B1G Tourney Live Blog: Michigan State

By 11W Staff on March 11, 2012 at 3:00p
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3:30PM ET CBS / cbssports.com Affiliates OSU (-2) #3 Ohio State vs #1 Michigan State

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Jdadams01's picture

Here's what I can say from watching this game: MSU is a very good team. But I can say, right now with 100% confidence that they will not win the championship. When they get in the Sweet 16 on, against similarly talented teams, refs from outside the Big 10 will not allow them to hold and shove opposing teams like they do in the conference schedule. Green especially gets away with more holds and grabs than any other player in the conference.

Jack Fu's picture

You sound like Matt Painter. Difference in the game was we just couldn't make anything in the last 10-12 minutes. It happens. I actually feel better about our chances than I did after yesterday's eviscerating of UM.

tampa buckeye's picture

total bs today with the way they let msu foul sully.  Ohio State is by far the better team then MSU.  

Anyway who gives a fuck that game means nothing in the long run.  Take the 2 seed and run the table.

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

No hugging allowed. This loss is totally on my shoulders. I didn't make any comments on 11W during the game. #drunj

LadyBuck's picture

Gosh darn it! Why were you hugging? Didn't Painter's T teach us anything? Shame on you.

FLAMikey's picture

Buford and Thomas a combined 1-10 on 3's. -Brutal.

tampa buckeye's picture

one of thomas' 3's was erased due to the refs love for the non-charge... oh wait its a charge call.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I can't wait for the recap thread. I'm ready to hear from the most irrational basketball fan base in the country.

WERE DONE SECOND ROUND EXIT BUFORD MURDERS BABIES SKINNY SULLY HAS NO HEART FIRE MATTA

LadyBuck's picture

CRAFT AND SCOTT SUCKS WE SHOULDVE GOTTEN BURKE WE WOULD BE INVINCIBLE WHY DID DIEBLER GO

Lost nut in Michigan's picture

Are you insane, Craft is ten times the player Burke is.

 

Lost Nut in Michigan

LadyBuck's picture

Sarcasm, my friend. I wouldn't trade Craft for any other college PG. Look at my posting history or live blogs -I'm definitely a Craft fan.

LadyBuck's picture

That was a frustrating second half. Give MSU mad props, they did an excellent job of executing down the stretch. The bottom line is that our guys did not make their shots, nor did they share the ball. Just like a lot of our loses this year, we did not share the ball like a team. We tried to play five separete one-on-one games and everyone tried to do it all. After the last two games, it was frustrating to watch us today.

JakeBuckeye's picture

I disagree completely. We played great today. Both teams played great. Everytime we lose it doesn't have to be because we played terribly or not as a team. It came down to the end and Sully choked. That's it. Great game from both teams.

LadyBuck's picture

I guess I'm still high from last night's win, and believe the potential of this team is ridiculously high. It was a great game. I do think our execution down the stretch is what did us in, though. Give both team credit, neither put their heads down when the momentum wasn't going their way. Great game for both teams, and hopefully the final kick in the backside to make it through to a Final Four.

Seabass1974's picture

I wouldn't put all the choking on Sully. Bufaord, Thomas and Sully all had nice looks at the end of the game to either get us closer or to tie and none of them threw up anything close to a good shot. The only one that came through at the end was Craft.

 

However, as long as OSU stays out of foul trouble during the tourney we should make a deep run. I'm still not sure how deep we can really go though. I will have to wait until the brackets come out to make a final prediction on that.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes

Buckeye Chuck's picture

12 points in the last 14 minutes isn't great.

I think this team is capable of beating anybody, and they have a championship-caliber defense, but can they avoid the 40% shooting night 6 straight games? I'm not seeing much evidence they can.

In other news, Crean's daughter is freaking me out.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

LadyBuck's picture

Crean's daughter freaked me out too, but her dad is Tom Crean. It could probably be worse.

As for this team, when they are on, they will beat anyone. However, it's when they are off that worries me. They have a hard time getting into any sort of offensive rhythm. 

Bucks43201's picture

There is only one team that really "scares" me - that'd be Kentucky.

I think OSU can beat them - but I just want it to be in the NCAA Championship Game. So, I hope OSU is on the other side of the bracket as a 2 seed.

btw - in the college game, isn't the rule that the players in the lane during a foul shot have to wait until after the ball hits the rim before they leave their lane space? Because right before Craft picked up that 4th foul, on the missed free throw by Wood, Green clearly left the lane before the ball even left Wood's hands....(then our two guys pinched down, and of course the ball went right where they would've been and Craft got a foul on the sideline after MSU got the rebound)....just wondering

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

JakeBuckeye's picture

btw - in the college game, isn't the rule that the players in the lane during a foul shot have to wait until after the ball hits the rim before they leave their lane space?

That's technically the rule, but its ignored by every team.

As for Kentucky, I wouldn't mind getting them. I want a chance at revenge on them for last year SO badly.

Bucks43201's picture

ok, that's what I thought - thank you.

Yes, I too want revenge at Kentucky --- but, I want it for all the marbles on the line, not in a regional match-up

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

LadyBuck's picture

How about revenge on Kansas and Kentucky with a NC to boot?

Bucks43201's picture

giddy-up

"You win with people." - Woody Hayes

M tots's picture

I believe the NCAA rule allows you to leave your lane space when the ball is released by the shooter

Seabass1974's picture

Not a bad game overall but a lot of bricks by our guys at the end. Still not sure how far this team can really go though.

The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes