Your officials tonight: ED HIGHTOWER, Pat Driscoll, Bert Smith.
Happy Valentines Day.
Are Hightower and Valentine brothers?
LETS GET BACK ON TRACK!!!!
You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.
Corky Taylor, Ron Behagan, Dave Winfield, coach Bill Musclehead.
All would be charged with assult had that taken place today.
And once an asshat, always and asshat.......from Jan 6 of this year.
"Ron Behagen had 290 steals during the course of his seven-year NBA career, but none were as costly as the 40 times he stole money from an Atlanta-area woman suffering from Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Behagen, 60, plead guilty and was sentenced Thursday for stealing money on 40 separate occasions from a seriously ill 68-year-old woman between April and June of 2011, totaling $7,140"
You know, I just went to youtube and watched that minnesota cheap shot again....I occasionally go watch it.......and everytime I see it IT PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!!!!!!
What's crackin' fellas....I am gonna try and catch some of the game tonight...first free night in weeks, working 80+ a week....ugh.
This should be interesting....
Tough times never last, tough people do
This should be a great game.
Would love to see a little more bench tonight. Gonna need it in the tourney.
Holy hell i had never seen that before. im gonna link it if anybody else is interested. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxnCY0CZ1pE I hope we win by 100
"Who cares? Go Bucks." - Aaron Untch
was bad. even made cover of SI.
Essentially ruin Luke Witte's NBA chances and because the B1G powers did little to penalize Minny, Fred Taylor always held a grudge and was never the same coach.
Damn I never saw that either - never even heard of it...WOW.
Get busy living.
Watched the game. Still haven't recovered.
Luke went to my high school and was obviously a local hero in our little farm burg. We were all just devastated for him when this happened. I've never forgiven that cocksucker Dave Winfield (yes, one and the same) as being a key player in the whole thing. He's done a pretty good job of keeping that swept under the rug, but I see red every time I see him or read his name.
Life is full of choices. Make good ones.
Years ago I did some work on Dave Winfields house. At the time I had no idea abot this. If I only could go back in time...I believe may left an Upper Decker for him in the bedroom toilet.
Huge game in my opinion. Need to get back on track tonight or they may never get back.
Jared needs to have some fun tonight. Too angry and frustrated lately.
More than anything else, I just want to see Sully dominate tonight.
Buford doing well early.
It's true... We really are a bunch of nuts!
Who is #44 and what has he done with Willie B?
Sully needs to go strong like that all the time. When he holds the ball, they dont call fouls
Help defense always seems to be a step behind
So Sampson just got a layup look but that was great backside rotation from the D. Haven't seen much of that this year.
Hope Sully learns how to hit that shot more often.
Buford killing it.
Said it Saturday and I'll say it again. Ravenel contributes nothing to this team.
Sully razzle dazzle!
That Thompson rebound...
Sam Thompson can get up high! Holy cow!
Should let Williams start getting some of ravenel's minutes
I don't see why not. If nothing else take up space on offense. On defense at least Amir can block some shots.
Sam Thompson leaps tall Gophers with a single bound.
Jerry Lucas still being 3rd on the scoring list shows what a beast he was
But on that team he was the only scoring option, unless you count one of the top 12 leading scorers in NBA history.
True, but he also did not play as a freshman and only played 27 games per year.
thompson is not human
dude...........an extra pass?
Tubby wearing gold leather?
Look at that. Amir's been in for 30 seconds. Minnesota turnover, open look for Buford, offensive board and draws the foul.
And 2 points.
Tipped pass, block, saves the offensive board.
Amir Williams active on the offensive glass.
Did anyone else hear that Thomas said he was going pro if he didn't get the ball more?
I'm not sure, I heard one of my friends talking about how he said he was going to go pro if he didn't get the ball more. I guess take it FWIW but that's not the attitude I want our players to have if true.
This is not a good basketball team.
Not as bad as they appear.
I think Thad did a little ass chewing the past couple practices.
