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Minn shot 12 more FT's than us, in a tough fought physical contest.
IND shot 14 more FT's than us, and hacked just as much.
Today, everything KA looked at was a foul, Oledepo hacked at will, multiple BS loose ball calls, to top it off, the shot clock starts early on us resulting in a turn over.
That's "life" in the B10 if you're MSU. Refs who think home court advantage means calling a horrifically one sided game.
And Nix being called for a travel despite not having full possession of the ball...the list goes on.
It's fine, they can have this one. We know who will be more prepared on a neutral court.
One of the worst games I can recall watching. Capped perfectly by a flopping Indiana player.
Honestly, it makes these games unwatchable.
About 5 calls out-of-bounds clearly off IU...to IU.
And on the Nix "travel," he gets fouled at least 3 times on the possession, never has control of the ball as hulls is hacking him repeatedly, hulls hears the whistle and turns and tries to get the jump ball, and waterford was out of bounds under the basket when he stripped Nix the first time.
Plus zeller sliding under Payne as Payne was already in the air.
And the foul on the inbounds, when IU called TO and hulls flopped.
Same ref made most of the bad call, FWIW, Really wish Izzo would have gone for a T.
Here are another few examples - Dawson getting bumped off a cut, Hulls or shehee hitting the ball OB, ball out on us.
Dawson going up for a lay up, gets his arm knocked by oledepo no call.
The phantom "4th" foul on KA.
Nix being hammered, causing a hook to fall short, loose ball foul called on us.
First time I got to agree with the ref complaints. We got a damn good hoops team.
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the Minn game was not on the refs. the stretch of 6 min (or whatever it was) without a bucket lost that game.
Unless you are MSU. Then, all you can hope for at home is to have an evenly called game at best.
I actually agree. Lots of iffy calls, but I'm not sure the free throw numbers should be your argument. With the zone IU played for most of the game, MSU didn't attack the basket. IU (especially Oladipo) spent most of the game driving to the hoop and attacking the basket. The most aggressive team going toward the hoop will often shoot more free throws.
That being said, a lot of the loose ball calls went against MSU today. The travel on Nix was an awful call. The travel on Dawson in the first half was an awful call. The 10 second call on Trice was awful (if you rewind, the shot clock is at 33 before Trice even has possession of the ball..that's on the ref on the floor). Lots of questionable out of bounds calls. It also seemed like IU could do no wrong going for any loose ball, but any contact by MSU was a foul
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Minnesota I can stomach, we fell apart.
This game...we were amazing. With all the Appling not being allowed to play, out of bounds calls, 10 second call, Nix travel, 2 MSU players collide results in foul on MSU, etc, what sealed the fix for me was the Payne charge.
We were straight up not going to be allowed to win at Indiana and that is all there is to it.
Izzo in the post-game: "I wasn't happy with the way the game was called, but I was happy with the way we competed."
Thank you, Denicos.
I must have been watching a different game. Fouls were almost the same. The only thing I really took issue with was the travel call at the end.
Appling played poorly today. That's why he got the foul calls. Minus the last one he got, I really don't see what the issue is.
Yep, this team has shown alot if improvement over the last couple weeks. Now if we could improve the defense on screens, we will have a decent run in March, IMO.
His last one looked like the only legit one. Were you jacking it to War of the Worlds while watching the game or something?
You don't see an issue between Hulls manhandling our defenders and Oladipo being allowed to run around like a free safety and Appling being called for 4 touch fouls against a freshman?
Keith wasn't allowed to play today. The 10-second call was complete BS. EVERY contested out of bounds call went their way, including numerous very obvious ones. The Nix travel call killed us.
Yeah...you were. In a one-possession game, the refs pulled calls out of their asses on back-to-back possessions.
Sorry, I meant fourth.
Lots and lots of legit gripes in this one. But Assembly "calls" has that rep for a reason. Just the way it is.
This. I hate complaining about refs, but today it was just atrocious. Tough to play through that bs.
This team has A LOT to be proud of and I think we know now exactly what kind of group we've got. Izzo said he wanted to see how they would handle this game... we looked like a top 10 team today and ready for March.
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We know what's going to happen going on the road in a Big Ten game. Close calls are always going to go in favor of the home team. That's how it's always been. And yes, one or two OB calls that I thought were clear didn't go our way. But that happens every single game.
IU's last foul was called at 7:27 in the second half.
IU outshot us by +12 at the FT line despite us attacking the rim more.
MSU shot, wait for it... ZERO FTs in the second half.
Non-calls on IU on obvious fouls led to at least 5+ possessions for IU. This includes the ball out of bounds of Appling in front of our bench, the high loose ball volley-balled by zeller out of bounds when zeller was alone on the baseline, the "out of bounds" on Dawson when Home Depot pushed him from behind and then hit the ball himself (two missed calls on that one alone), Trice throwing the ball of Sheeny on an obvious call under our basket and the complete BS on Nix's travel.
BS calls on MSU literally erased 4 points for MSU off the board. The Dawson "travel" from the ref out of position and the Trice "push off" on the made jumper when he never touched the IU player.
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That's not an excuse though; "it happens every single game". And it DOESN'T happen every single game. MSU doesn't get these calls at home. Many B10 games are called fairly. It's just when the lights are a bit brighter, and the fans are more crazy, these officials feel the need to appease them. That is NOT okay.
They do a very solid job the first half; I could even live with the 2 on Appling. Then, for whatever reason, they decide that Keith isn't allowed to play the 2nd half. That Oladipo can do no wrong. That EVERY questionable call must go to IU. Not only that, but they have a quick trigger in calling BS calls against MSU. This is clear pandering to the home crowd.
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IU wasn't called for a foul the 1st 7 minutes of the 2nd half, they were called for 6 away from the rim fouls, and then were not called for another foul as someone pointed out, the last 7 minutes.
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