There's some truth there, but Indiana and MSU take it to a whole other level. I watch a lot of college basketball, and, yes, I'm biased, but our screeners actually set their feet the majority of the time. In that first gif above, MSU's big man NEVER sets his feet, and then continues to block Thompson like he's a tight end. If ever there was a time to call an illegal screen, that's the textbook definition.
What is "18-7", Alex. I'll take What Other Terrible Comments Do You Have, MW for $400....
If you're gonna make a point, don't exaggerate, or the point is lost. Matta is 8th in coaching salary, at just over 3 million/yr. You know who's ahead of him on the list? Steve Alford, who makes 3.5 mill/yr at UCLA. Matta has earned his top 10 salary. If you wanna bitch about someone, bitch about Steve Alford, who hasn't done a damn thing to earn that cash.
Izzo is at #6 on the list, and Matta has gone 11-11 against him. Matta's salary is right where it should be.
If the refs always called moving screens, Indiana and Sparty would have no offense.
TOTD: If you fart, and no one's around you, does it still smell?
I read an interesting stat in the ESPN recap of the game, I might need to research it and confirm that it's accurate: Matta is 13-0 now in regular season B1G games in March. This being his 11th season, it seems like we would've played more than 13 games. But then again, the regular season barely bleeds into March, and the B1G tourney has usually started in the first week of March. Like I said, I'll be curious to research this and report back.
Edit: The Bucks are 16-3 in regular season B1G games in March under Matta (including last night's win). Not 13-0, but still an impressive record. Coupled with Matta's stellar record in the B1G tourney (7 finals, 4 championships in 9 seasons of eligibility), defining Matta and his teams as clutch would be spot on.
Edit Redux: After reading the skull session, I realize I had it a little wrong. Matta has a HOME RECORD of 13-0 in March. OUTSTANDING.
SO damn jealous.
No, I don't disagree with you. Amir is what he is, and tho we hoped for better from him, at this point I'll take what he gives and try to celebrate the contributions he makes. I might be in the minority, but I actually like what Trey McDonald offers. No, he's not an offensive dynamo, but he does give that effort you were talking about. I think he's along the lines of an Evan Ravenel, solid backup, and able to give 10-15 mins of hustle.
I got a good chuckle out of that one, Crusader! Thanks! I forgot all about the Premium Lounge....
Here's my take on "the vote which shall not be named" - I pay almost no attention to them. The only thing surprising to me is that anyone spends anytime talking about them at all. If someone wants to downvote my comment, that's their right. I don't care one bit about it.
Umm, what? If that's what he meant, that was not at all the way he worded it.
Between the three big men, they average 4.4 points a game.
I would say your interpretation is spot on. But regardless, Amir gets 7 pts and 5 bds on 19 mins/gm, Trey goes for 3 and 3 on 11 mins/gm, and Lee was getting 3 and 2 on 11 mins/gm before his injury about 6 games ago. Ultimately, you hope the center position gives you at least a double double every game, and that's what they're doing.
I celebrate both Nov 29th AND March 1st, just to be safe. Ah hell, who am I kidding, I celebrate EVERY day that I get to spend in Columbus, OH! Even thru our 6 month winters!!
If we were to win out thru a B1G tourney title, and then earn a #4 seed, I'll be ecstatic! That #4 seed has worked out pretty well for us recently.
I think our ceiling for a seed in the Big Dance is #4.
I love #75 for Dallas, he's like "wait, what, you guys didn't GET him?"
Actually, Amir, Trey and Lee average a combined 13 pts/game, not 4 pts/game, to go with a combined 10 boards.
Another huge feather in Matta's cap: In 10 B1G tournaments, he's led us to the Finals 8 times. EIGHT TIMES!! That's PHUCKING PHENOMENAL!!!
Dude, he's f@cking with you. And you seem to have swallowed the bait, the hook, the line and are working on getting the rest of the rod and reel down your throat.
I have NEVER seen anyone on here get "bullied" that didn't absolutely earn it. And I can't recall ever seeing anyone or any comment that I thought was being treated unfairly.
This is the face I always pictured whenever I read the first few sentences of one of his posts (I was never able to read the entirety of his screeds). Yes, quite punchable.