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uneblinstu's Post Game Chatter: Vol 9, Ed 27 - @ Michigan State

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We ran into a perfect storm tonight.  MSU played hard and played well.  We played hard but struggled hitting our shots.  We move on with the attitude that Illinois becomes the biggest game of our season.

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just what happens when they happen to have a night where the other team has everything going for them and we cant make a bucket

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The story of the night:

 

Points in the paint:

 

MSU 42

NU 28

 

2nd chance points:

 

MSU 18

NU 3

 

MSU converted their offensive rebounds and kept us out of the paint.

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Just now, brfrad said:

The story of the night:

 

Points in the paint:

 

MSU 42

NU 28

 

2nd chance points:

 

MSU 18

NU 3

 

MSU converted their offensive rebounds and kept us out of the paint.

Not typical of our team this year....

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23 minutes ago, brfrad said:

The story of the night:

 

Points in the paint:

 

MSU 42

NU 28

 

2nd chance points:

 

MSU 18

NU 3

 

MSU converted their offensive rebounds and kept us out of the paint.

Where the game was lost

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Did Webster sit the last part of the game given it was a chance to rest his legs or did he get hurt.  Was rubbing his chops before he went out.

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Yeah, came out with 5 minutes or so to go. I woulda probably done it at about the under 8 time out, but he sat a bunch down the stretch.

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Not much to add but even though I thought NU had a decent shot to win 3/4 or win out, you also don't wanna get beat like that. The alley-oop off the backboard for an example. Jack gave up on it or he could have beat the dunk out to steal or contest it. Bottom line is Sparty kicked it up a notch the last 5 minutes of the half and NU didn't. Still like how NU's chances to win more than lose...still a lot to play for in seeding.

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How do you explain this performance and Ohio St hammering Wisconsin?  Erase and move forward.  The Illini are confident and playing well.

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This was probably one of the most disappointing performances in a while.

 

I saw a team that didn't put forth a lot of effort...So many times when shots went up, nobody put a body on anybody and Michigan State had a straight run to get the rebound. 

 

The defensive rotation was slow...one guy helped, but we often were slow in helping the helper...which can allow second chance points if the weakside guard doesn't help down low when the man down low helps on a drive.

 

Frustrating.

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We didn't play our best game but that looked like the typical MSU team that's starting to get their March legs.  Tough game...let's take care of the Illini.  That's a game we need to win at home.  

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We did not play with the same sense of urgency that they did. MSU played like a team trying to secure an NCAA bid. I think we have a much better chance if they would've been ranked and safely in the tournament. It didn't help that Morrow, Jacobson, and Watson all had below average games. We probably don't ever win when that happens from those 3. It almost looked like Watson was still hurting even though it was announced he was healthy before the game. He didn't seem to have the energy he tends to play with. Same with Ed, something was definitely off. Let's rattle off the next three and put this one behind us!

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Also - our 1-3-1 is a lot more than your typical 1-3-1. I knew something was up the first time I watched us play it against Maryland. Saw it pretty clearly last night. Very creative. 

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5 hours ago, jason2486 said:

We did not play with the same sense of urgency that they did. MSU played like a team trying to secure an NCAA bid. I think we have a much better chance if they would've been ranked and safely in the tournament. It didn't help that Morrow, Jacobson, and Watson all had below average games. We probably don't ever win when that happens from those 3. It almost looked like Watson was still hurting even though it was announced he was healthy before the game. He didn't seem to have the energy he tends to play with. Same with Ed, something was definitely off. Let's rattle off the next three and put this one behind us!

It didn't help that Mann got all of our bigs in foul trouble quickly.

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15 minutes ago, atskooc said:

Best part of the game?

 

Jordy's dunk.  That was awesome!

 

I kind of enjoyed Evan's dunk.  I think that's the first one of the season for him wasn't it?

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3 minutes ago, 49r said:

 

I kind of enjoyed Evan's dunk.  I think that's the first one of the season for him wasn't it?

His was good as well.

 

There was a series of three dunks late (starting with Jordy's). 

 

I liked the explosion and *anger* in Jordy's slam.  Haven't seen aggression like that from him much.

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