In partnership with CBSSports.com
Online Now 529
Online now 1225 Record: 10351 (3/11/2012)
The largest and most active MSU Spartans board on the web
The place to ask questions to SpartanTailgate's recruiting experts
"The Duff" is dedicated to Michigan State football recruiting discussion
"The Bres" is dedicated to Michigan State basketball recruiting discussion
This is your pulpit to preach to the masses about everything from politics to religion
The place to buy, trade or sell Michigan State tickets
For fantasy football and other fantasy sports discussion
You have no favorite boards.
The most viewed topics.
The most replied to topics.
The most up-voted topics.
The most down-voted topics.
The most up-voted posters.
The most down-voted posters.
The most followed posters.
Seriously. Your team and its seniors didn't deserve to go out like that.
Most one sided officiating I have seen all tournament
Wanted Illinois to win so we could see sir charles put a Matumbo sized foot in his mouth about the B1G being overrated.
Can someone tell me what happened on the inbound pass I missed it.
To die in ann arbor is redundant
Clear as day a Miami guy smacked it out and they gave them the ball.
Wasn't an inbound, it was a missed shot.
This post was edited by Macks 13 months ago
20 seconds left, they forced Miami to have to pass to their worst FT shooter, don't foul him, let them get it to Larkin and take 5 seconds off the clock. Larkin then makes both.
Illinois might have gotten screwed by the refs, but they also screwed themselves when they didn't foul the big Miami guy that is a horrible shooter.
35,600 posts and counting since 09-09-2002. tRCMB Dead Pool Commissioner.
I thought they did try to foul him but the refs didn't call it. Big guy didn't budge when they initially hit him.
I missed it as well. Did they simply "tap" the poor free throw shooter or blatantly wrap him? If the former, then it would be like that Carmelo Anthony no call in the NBA playoffs a few years ago.
They barely touched him and were looking to prevent him from passing. There was no foul. Illinois was either trying to get a steal or get a 10 second violation. Two guys were on him with their arms up trying to prevent him from passing. They could have easily hacked him on the arm while he held the ball up in the air. Instead he made an easy pass to their best shooter.
Both defenders hesitated at first, but they definitely fouled him as he passed the ball. This would have all been irrelevant had the refs not fucked up the out of bounds call a few seconds earlier.
They might have touched him, but the situation called for a FOUL and those defenders made no effort to even sell it. (Maybe if they would have had Tom Crean in their huddle to demonstrate how to do it...)
I read the news today, oh boy .. ..
About a lucky man who made the grade
Or they could have made the obvious call of out of bounds on Miami, and this discussion is moot.
I dunno, the OSU game was pretty bad too in my opinion.
True, but Illinois had a chance to counter that and failed to take care of something clearly in their control.
And the big guy, who is almost a 70% shooter could have bagged 2, and they were still hosed. It seems there is an assumption that he'd have missed.
Terrible call but we had some other chances. Didn't get off a good luck when it was 54-52. Huge 3 pointer from Larkin was the big play. Sucks, but still a better season than expected. Groce is going to get this program back in the top half of the B1G. Next year is going to be rough, though.
Conventional wisdom is to foul that guy and make sure someone like Larkin never gets the ball. You sure seem oblivious to how critical it was to get this done when it was all there. Whether or not he eventually knocks them down doesn't matter. You have to put him (and not Larkin) on the line. Coaching 101.
247Sports In partnership with CBS Sports