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Old 01-10-2018, 09:07 PM   #141
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If it happens where would this rank on the all time bad losses in the Izzo era, top 5? Even a win feels like one with an asterisk at this point



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Old 01-10-2018, 09:18 PM   #142
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What an embarrassment on Izzo part. You have all that talent and you canít score 60 points against Rutgers. Retire buddy
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:22 PM   #143
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What an embarrassment on Izzo part. You have all that talent and you canít score 60 points against Rutgers. Retire buddy
Knee jerk much?
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:30 PM   #144
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Knee jerk much?
Yeah watching this awful offense for 15 years has been enough.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:30 PM   #145
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Yeesh. Rutgers must have the blueprint on how to play us or something. Foul every time down the court on defense and attack the rim relentlessly when you have the ball.

Winston was clutch at the line.
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Old 01-10-2018, 10:00 PM   #146
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So no one wants to talk about how trash Bridges has been? He gets a pass from everyone it seems, even the media.
I'm just waiting to see if you get the same reaction I got when I pointed out how much Johnny Adams sucked. Just kidding. Granted bridges doesn't suck but it's definitely a fair topic for conversation. I said something last week about how he's playing himself into the late second round and it was crickets.

He's been a massive let down this season. If JJJ continues to improve, Bridges could go from POY favorite to the fourth best player on his own team by the end of the season. Let's see if that slight exaggeration generates any buzz.

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Old 01-10-2018, 10:14 PM   #147
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I didn't watch the game so take this with a grain of salt but I'm less concerned about this game than the ass kicking we took from the Buckeyes. I had this conversation with a seton hall fan friend when he was so disappointed about them losing to Rutgers - and I think I said something about it here too. Rutgers is a much improved team - they're long and athletic and give a lot of offenses trouble - physically, they kinda remind me of a poor mans version of the Connecticut team that beat us in the elite 8. They're not good on the offensive end but they can give a lot of offenses a hard time. They do have a couple bad losses - they are Rutgers after all, but they have a solid win and some close losses against some good teams.

Of course even as overrated as we seem to be, we should win this game in 40 minutes, pulling away from the foul line at the end, but a lackluster win to me is a lot less disconcerting than not even being in the game against OSU. In my mind, that's a much bigger problem.

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Old 01-10-2018, 11:07 PM   #148
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I didn't watch the game so take this with a grain of salt but I'm less concerned about this game than the ass kicking we took from the Buckeyes. I had this conversation with a seton hall fan friend of mine when he's was all dejected about them losing to Rutgers - and I think I said something about it here too. Rutgers is a much improved team - they're long and athletic and give a lot of offenses trouble - physically, they kinda remind me of a poor mans version of the Connecticut team that beat us in the elite 8. They're not good on the offensive end but they can give a lot of offenses a hard time. They do have a couple bad losses - they're Rutgers, but they have a solid win and some close losses against some good teams.

Of course even as overrated as we seem to be, we should win this game in 40 minutes, pulling away from the foul line at the end, but a lackluster win to me is a lot less disconcerting than not even being in the game against OSU. In my mind, that's a much bigger problem.
I'm starting to think the really weak late non-conference schedule didn't do the team any favors and kind of softened them up too much even as they were winning them by 40+. Now suddenly in conference play, even in a down Big Ten, things are not coming quite so easily and the team is going to have to respond to that (and count me as one who had been starting to think they'd steamroll the entire conference save for Purdue). I find tonight's game more concerning still than the OSU game, but it seems just about all good teams have a little stretch during the season where they don't play well for a few games or things don't go their way, and then are usually able to pull out of it. As far as that goes having Michigan now at home up next may be just what they need.

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Old 01-11-2018, 08:27 AM   #149
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I'm starting to think the really weak late non-conference schedule didn't do the team any favors and kind of softened them up too much even as they were winning them by 40+. Now suddenly in conference play, even in a down Big Ten, things are not coming quite so easily and the team is going to have to respond to that (and count me as one who had been starting to think they'd steamroll the entire conference save for Purdue). I find tonight's game more concerning still than the OSU game, but it seems just about all good teams have a little stretch during the season where they don't play well for a few games or things don't go their way, and then are usually able to pull out of it. As far as that goes having Michigan now at home up next may be just what they need.
I would probably agree if we hadn't already played Rutgers and had the same problems - Rutgers is a good defensive team. they're long and athletic and they create problems. true we are not that good offensively unless we are playing cupcakes but I think RU would present challenges even if we weren't so soft and predictable with the weave. if Ward is a good passer out of double teams and smart enough, the offense should go through him. I'd much rather see productive inside-out game with Winston also driving more, than the weave and heave. maybe that will free up bridges more too - something has to get him out of his shell.

never fear, I'm sure they'll blow out some B1G cupcakes by 26+, Bridges will get a monster dunk or two on a put back when nobody boxes out then we'll hear how the team is gelling, clicking on all cylinders and can shut down anyone and we're back on track for a deep run.

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Old 01-11-2018, 12:15 PM   #150
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I'm just waiting to see if you get the same reaction I got when I pointed out how much Johnny Adams sucked. Just kidding. Granted bridges doesn't suck but it's definitely a fair topic for conversation. I said something last week about how he's playing himself into the late second round and it was crickets.

He's been a massive let down this season. If JJJ continues to improve, Bridges could go from POY favorite to the fourth best player on his own team by the end of the season. Let's see if that slight exaggeration generates any buzz.
Johnny Adams, thought Iíd never hear that name again. The guy went from a preseason 1st round pick to getting so exposed every game that he wasnít even drafted. Sounds oddly familiar with Bridges, except the NBA just cares about size so heíll get picked. If you purely looked at talent, Bridges is not even a starter on this team. The guy dribbles like a 6th grader. And I love when he throws an awful pass to someone that goes out of bounds and he raises his hands up to the other player as if it is somehow his fault.
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