- Feb 9, 2012
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Not to mention that we would have all dreamed of starting 3-2 in the BT a few weeks back. With 3 of them road games-we are still ahead of schedule. If we had to lose- taking a good beating might serve us well going forward- makes this team realize that they just can't show up and play street ball on offense and win.Sorry, but imo, Pitino was NOT on the hotseat, and it could be argued that he has exceeded expectations so far this season.
So who on earth before the season started can claim they thought the Gophers would win their ROAD game vs MSU this season????
I think this could be the BEST time of the year for everyone one of our players to have a bad game or close to it.
Hey, we won the 2nd half. Not a huge victory, but vs MSU, on the road, who knows?
Too bad we're sloppy with our screens and many of them are lazy by the screen setter.Michigan States guards don't allow much dribble penetration in the lane. Lynch is put in a lot of situations to make plays at the basket. A lot of it comes from the gophers trying to fight over screens. It allows for easy lanes to the basket.
We 100% need Mason to score though. He's the best we have on the offensive side.Mason needs to learn that he is a point guard first, not a scorer. I feel like he let the purdue game go to his head and now thinks he has ro be the main scorer. As for the rest of the team, Breslin is one of the hardest places to play, adding on the fact that they are very young. Im not worried at all about the team, we just need to get back to everyone doing their job.
This is probably the best post in this entire thread. 100% agree.1 game is not a trend. Let's see what happens on Saturday. If they come out flat - or look intimidated on the road (not as likely at Penn State as Mich State) - or just look like a really young team - then there might be something to be concerned about.
This is still a really young team, and young teams tend to be more up-and-down. consistency comes with experience. The freshmen and transfers have played 5 games in the B1G. I'm not going to hit the panic button yet. Then again, if they play 2 or 3 bad games in a row, then that's a horse of a different color.
Having said that - Mason is still the key to this team. He needs to be the leader on the floor. Can't expect him to drop 31 every game - but he is the one player on the floor who should be counted on to show some consistency. He needs to be the calming force when things aren't going well. The next couple of games will be a test for Mason to see if he is truly capable of being the leader this team needs.
People need to RELAX. Young team, playing scared in a hostile environment. Playing even more scared because Sparty handed us our only loss in the past 2 months.
Hopefully they wake up and make it an okay game.
I was at the game. It didn't look like MN came to play. Energy wise it just wasn't there in comparison to MSU. I will say that had we just shot the ball better... the defense was still there. There were so many missed contested lay-ups that we should have gotten. The final score was only a 18 point difference and a few of those layups go in and say 2 more 3pt shots and it is a real contest right to the end. I'm not entirely sure why people on this board are going negative after an off night for the whole team. Nobody had 10 points until Mason started to drain shots when MSU didn't care.So did we get out coached again?
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Watching the game I think this is accurate. And beyond the questionable reffing and our team's inability to hit a clutch shot in the first half, let's point out the other elephant in the room. Mich St had I believe the 3rd overall 2016 recruiting class with 4 top 50 guys. This is the same as the teams Calapari rolls out every year - it takes a while for them to congeal, but as soon as they do, these teams can start to explode, just like Bridges did in the first half last night. Dude's knocking down contested 23 footers... it's just hard to compete with that caliber of talent when they're having an on night. Hats off to MSU, on the next one.I was at the game. It didn't look like MN came to play. Energy wise it just wasn't there in comparison to MSU. I will say that had we just shot the ball better... the defense was still there. There were so many missed contested lay-ups that we should have gotten. The final score was only a 18 point difference and a few of those layups go in and say 2 more 3pt shots and it is a real contest right to the end. I'm not entirely sure why people on this board are going negative after an off night for the whole team. Nobody had 10 points until Mason started to drain shots when MSU didn't care.
I think the team started to believe their own hype. If thats on the coaches than maybe we did get out coached. I think that our coaching staff will learn from this as well after all this was the first time they were ranked.
Edit: there really weren't that many people who were negative on this. just saw a couple.