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    uneblinstu's Post Game Chatter: Vol 8, Issue 20 - @ Michigan State


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      - Before the game, watching on the BTN app, they had a feed from the Breslin Center during intros. While the NU players were being introduced, get this, they were LEADING a "Go Green, Go White" cheer. While they were announcing NU players!!! Can you believe that?!? How rude!!! Also, the non-student fans weren't exactly into it. They were sitting and clapping and stuff. No standing. No standing until the first MSU bucket. Not sure most realize how good things at NU really are.
      - Pretty big defensive breakdown on the first play of the game.
      - Looked like White had a pretty clear shot at an offensive rebound on NU's first possession.
      - MSU got off to the fast start that NU couldn't allow. I like the time out :50 in, intensity clearly elevated after that.

    - Leaving shooters open probably isn't a good recipe for success.
    - True to form, both teams fouling quite a bit early.
    - I think NU is just fine letting McQuaid shoot from just about anywhere on the floor.
    - NU holding their own just fine early.
    - Shields making things happen in the paint.
    - NU cleaning up the glass nicely.
    - Watson just isn't afraid.
    - Playing aggressively. Finishing. Can they maintain this level of play?
    - A little sloppy play, a couple quick shots and unsurprisingly, MSU makes a bit of a run.
    - And NU responds right back. That's great to see!
    - Looks like things got moving a little fast after the under 8 media. White picking up his 2nd didn't help.
    - Hmmm...Shields going down wouldn't be good.
    - I would have brought White in when Shields went down.
    - Webster doing some nice work at the end of the half, there.
    - Love how Parker sells out.
    - Tied at halftime. About all you can ask for!

     

    - Dimes, based on my source on the scene, I think you were right about the enthusiasm of the crowd.

     

    - Shields starts the 2nd half. Good news! And gets the bucket like nothing happened!
    - Mmmm...3 on AW3 isn't good.
    - Shields can get about any shot he wants.
    - ...and 4 on White...shoot...MSU went right at him on back to back possessions.
    - Gonna need Webster to step up.
    - MSU turned into the aggressor for a bit. NU needs to get back on the attack.
    - Somehow MSU stopped fouling.
    - NU really having trouble defending Davis and not fouling.
    - Valentine doing his thing. That's frustrating.
    - Wow, Shields can do no wrong.
    - BIG shot from McVeigh!
    - Webster has a tendency to get caught under the basket. Got bailed out a couple of times.
    - Seems like Parker probably shouldn't throw himself in front of a freight train very often.
    - Oh man, this team is starting to believe. Can they finish? Up 8 at the under 8.
    - White comes back with 7 minutes left...
    - Shields forced things a bit after that MSU 3 to cut it to 4.
    - Oh man, Jacobson's 3 went half way down TWICE!
    - Up 4 at the under 4... nervous...
    - Watson didn't do much after the first three minutes of so of the 2nd half. He needs to be more involved.
    - Too much Webster down the stretch. Watson. Shields. White.
    - And there's Shields again! Just a MONSTER game from him!
    - Loved the play after the clock stoppage! Attack the rim! Gotta hit the free throws, though!
    - How was that a foul on White? And for his 5th? C'mon. And they get free throws out of it. Brutal, potential game changing stretch.
    - Then Jacobson with the foul after Shields' miss. It was a foul, but bad timing. Man...
    - Of course MSU hits all theirs...
    - Didn't like the shot, but a big battle for the board from MJ! Those were some cold-blooded FT's. Good on ya, kid!
    - Big time shot by Harris. Wow.
    - That bank by Valentine, are you kidding me?
    - Webster ALMOST. ALMOST cost the game, but, you now what, he didn't!
    - I thought that shot was going in from Valentine. I was sure of it.
    - HOT DAMN! HOT DAMN! HOLY SHIELDS!

     

    - The talk was can they split the next four games? Well, they got a bit piece of that puzzle out of the way.
    - Did this with almost nothing from White. That's impressive.
    - This may be the defining performance of Shavon Shields' career. I mean, wow!
    - Didn't get much from Morrow, either. He'll bounce back.

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    Just 6 turnovers in East Lansing is incredible

    But when you figure true freshmen played 94 minutes and had just 2 turnovers ... got to be some sort of NCAA record. ;) Those would be great numbers for true freshmen in a game in Lincoln against Wayne State. But against #11 MSU in East Lansing? Just wow.

    Watson's ability to play as well as he has offensively without turning the ball over is one of the most pleasant surprises of the entire season for me. And I think his defense has picked up the past few games. He was completely lost vs NW, but he seems to be figuring it out on that end now too.

    One was a weird double-dribble from Glynn. Don't recall the other, maybe a travel down low...

    Another weird call was Benny being called for palming 40 feet from the hoop. Pretty sure the rule is to keep players from gaining an advantage (Benny palms because his hands are so small...). ;)

    The other freshman turnover was a fumbled pass by Morrow under the basket

    Thanks, Mich; I knew it was something simple like that. How was the game atmosphere there at Breslin last night?!?