Off topic - how badass is this little girl?
By far the most awesome little kid I've heard of.
18-0 run! Wish we could have seen more of this on Saturday!
Everything starting with tremendous D
This half from Minnesota is one of the worst I've ever seen.
Worse than ours 3 days ago?
I'd say so. That wasn't a great game but I don't think we played that bad for most of the game (got a little rushed in the 2nd half). Just couldn't hit any shots. Defense was below average, yea. Minnesota has at least 4 or 5 unforced TOs already.
Or some forced...but passes that never should have been thrown.
Jordan Sibert is still on the team?
And that's how you get benched, Jordan.
Why wont Sibert shoot the damn ball? We need a 3 point threat son. you can be that man!
Now and the first 4 minutes of 2nd half we have to put them away and give them no hope
Damnit. So much for that idea.
I guess Thad is saving his timeouts again.
Get Amir back in there.
If Deshaun Thomas can't play defense and is gonna airball every shot he takes couldnt we at least try somebody else? My god I would love to see Ross get a run.
I thought Thomas played some of his best d of the season in the first half.
Are we the worst 3 point shooting team in the country?
Buford started 4-4. Ended 1-6.
Pretty sure Amir and Thompson on the court are like +14 or so.
Amazing what happens when you let the talented bench rest your starters. Good Job Thad. This is what a basketball team looks like.
That should've been a non-call. Minnie's guy just tripped.
Thomas is Jekyll and Hyde, or maybe Antoine Walker and Charles Macon. Tonight he's the Killer.
Loving the passing. When you move the ball even if you miss the shot the d won't be in position to block out. If they play like this the rest of the year they will win it all.
Win it all, no way I see this team doing that. I'd be shocked if we made final four!
This team is so much better when they move the basketball its night and day.
That had to hurt quite a bit.
I've never seen a McDonald's all american (Shannon Scott) that wouldn't shoot the ball! Unbelievable
No confidence. I wish he was Burke sometimes. I still think in the long run he can be better than Burke.
I think he needs more in-game experience. Burke has that in boat-loads by this point.
Flat-footed. If only we had someone on the bench who could come in for a few minutes.
Wow thad takes a T.O? Isn't that a rules violation?
Ross being ineligible beginning of year kills us. He would be crucial for bench scoring!
He is a pure shooter but right now he doesn't do much well. Nice buford!
That poor Nebraskan gets another phantom foul.
Why isn't Spoon in the game?
Stop the bleeding, you guys. Don't let them back.
These refs are terrible
Man, this team is frustrating
Im calling Sweet 16 at best! We have no player-makers and Sully & Thomas get cooked on defense. Sully only last rookie contract in the NBA. His athletic ability will take him overseas.
I dont know. Byron Mullins is still in the league (I think, I dont watch).
Sully is an NBA player but you will see him use his mid range game more.
Thats because he is still full-filling his rookie contract which is 3years.
If they keep moving the ball the way they are final four is in their future.
Wow did sully play some d?
and Willie hit a 3 in the resulting sequence
and then bounces one off his nose and commits an intentional foul........just like all experienced seniors would do.
Im telling you the way they are moving the ball. Final four. They really have missed several wide open shots tonight or this is a 25 point lead right now.
and yet, this game is still in doubt
I'd bet my first born they win this game.
Looks like I get to keep my first born. :)
We are moving the ball against Minnesota. Lets not get too excited!
Now if we can Bufford to shoot like this against a worthy opponent.
Minny is a tourney team and they are playing at home.
just checking in..this game is ticky tack as FUUUUUUUUUUU
"It's so easy to be average...to HELL WITH THAT" - Urban Meyer
tampa buckeye...you really think this is a final four team???
i think we barely make it to sweet 16
playing themselves into a 3 seed
I hope they sneak in to the field a 3 seed this team plays better as the underdog. Its not like this game was a gimme. Minny will more than likely make the tourney.
