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03/18/2019 - 9:50am Yeah, That game to me is…

Yeah, That game to me is whatever. Got screwed by refs that game. Losing at home and yesterday are the main two questions around this team, 

JB said it great in article I read. Good teams don’t give away possessions. MSU didn’t have any or very few bad possessions. Especially last 5 Minutes in crunch time. UM had several, differences between winning abd losing can be 2-3 possessions easily. JB says we got to value each possession. 

03/18/2019 - 9:22am The pros - Excluding MSU, we…

The pros - Excluding MSU, we haven’t lost a game this season where foul trouble and our core 6 didn’t miss considerable time in game. At Iowa, Wisconsin, PSU odd games. 

The Cons - MSU’s 3 losses show some flaws in this team. I think Big Ten is deep, but only MSU is truly really good like us. At Maryland Is solid along with dismantling Iowa and Minnesota in BTT. But really UNC and Purdue throttling last big time wins vs. top 4 seeds. 

Also, gives teams the exact film to watch to see how to beat us. Whether they can pull it off? Nobody knows. 

Hate to say it but this team will need to grow up a bit if they want to make this a special March and great run. Iggy and Poole, two talented players, can have multiple menta lapses in games on both sides of the floor. GOTTA PUSH THE BALL when JB sees we get stagnant or D is stopping us. Can’t just think it will stop. Three MSU games have shown us that. Especially last 8 min. When your not worried about depth or tired legs. Just gotta get the W. 

 

03/18/2019 - 9:11am Or we finally beat them and…

Or we finally beat them and get the last laugh. They get us 3 of 4 (i say 2.5, that bs in EL and awful officiating is most puzzling thing of season) but we win the biggest one. Think of the couches being burned in EL that night!! 

03/17/2019 - 7:33pm Not sure why the Poole bash…

Not sure why the Poole bash. Clearly not “elite “ conference level but valuable to this team. He makes more mental mistakes than most. However, D’s make him a high priority in stopping. I think  they need to sub more for him. He gets tired easily and gets careless. 

Regardless of who stsrts, we got 6 guys. 

03/17/2019 - 5:22pm IZzo putting Poole in pick…

IZzo putting Poole in pick and roll. Knows he’s our weak link on D. Gotta make these FT’s & don’t foul ourselves. Points hard to come by, no easy points!! 

03/17/2019 - 5:16pm PLEASE run when we can. We…

PLEASE run when we can. We push the tempo. That’s what we need. Lock in on D. Push on O!!  Lets go boys. 

03/17/2019 - 5:13pm Not looking good boys. Our O…

Not looking good boys. Our O is so bad right now. Gotta get Teske back into game. 

03/17/2019 - 5:04pm Offense standing around too…

Offense standing around too much. Gotta  move. Go back to Teske if you need too. Seems like when they got Tillman on floor, they are the D who stops us. Just lots of 1-on-1. Hate McQuaid but dude can shoot and play. Maximizing his potential for sure. 

03/17/2019 - 5:00pm Big moment here for this…

Big moment here for this team. Gut up. Some of these loose balls/rebounds looks like they want it more. Lets go!!!

03/17/2019 - 4:39pm Did he not come back in…

Did he not come back in again after 2? Tillman not play last 8-10 Minutes? 

03/17/2019 - 4:36pm He does better with some…

He does better with some rest. I think he gets tired and has mental breakdowns. Sort of thought JB would go Teske, Livers, Iggy, Matthews, and Z at times. But seems like all of Poole’s sit minutes are with Brooks on floor. 

03/17/2019 - 4:33pm Well Grant Hill or Bill…

Well Grant Hill or Bill Raftrey did. Forget which one when they talked about the winner of this getting a 1 seed. 

03/17/2019 - 4:31pm I like this team with Livers…

I like this team with Livers on the floor. Him and Iggy are best shooters right now. Poole, who isn’t getting great looks, isn’t shooting great right now. Important livers doesn’t sit the first 8 Minutes of 2nd half. 

03/17/2019 - 4:27pm Izzo has no problem throwing…

Izzo has no problem throwing a guy under bus. Why would would freshman wanna play for this guy? 

03/17/2019 - 4:25pm Matthews needs to guard…

Matthews needs to guard mcquad 100% of time when he’s on the floor. He’s a good shooter and a big part of what MSU wants to do. 

03/17/2019 - 4:17pm Agree. Refs have been good…

Agree. Refs have been good this tournament. 

