Upset Watch: MSU & Ohio (Upsets Averted)

Submitted by robmorren2 on December 18th, 2012 at 7:57 PM
At halftime in both games: Ohio State up 1 at home to Winthrop (YTW). Sparty up 5 at Bowling Green. I'm not sure if I should root for the upsets or not. Ohio is on BTN. State is on ESPNU... FYI UPDATE: Both teams pulled away in the 2nd halves. However, neither team covered the spread ... and Sparty looked very sloppy.

Comments

ekowyankah

December 18th, 2012 at 8:19 PM ^

I almost always "root" for our future opponents as I want them to have the strongest possible resume when we blow them out.  It is a nice problem that we are so highly ranked now, one hardly has to think about it.  We take care of business, business takes care of us.  (Or something like that...)

umchicago

December 18th, 2012 at 8:30 PM ^

really?  they have plenty of talent.  they do lack, however, a true point guard and 3 pt shooters (excl harris).

i do think izzo has done a terrible job this year at adapting to those deficiencies.  he's got plenty of talent in the paint and doesn't get them signficant opportunities.

Indonacious

December 18th, 2012 at 8:28 PM ^

This is why I laugh at people who are like ahhh Michigan lacks a killer instinct and only wins by 20... would you rather have our games still be within a couple possessions with less than 10 minutes in the game.

umchicago

December 18th, 2012 at 8:34 PM ^

that said, my family is from EL, and i warned them that they were overrated early on due to their lack of shooters.  it's proven to be so far.

similarly, i expect the illini to come back down to earth once their weak interior play gets exposed by several of the bigger big 10 teams.

MH20

December 18th, 2012 at 8:37 PM ^

As I write this, Purdue is tied with Ball State at 47 with 8:00 to go. Of course them losing to a MAC school isn't really an upset these days...

MGoneBlue

December 18th, 2012 at 8:50 PM ^

So after this thread instilled in me the hopes of some sweet, sweet buckeyefruede, I turned on tthe TV to see Ohio up by 15 with 3 minutes to go.  

Thanks.