***OFFICIAL MICHIGAN STATE VS MINNESOTA NCAA TOURNAMENT IN-GAME THREAD!!!!***

mnsportsgeek

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2010
Messages
11,929
Reaction score
159
Points
63
There is no reason this shouldn't be a game. State is trying to give this game away but we spent the first 15 minutes jacking up contested 3s.
 

A nonymous

Active member
Joined
Jan 17, 2017
Messages
348
Reaction score
33
Points
28
Yep. No coincidence that we started to function when he came in.
Right?
When you don’t hand off the ball for 23 seconds at the top of the key every possession but rather out the ball in the hands of a guard who can penetrate the defense, you tend to get easier looks at the basket.

#FREEIW
 

mnhoopboy

Member
Joined
Mar 8, 2009
Messages
467
Reaction score
19
Points
18
I'll take being down only 14 after that display.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
 

Flash30

Active member
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
956
Reaction score
54
Points
28
IW better start the second half. He has breathed some life into the offense.
 

GringaGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Feb 21, 2015
Messages
2,144
Reaction score
89
Points
48
Small silver lining in this nightmare. This was going to be a huge challenge with Murphy. If he is out in the second half it will be an accomplishment to keep it under a 15 point loss.
 

howeda7

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 22, 2008
Messages
38,895
Reaction score
658
Points
113
Right?
When you don’t hand off the ball for 23 seconds at the top of the key every possession but rather out the ball in the hands of a guard who can penetrate the defense, you tend to get easier looks at the basket.

#FREEIW
But his guy scored once and we can't have that...
 

saintpauljeff

Active member
Joined
Nov 23, 2014
Messages
1,013
Reaction score
2
Points
38
Are you tripping on bad acid?????
Nope, just fine, especially since I’ve been turning the channel frequently. 4-21 by the top 3 healthy scorers won’t get it done. Glad for hard defense, need someone to settle in on offense
 

RolGnav

Active member
Joined
Jan 9, 2011
Messages
2,180
Reaction score
1
Points
38
I am convinced that if Pitino would have lived with IW's bad decisions and just coached him up, he'd be a lot better now but instead, he just sits IW in his dog house. I'd rather IW play than McBrayer. Coffey can just concentrate on scoring.
 
Joined
Dec 24, 2014
Messages
190
Reaction score
5
Points
18
That was the worst half of college basketball I've ever watched. Shot horrendous. Can't rebound. No Murphy, Stockman. Just awful. And yet, "only" down 14. MSU shooting well, too. We can still come back, but if MSU starts executing on O...
 

cncmin

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
15,114
Reaction score
232
Points
63
Yep. No coincidence that we started to function when he came in.

No coincidence that he lost his man a bunch on D again either. IW holds himself back. He clearly has talent, he just doesn’t want it bad enough. I hope he goes off for 30 in the second half and it all finally clicks. Hope.
 

Flash30

Active member
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
956
Reaction score
54
Points
28
I am convinced that if Pitino would have lived with IW's bad decisions and just coached him up, he'd be a lot better now but instead, he just sits IW in his dog house. I'd rather IW play than McBrayer. Coffey can just concentrate on scoring.
Mcbrick has no confidence. It was evident on the first possession of the game when he had an open look at three, thought about it, and deferred. He’s also driven a few times and had his man beat and kicked it back out which allowed MSU to recover.
 

howeda7

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 22, 2008
Messages
38,895
Reaction score
658
Points
113
No coincidence that he lost his man a bunch on D again either. IW holds himself back. He clearly has talent, he just doesn’t want it bad enough. I hope he goes off for 30 in the second half and it all finally clicks. Hope.
I get it. He's not a great defender. But he does more for the offense then he takes away on D and it's not close, IMO.
 