03/17/2019 - 4:16pm Wish they had Matthews on…

Wish they had Matthews on McQuaid and Poole on 11 (name escaping me). McQuaid is big for what they do and a solid shooter. Matthews would’ve worked through that screen better. Poole is our weakest defender. 

03/17/2019 - 4:11pm Cube you gotta have a…

Cube you gotta have a personal hate on Poole. You find a reason to not be happy with him after the Houston shot last year?

03/17/2019 - 3:55pm Some of you gotta relax. JB…

Some of you gotta relax. JB will get Z back in now. Just wants to have all hands on deck 2nd half. That’s the way he coaches.

reality is we are down 5, Chance for 3, and Iggy is only one to score. Give MSU props, they are disrupting us on O again. 

03/17/2019 - 3:44pm As long as they let them…

As long as they let them play and don’t call crap fouls we are fine. 

03/17/2019 - 3:33pm Think we need to hold off on…

Think we need to hold off on this question until season is over. How guys do next month could have big impact.

03/16/2019 - 9:28pm Awful take. Glad you aren’t…

Awful take. Glad you aren’t coach JB. Zone? We are a great D team. Yes, Z hasn’t played well against MSU, but mainly 2 games w/o Matthews. Plus, we will get refs that will let them play a bit. Like they have most of this Big Ten tournament so far. 

03/16/2019 - 5:51pm So is this confirmed to not…

So is this confirmed to not be true? 

03/16/2019 - 5:39pm Good thing we got Z, Teake,…

Good thing we got Z, Teake, and Livers for sure. Poole more than likely. 60/40 maybe on Iggy. Regardless, lots coming back to help them out. Definitely need to See a couple make big jumps. 

03/16/2019 - 5:35pm LOL - this is a crazy take…

LOL - this is a crazy take. Lots of jumping to conclusions in a post you think is factual. No Tournament game is a lock. 

03/16/2019 - 4:52pm I like how this team is…

I like how this team is playing. Livers is legit. Needs to play big Minutes regardless of who it’s for from the starters. 

03/16/2019 - 4:43pm Minnesota getting their 2…

Minnesota getting their 2 big guys going. That’s their matchup. The one big vs Iggy. Apploud Iggy, But those are 2 bigs tough to push out. 

03/16/2019 - 4:21pm Solid half on both ends…

Solid half on both ends. Like how everyone is playing. Matthews a bit sluggish on O, but did some time. His value on D and rebounding though key to this team. All I gotta say, officials call a game where they don’t get whistle happy, this is a tough team to beat. Teske and Z the key pieces, both back next year which is great. 

03/16/2019 - 4:11pm Love JB’s rotations today…

Love JB’s rotations today. Subbing a bit more to keep guys fresh. Poole seems like a guy who plays harder and more attacking when he can sub out some. Not as in as good of shape as some. Brooks plays hard on D. His help got us that double dribble. Castleton is a key. Need to get him confidence to be viable backup  to Teske. 

03/16/2019 - 4:03pm Swag guys usually play best…

Swag guys usually play best when lights are bright. Should be good for Iggy & Poole. 

03/16/2019 - 3:53pm Teske is so important to…

Teske is so important to this team. 

03/16/2019 - 3:45pm Like when team attacks…

Like when team attacks. Shoots 3’s when it’s open and a good shot.

03/16/2019 - 3:44pm Lets go Castleton. Need…

Lets go Castleton. Need quality minutes from you today. 

03/16/2019 - 3:36pm Avoid the early fouls and we…

Avoid the early fouls and we will Be fine. Need Teske to stay on the floor.

03/16/2019 - 9:48am Refs definitely played a big…

Refs definitely played a big part of the game at MSU last week. First one at Ann Arbor, UM played dumb w/ lots of mental breakdowns. With that said, MSU has a game plan on D to stop UM which seems to be working now. The Z ball screen w/ Teske is not working. Give MSU props. UM needs to find a way to overcome that. I think it’s Teske in the post. Plus, JB has to defend the pick and roll better. Go back to switching vs. the hedge. Talked about this after last weeks game.

all comes down to keeping them off the line. They are scoring way too many points for free. Between refs letting them play/not BS use + us being smarter is receipe to make that happen. Winston gets so many BS calls, it’s laughable. Need to try and keep ball out of his hands. Z needs to take that matchup personally and dominate. Played his worst 2 games against MSU this year.

Oh 1 game at time. Beat Minnesota. They are gaining some confidence last couple of weeks. 

03/16/2019 - 9:40am What Matthews does on D is…

What Matthews does on D is remarkable. JB basically talked about it in his post game conference. Last night Z and Matthews locked down Iowa’s two best offensive players. Wieskamp and Bohanon got nothing at all. Great stuff. 