If they keep moving the ball like they are.... the shots will fall at some point. They need to keep going to the bench in the first half to keep the starters fresh, but hell ya I do.
The problem with your statement is that we don't have guys that can hit shots. We miss Diebler more than anything. Bufford is inconsistent. Thomas is picks up all the garbage points but he can't really create his own shot. Craft is great on defense but can't create shots for others nor for himself. Not to mention he can't shoot. Matta plays 2 guys off the bench. We are missing playermakers and shooters. We have a bunch of talent but none of them compliment the other.
Buford is streaking but thomas and smith will hit if open.
No Final 4 in this teams future.
what was up with that official?
we will never be a final 4 team till we play 8 deep with someone who will actually shoot the ball off the bench. thompson almost pisses down his leg when he has wide open shots. barring a oop he is not taking a shot. and he is our best bench player. final 4 is a pipe dream...
Spoon is our best bench player. and you have got to be kidding me with that jump ball?
you really think that? man...i couldnt disagree more...and i am pretty sure matta would join me. he hasnt even played tonight. i think you have proved my point...man i hope i am wrong. I am a pessimist though..ha
Look Sully, Spoon and Burke made up the best high school basketball team in the nation. They beat the catholic schools that recruit. Spoon can play he just needs mins.
hightower is the worst
all teams in teh big ten are taking this "play OSU physically" way over the top..i feel this is very close to involving wrestling with basketball...
I think that I would almost be okay with that, but there would be too many injuries.
No final four. Our best bet would start Amir Williams at center and Sullinger at power forward. Bring Thomas off the bench for scoring!
Well, aren't we a Debbie Downer. All we need to do is get hot. UConn did it last year.
Agreed. When you pass like this good things tend to happen.
Haha just being realistic, this team has no consistency, no bench scoring and not good at shooting 3's!
not to mention not consistantly good at the line...
There is a reason we play the games, you know. What if we match up better? Or someone gets injured from the other team before we play them? There are a lot of variables that go into a game, and a deep tourny run. We have the right pieces, it's a matter of putting it together.
Last year, we didn't think that Diebs could drive, but he started showing he could finish at the rim consistently during the BTT. Anything can happen, and until we are out of the tourny, I believe we can win it.
and i believed jamaal berry would be a game changer...
It's good to be positive but I think I'm being realistic. We have a lot of holes in our team, I'll leave it at that!
Fair enough. I'm an optimistic preson, and always believe in the best of people and teams. I do agree that there are some large holes in our team, but I think we still have a chance.
NCAA needs to put an end to the SEC-ESPN orgy
everytime i watch a B1G basketball game i see some piece of officiating that makes me think "i will never see anything so dumb ever again." and then something like that jumpball call happens.
swing hard in case you hit it.
yep...what is the middle school girls basketball where the jump ball is just assumed??? why does delany keep letting him do games. that alone is ground enough to put delany out to pasture.
I watched a big east game the other day. I was thinking how nice it was to not really notice the refs.
the sec has some bad ones too...leading the charge...tony greene
That's Thomas with the boxout.
was a decent bounceback game though. we needed to see some effort and team continuity...def showed that.
78 points on the road. I will take the W. After last game this was a big win. I'm sticking to my guns FINAL FOUR. GO Bucks!
I'd rather have needles pushed into my eyes than listen to these announcers ever again.
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. - Woody Hayes
Looks like LaQuinton Ross is pissed. Tweeted "don't know how much longer I can take this BULLSHIT!!!"
Seriously? Kid needs to check himself and wait his turn.
Well, let's try to not assume, but wow. If it is what it seems this kid is incredibly entitled for someone who couldn't get his shit together for multiple months.
"I'm Willie Buckets, and I approve this message"
Is this post still up? That is not good in any way possible..could be the beginning of the end of Ross...not being dramatic just never a good road to turn down
Wonder what he has been doing in practice? He was supposed to have been Matta's prize recruit.
It is the minnesota air that is turning ross into a gopher zombie.