Moonlight

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
7,021
Reaction score
63
Points
48
I am convinced that if Pitino would have lived with IW's bad decisions and just coached him up, he'd be a lot better now but instead, he just sits IW in his dog house. I'd rather IW play than McBrayer. Coffey can just concentrate on scoring.
Yes. Help us Obi Wan.
I do like seeing how Omersa and IW are playing knowing that they won't get the hook.

And I feel bad for Murphy after never missing a practice.
 

jovs

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 3, 2008
Messages
3,376
Reaction score
38
Points
48
IW better start the second half. He has breathed some life into the offense.
Coffey and Washington are the only ones athletic enough to maneuver against Mich States very aggressive defense, but Washington wasn't good enough to develop and get any minutes throughout the season.
 

hungan1

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 20, 2011
Messages
9,248
Reaction score
396
Points
83
Jordan Murphy being out is a huge factor on team without a deep bench as MSU's.

There is quite a contrast in recruiting talent on display tonight.

Bottom line - The Gophers need to recruit better talent. Their 2019 Recruiting Class has only one player in signed 4-Star Tre Williams(0.9442) to date. They are 12th in the Big Ten and 101st Nationally in recruiting.
 

Tully55

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 29, 2009
Messages
2,187
Reaction score
55
Points
48
Coffey 12 pts...IW 5 pts...Oturu 2 points........rest of the team 0-fer
 

Moonlight

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 20, 2008
Messages
7,021
Reaction score
63
Points
48
Coffey and Washington are the only ones athletic enough to maneuver against Mich States very aggressive defense, but Washington wasn't good enough to develop and get any minutes throughout the season.
It's a mystery...
 

LosingHopeSince87

New member
Joined
Mar 13, 2019
Messages
8
Reaction score
0
Points
1
1st Half thoughts

1) Now that we are not getting the good Hurt, Pitino should get him to transfer to Macalester.

2) coffee is having a strong game but plays out of position at PG, thus we have no one who can drive and kick

3) where is otturo?

4) they know Gabe’s game and are locking him up and eliminating catch and shoot

5) Omersa has a future as an energy guy / defender but will never have offense

6) good for Washington, I like him...but Pitino has screwed him. Nice audition for a transfer team this summer

7) if they lose I feel horrible for Murphy, he played for a minute and now just has to watch

2nd half:
-Play Washington and create some drive and kicks
-if hurt and stoll are going to play, might as well hack a ward as he is 66%
 

Flash30

Active member
Joined
Sep 22, 2018
Messages
956
Reaction score
54
Points
28
Hopefully pitino is showing the condensed version of Hoosiers and Miracle in the locker room.
 

Goldteam

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 23, 2008
Messages
1,801
Reaction score
175
Points
63
I could handle this against a non-big10 team...........but MSU beats the hell out of us almost every time.

It's just disgusting watching Izzo and them roll us yet again.
 

mnsportsgeek

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 24, 2010
Messages
11,929
Reaction score
159
Points
63
5) Omersa has a future as an energy guy / defender but will never have offense
Omersa is the type of recruit this team has not yet had under Pitino. A real bench player that will actually be effective as a spark off the bench as a junior and senior. He'll be a defensive monster and frankly I don't care if he can't score (although I do think he'll develop at least basic offensive ability). We need these kind of players. No more wasted scholarships. Everyone has a role.
 
Last edited:

Gopherguy21

Member
Joined
Nov 26, 2018
Messages
38
Reaction score
0
Points
6
I fully expect Izzo to yell at his guys in the locker room for turning it over too much and for them to come out on a huge run to start the half.
 

Gopherlife

Active member
Joined
Nov 24, 2018
Messages
870
Reaction score
34
Points
28
Mcbrick has no confidence. It was evident on the first possession of the game when he had an open look at three, thought about it, and deferred. He’s also driven a few times and had his man beat and kicked it back out which allowed MSU to recover.
I don't think there's any sense in calling him names. He's pretty good at driving to the basket, but not a good shooter, and he frequently doesn't play to his strengths. One thing that goes unnoticed is that he generally plays solid defense.
 
Top Bottom