03/15/2019 - 11:49pm Solid overall win. Every guy…

Solid overall win. Every guy had solid contributions. Only Castleton was a bit lost or pushed around. Hope he bounces back. Teske is so vital for this team. Gotta keep him out of foul trouble.

Hats off to Brooks. Played well and gave us quality minutes. Had a swagger and confidence in his game I hadn’t seen. Great to see. We need the depth. 

03/15/2019 - 9:50pm We just don’t have depth…

We just don’t have depth. Drop off when anyone on floor is not top 6. We take a hit when guys need breaks. 

03/14/2019 - 10:27pm Iowa is a tough matchup…

Iowa is a tough matchup. They have lots of scorers and can stretch your D. Don’t really wanna play them again. They should have finished the season better, they got pretty decent talent & deep. 

03/10/2019 - 9:18pm More important championship?…

More important championship? Says who? Clearly both in the dance, but last time I checked winning BTT gets you automatic bid. Winning last night got them nothing!! I think gaining momentum and swagger heading into tourney and winning next week more important. Go for three peat. Now with unbalanced schedules and everyone playing different opponents, winning the BTT on neutral site is pretty big deal to me.

03/10/2019 - 2:23pm Poole not a good college…

Poole not a good college player? He never gets wide open looks. D’s have him, prolly Iggy as well, as our main guys. Teams plan around stopping him. He makes some dumb decisions at times, but not a “bad” player. 

03/10/2019 - 1:43pm Your basketball IQ must not…

Your basketball IQ must not be that great. No knock, some guys grew up around the game and played. Others on here didn’t. 

Winston got 4-5 BS calls in this game. UM got none as they attacked the hoop. Iggy’s 5th might have been Warranted, but 2-3 others weren’t. We got away with non contact, MSU did. As I guy who played ball, that’s a big deal. You always say, as Long as you’re fair we can play around it. I hate the ticky tack calls, but If they go both ways so be it. Can’t let one team play and other not though.. If diffeernce in FT’s is 26-7 (eliminate of few at end), and both teams playing similar styles. Something is off.

Game 1 against MSU was pretty fair. Like a ton of games, which is annoying, officials go half the game where they let you play, and half game where they call everything. But was pretty fair. To your point, you win some and lose some most games with calls. Game 1 vs. MSU like this. This game at MSU was not. Did UM play well In 2nd half? No. But with a 26-7 FT difference UM would’ve had to make 80% of their shots to compete at that level. Hard to overcome that BS. Gotta play almost perfect. Tough to do when your best players foul out or sit Minutes with fouls.

Still UM needs to be better, especially on O. The O needs to move the ball more and Attack matchups (when playing MSU who switched screens, get Teske the ball!!!!). 

03/09/2019 - 11:38pm Bexause you need him 100%…

Bexause you need him 100% next week. The tourney is the most important thing, JB knows we need him when the season is on the line.

03/09/2019 - 11:01pm Between Refs and…

Between Refs and questionable JB decisions the difference. Good thing is we won’t get screwed like that again. This game has no impact on how this team will do next weekend or tourney. Get back Matthews and hopefully get a streaky Poole/Iggy rolling.

Just sucks we didn’t win the banner and 1 seed next week.

03/09/2019 - 10:47pm Agree but he played pretty…

Agree but he played pretty poorly in tourney last year. Mo carried us against Loyola. 

03/09/2019 - 10:45pm Not out of first weekend?…

Not out of first weekend? Wanna bet? Still confident in this team vs. most opponents. Matthews back a priority though. 

03/09/2019 - 10:41pm One observation. Reason we…

One observation. Reason we try slowing it down so much vs. running more? I do feel like our team is setup to run and gun more. JB is all about slow. Not good when you have as many guys as we go who aren’t great shooters.

03/09/2019 - 10:38pm Z played his worst two games…

Z played his worst two games against MSU. We need him. Winston has him rattled. I think some is he gets so many bs calls. Z can’t be aggressive. 

Matthews brings an edge we need. Feel like Iggy and Z have it, Matthews only other on team. 

03/09/2019 - 9:45pm Other than Iggy, this O…

Other than Iggy, this O sucks. Nobody showed up AGAIN. Tired of this BS officiating though. Winston gets anything he wants when he drives. Still, like game 1, O goes cold with 12 left. Can’t make anything. Not bad looks, just don’t score.

03/09/2019 - 9:35pm Well that didn’t happen…

Well that didn’t happen. Same crap calls and same no o but Iggy.