Friday, January 28, 2011

More a mountain than bump in the road facing Spartans

It's only the midway point of the Big Ten season, and there is still the postseason conference tournament for redemption. Yet, losing to Michigan at home Thursday was a really bad sign for Michigan State. The Wolverines were 1-6 in the conference. Their rebounding was horrible going into that game. Yet, Michigan matched the Spartans on the boards. Amazing considering how that's traditionally been MSU's great strength. Normally, I tell you when the Spartans go through this type of slump, Tom Izzo has everybody right where he wants them - doubting his program.
But not this time. This slide doesn't appear to be a bump in the road. More like mountain.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with your assessment but the question is, " Why are they so bad?" There has to be a reason. These are the same core players that went to the last 2 Final Fours, the same coach. Are they tuning him out? Is there a rash of injuries? Is it just one of those years where there is just really bad chemistry? Any thoughts on the "why"


5:43 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's called Karma for Izzo's shenanigans with the Cavs to get his $500,000 raise.

Oh and it could be that they now have lost two starting guards due to suspension.

You have to give credit to Izzo for sticking to his rules unlike the NCAA football programs like Ohio State.

2:48 PM 

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