    It was decent, but not great. Wasn't too loud except for the clock timeout and the off balance 3. Other than that I wasn't overly impressed. Now if it was a Saturday game or something it might have been better.

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    Just 6 turnovers in East Lansing is incredible

    But when you figure true freshmen played 94 minutes and had just 2 turnovers ... got to be some sort of NCAA record. ;) Those would be great numbers for true freshmen in a game in Lincoln against Wayne State. But against #11 MSU in East Lansing? Just wow.

    Watson's ability to play as well as he has offensively without turning the ball over is one of the most pleasant surprises of the entire season for me. And I think his defense has picked up the past few games. He was completely lost vs NW, but he seems to be figuring it out on that end now too.

    One was a weird double-dribble from Glynn. Don't recall the other, maybe a travel down low...

    Another weird call was Benny being called for palming 40 feet from the hoop. Pretty sure the rule is to keep players from gaining an advantage (Benny palms because his hands are so small...). ;)

    The other freshman turnover was a fumbled pass by Morrow under the basket

    Thanks, Mich; I knew it was something simple like that. How was the game atmosphere there at Breslin last night?!?

    It was decent, but not great. Wasn't too loud except for the clock timeout and the off balance 3. Other than that I wasn't overly impressed. Now if it was a Saturday game or something it might have been better.

    Saturday games mean more drinking time!

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    Just 6 turnovers in East Lansing is incredible

    But when you figure true freshmen played 94 minutes and had just 2 turnovers ... got to be some sort of NCAA record. ;) Those would be great numbers for true freshmen in a game in Lincoln against Wayne State. But against #11 MSU in East Lansing? Just wow.

    Watson's ability to play as well as he has offensively without turning the ball over is one of the most pleasant surprises of the entire season for me. And I think his defense has picked up the past few games. He was completely lost vs NW, but he seems to be figuring it out on that end now too.

    One was a weird double-dribble from Glynn. Don't recall the other, maybe a travel down low...

    Another weird call was Benny being called for palming 40 feet from the hoop. Pretty sure the rule is to keep players from gaining an advantage (Benny palms because his hands are so small...). ;)

    The other freshman turnover was a fumbled pass by Morrow under the basket

    Thanks, Mich; I knew it was something simple like that. How was the game atmosphere there at Breslin last night?!?

    It was decent, but not great. Wasn't too loud except for the clock timeout and the off balance 3. Other than that I wasn't overly impressed. Now if it was a Saturday game or something it might have been better.

    Saturday games mean more drinking time!

     

    speaking of which>>>>http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/14612038/beer-wine-sold-general-seating-college-world-series

     

    I'm betting this comes up again this year for the arena.

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    Okay, lots to get caught up on this morning, but I just want to put this here.

     

    I legitimately like and respect Tom Izzo, the MSU team and the class and integrity with which their program is run.  That is the model by which I hope Nebraska emulates with its own hoops program.  Denzel Valentine is an amazing talent.  I hope the Spartans go on and win all of the rest of their games (unless they're playing us), especially this Saturday against Maryland.

     

    And I would honestly feel this way had we won OR lost last night.  I had so much fun watching that game, I couldn't sleep and stayed up and watched the replay on BTN at 1am.

     

    Double This! thumbsup.gif    (and raise ya one ;))

     

    Wisconsin is another 'classy' program.  I like all their players (and hope we beat them too :))

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    One last note on the game:

    Opposing teams hitting 3's can be major momentum changers, especially when we are on the road and when we have such a young team. But last night, we survived ELEVEN made threes on us. That really shows me a lot about this team and these young guys. They just haven't been rattled in these last 4 games or so. All that will be very valuable against Michigan as they very well could hit a bunch of 3s on us too

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    One last note on the game:

    Opposing teams hitting 3's can be major momentum changers, especially when we are on the road and when we have such a young team. But last night, we survived ELEVEN made threes on us. That really shows me a lot about this team and these young guys. They just haven't been rattled in these last 4 games or so. All that will be very valuable against Michigan as they very well could hit a bunch of 3s on us too

    It also would be really easy on the offensive end to fire away from long range. We seemed to try to love the rim last night.

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    Maybe I don't see enough of what everyone else is doing but I think that Nebraska has some of the most viral social media stuff out there. A lot of top notch work.

     

    It's probably because we pay the closest attention to them, but I agree.  The NU social media stuff is on point.

     

    And so is this:

     

     

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    Maybe I don't see enough of what everyone else is doing but I think that Nebraska has some of the most viral social media stuff out there. A lot of top notch work.

     

    It's probably because we pay the closest attention to them, but I agree.  The NU social media stuff is on point.

     

    And so is this:

     

     

     

     

    That was outstanding, J-Mitch.

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