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bang....lock the thread because Verde just nailed it.
My GOD OP......it's always something isn't it? WHO GIVES A SHIT IF THEY WIN THE REGULAR SEASON BIG TEN TITLE? We established on this board many years ago that the regular season big ten basketball title is WORTHLESS. See you in March Vadgers, where if history is ANY indication we'll go to the elite 8 or better and you'll be in Madison after the first round
yep: Iowa isn't bad at ALL. They took the Wisky to DOUBLE OT and SCum lost to them in one OT.....there ya go.
Funny that MSU beat them in Madison by scoring just 49 points. HaHa. Izzo figured out there is no way to combat their hell bent strategy to slow the game down. So Michigan State said screw it, we will out Wisconsin Wisconsin. Beat them at their own game. MSU went grind grind grind.
God I love MSU this year. Love them Spartan Dogs just grinding out the wins. I love love love this years team. Grind Grind Grind Grind Grind Grind, and spit their sorry asses out!
Its five o'clock somewhere.
Records vs Top 5 Big Ten teams
Ind ~ 2-1 (1-0 MSU, 1-0 Mich, 0-1 Wisc) with 4 games left
MSU ~ 2-1 (0-1 Ind, 1-0 OSU, 1-0 Wisc) with 5 games left
OSU ~ 2-2 (0-1 MSU, 1-1 Mich, 1-0 Wisc) with 4 games left
Wisc ~ 2-2 (1-0 Ind, 0-1 MSU, 1-0 Mich, 0-1 OSU) with 2 games left
Mich ~ 1-3 (0-1 Ind, 1-1 OSU, 0-1 Wisc) with 3 games left
Ill ~ 2-4 (1-0 Ind, 0-1 MSU, 1-0 OSU, 0-2 Wisc, 0-1 Mich) with 2 games left
Rest of conf ~ 2-26
This is really something to remember. State is playing really well on the defensive end of the floor. They wear other teams down and in close games, Appling makes things happen.
Disclaimer! I'm not saying Appling is a better playing than Trey Burke. Disclaimer!
Anyone else notice in late game situations, Appling seems to get to the basket (Kansas for example) for lay-ups or he gets fouled, but when Burke has the ball in a tie game late, he settles for jumpers? Just a thought to fuel the rivalry.
And if the good Lord’s willin’,
I’m a keep on chillin’,
refillin’ and flyin’ high
Funny, but Izzo does seem to care.
Yep. Burke is a better overall scorer than Appling, but in crunch time, I know who I want handling the rock...and it's Appling.
"RCMB: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainry." - some dude from MgoBlog
Agreed. Good observation about Burke and Appling. These MSU guys just pound the rock for 40 minutes. It must be hell to play against that MSU defense. These guys are tough as nails. Harris--2 shoulder dislocations and back spasms, Appling--one shoulder dislocation; Dawson--ACL surgery and ankle sprain; Payne--busted up nose; Trice--2 concussions and busted nose; Nix--numerous broken toilet seats. But it doesn't stop them. These are some tough mofos. I'm thinking these guys are Cleaves kind of tough. Flint tough, the kind that would make Antonio Smith proud.
Just win your games! They are all tough and if you drop a bad one you are done, that's how a league title should be decided! The teams counting games always lose to some scrub and it never matters! The title will be shared ... Get a piece!
they still mean something, it is just less and less as the schedules become even more unbalanced.
"Put your mother in a straight-jacket you punk ass white boy." ~ Mike Tyson
Wisconsin will not win or share the title.
This is about right. Other than PSU and Nebraska, there are no gimmes in this conference. Win tonight and we are in good shape, but winning all the home games we have coming up won't be easy. IF we get and stay healthy, I like our chances.
I want this win tonight badly and then finally get to see how we match up against scum. Glad the first meeting is at home. With all the chirping from them this year, I would love to beat them twice and pretty much put them out to the title contention.
They will lose at least three more games. So 12-6 or 13-5 isn't winning this league.
Not to nitpick, but they haven't lost in the first round for six years straight. And they didn't lose in the second round either 3 of those 6 years.
Screw it! The Spartans are going to make all of this irrelevant by winning the rest of them.
Nίκη για MSU
OP, you're picking Wiskey to win the title outright? If so, good for them. They've beat some of the best. But I'd take that action. I don't see it. I see em finishing tied for second. Lots of room left for a wild finish in the B1G, but not with the Beejers winning it all.
Spartans ...committed to bring Paul Bunyan home in 2013.
If you have watched their last 2 games and think they'll win out/lose only one, you are nuts. Terribly coached, they are like 220 in the nation in shooting, shoot like 32% from 3, mediocre defense (seriously, is it impossible to get around picks?), not athletic, their likely best player is the 6th man, etc etc.
I'd put the chance of them winning outright at somewhere around 4-5%, being generous.
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