I was surprised by that as well. Still Ben coached a great game and the players were terrific. Michigan State shot the ball very well, hit some really tough ones, and we still played them to the buzzer at their place. Encouraging, even with the loss.With 18 seconds left in a tie game when you really need a stop, why wasn’t Daniels in the game? We got beat because they took it into the lane and dropped it off for a score over smaller defenders. If we had the ball, I could see staying with the small lineup, but all we needed was a stop.
He did slide his feet but Willis had a huge brain fart, I agree with Ryan James, hard to understand why you would try to cut off the passing lane out towards mid court in that or any situation.
Sutherlin's game is drive to the basket. That has gotten a lot tougher against Big Ten opponents. I'd love to see more of Thiam who is a high end athlete. I also love watching Ramberg play, he puts out max effort.If Loewe is not knocking down shots, he doesn't bring a lot, IMO. And with Sutherlin struggling, we really only have 4 people that can score, and that's assuming Curry is not out too long. Maybe give Thiam a shot, as someone else mentioned.
That said, great job tonight. Had a chance to steal one.
Battle fell on Curry's leg...realized he was the reason Curry was in pain.I did see what I thought was Battle saying "Fuck" into his shirt. Could just be an emotional respense to any pain to his teammate, or maybe he saw/knows something more than we do.
But yeah, anything for Curry is just such an injustice. That man should achieve Sainthood, given his patience and humility based on attacks to body.
They're that desperate for a TO? You've got TO at next dead ball. I understand the play. Guys were probably gassed.We had a foul to give. We desperately needed a timeout. By fouling we got the under 8:00
TV time out. The timeout kept us in the game. Pretty close to genius.
Michigan State needed to make nearly everything down the stretch and to their credit they did. Couple of those tough shots don't fall and we are walking out of there with the massive upset.What's most encouraging about this game is that MSU really showed up and played a solid game and we hung with them the entire time. Stephens was so tough and confident...hopefully that continues!