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Nailed it. Absolutely nailed it. Will have to overachieve to get to the FF this year. Luckily it's March and we have Izzo so there's always a good chance they'll make a run
scUM "the best"?
Sheesh, i listed the 7 best close games. I think @scUM counts.
Sorry but i don't draw the same conclusions at all. Trice was 0-4 from deep this weekend. Harris was 2-7 and has been our best shooter for 2 months. Appling was 5-13. And your answer is to have Trice take deep 3s? Trice's 27 3-point FGs this season are pretty heavily weighted towards being right up to the line, usually in the corner. I didn't see him pass up any of those. OSU was willing to let him shoot from way deep and from up top because they know he misses those. It's a sign of progress that Trice knows it too.
And i just don't think Dawson exploding for big FG and Rebounding numbers means squat. 2 years running, we all know exactly when he'll do that: against bad teams and Purdue. Earlier in the year Izzo tried to get him going early to see if he could develop into a halfcourt threat THIS year. Well, now they don't do that, because he's not up to it. THIS year. Now it's all about Payne, Nix, and playing inside out. We'll know Dawson is coming through when the guy he's guarding doesn't put up big numbers. And this team will be just fine with Trice passing (and hustling like a Tasmanian Devil these days) and Dawson playing some D.
If you're looking for a barometer, it's Appling's defense or the decision-making and intensity of Payne and Nix. And maybe Harris' shoulder being ok.
don't think they play hard enough... Dawson is a waste on offense. OSU fuckin blows, cannot beleeeeeve me lost to them again. good day
Won't be surprised if they lose to a #6 seed in the second round game, or if they make the Final Four, but I think the former is more likely.
OSU doesn't blow idiot they're playing great right now
I am both. I'm tempted to be disappointed in how the season ended. This is a tough team that grinded its way to a lot of wins. Its a talented team that could have won more games. In the end, I think the teams health is worse than we realize. Guys are tired and banged up. Trice, Harris, Appling, Dawson, Payne--these guys have been beat up.
But, its March and we have Izzo. I'm excited.
Its five o'clock somewhere.
Agreed. Dawson isn't going to become a double digit scorer out of nowhere. He's the fifth option in the offense. Who do you take shots away from to get Dawson shots right now? Transition and garbage points are where he can contribute right now. No plays are run for him.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
concerned! I'm just not sure my posting is tournament ready at this point.
Can I be both? MSU has only gotten past the sweet 16 with 8 or more losses once. And that was the elite 8 year in 03.
OK, I read it differently. I thought you were saying UM is one of the best teams in the nation.
Don't post poop!
I am excited and concerned. I am excited because we will not be playing BIg Ten teams at first, but I am concerned because we are 6-4 in our last 10 games. Not exactly going into the tournament on fire.
I will be cheering them on to win though!
Wouldn't that be something? Byrd finds his stroke in the NCAA's. I could live with that.
if auburn hills had been fri-sun... then the osu loss would have been more of a blow to me....
but with the potential of having to play on thursday first up afternoon early..... I am glad for the extra day off to heal up..... and let the other team have to do the potential travelling
Trice has to be ready to shoot when he's open. Period. He has to be more than a designated dribbler. The closer he gets to the basket the more intimidated he seems.
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