM ^

How about you win a road game against a team that doesn't completely suck.  The Wolfpack are now 1-4 on the road, with that lone victory being at Boston College.


January 29th, 2013 at 10:15 PM ^

Wisconsin has solidified themselves as basketball enemy number 2 behind MSU. They play the most god awful, boring brand of basketball. It is painful to watch.


January 30th, 2013 at 11:05 AM ^

Wisconsin basketball:  YUCK.

Seriously, remember that PSU game a year or two ago, like 36-33 final?  This is worse than four-corners, and worse than a soccer team playing 10 men inside their box (a "shell").  It's indeed unwatchable.  It's almost like, "we can't play real basketball, so we'll do something else."  Why would recruits go for this?

I hope, when we play them, we shred them 84-30 or something like that.  Of course, I'm fully aware the final will be 45-41.