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Valentine has a ton of potential and will be a very good player. But he is just so damn slow and passive out there right now. And he can't shoot a 3-ball to save his life.
61 % shooting and 6-12 on 3's. Not exactly lockdown defense Spartans. Got to do a lot better job in the 2nd half. CUT DOWN THE TOs TOO!!!
"I love March!" - Tom Izzo
38 points in the 1st half? Ill take it
Down by only 6? Ill take it
IU shooting a billion %, and still in the game!? Ill take it
This game shows this team can step up for real. Just a great half so far.
F*ckers shooting 50% from 3. State looks good. LOVE the unis!
Not bad to be down 6 and Appling has spent the last 8 minutes and Harris 5 minutes of the half on the bench. An adjustment needs to be made on IU's perimeter shooters. We cut down our turnovers, if Harris can get going on Hulls and we need Appling to score, we will be in good shape.
Can't win when they shoot like this. We simply can't compete with this shit
To die in ann arbor is redundant
That was the best half of basketball I've seen all year.
We are IU's equal IMO.
We just played a really good half with our two best players on the bench with 2 fouls. If Indiana stays hot we lose, but once Appling and Harris come back in these 3's are gonna be contested better
Doing a terrible job switching on perimeter. If we calm down a bit, and if they cool down a bit (50% from 3, 61% overall, 70% eFG) we have a shot.
looked like some body contact after the shot, but he got it off cleanly...just a very poor shooter
Still the defensive effort on the 3 point shooters should be much better.
it would be critical in this game. Should be tied at the half.
"The price is wrong Bob"
Appling and Harris out with fouls largely the reason.
Well he cost us 3 definitely
THIS absolutely this. He fucking touches the rim and we go into the half down one instead of 6. Fuck that last 20 seconds. Just horseshit.
Good point, those flurry of IU 3's came with our two best perimeter defenders on the bench
They're 6-12, we're 5-10. Not getting beat on the 3. Getting beat on the turnovers and fast break points.
Valentine has been playing terrible D TODAY.
I don't think you know what the word "compete" means.
Could have done without that last garbage three, but we're playing well. And without Appling. Just need to guard the arc a little better and keep exploiting their front court defense.
Wouldn't hurt to try and steal a few more inbound passes either.
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Mark Dantonio.
Our two best perimeter defenders were out for 8 minutes and 5 minutes, respectively.
It is called getting Appling back in the game. He steals the ball and gets whistled for his second. Huge play in the game.
If we can trick Coach Krzyzewski into saying his own name backwards, perhaps he will be pushed back to the fifth dimension
stop putting up 3's from 10 feet behind the line and feed Payne , dawson, and Nix for easy baskets.
Guard someone! in the 2nd half
and we can win this.
What the fuck ever, Sergeant Sunshine. Trice lead us back from a 9 point deficit and Valentine took a giant shit on the court.
Now that it's halftime...let's throw something out there. If Payne continues to improve and look better and better each game, is he a threat to leave after this year?
You knew that little michelle obama look-a-like pg was going to drain that. He is a blazing 29% on the season.
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