Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thoughts pregame, Michigan State, Ohio State

If Michigan State wins today, I'll concede the point the Spartans have the best college basketball program in the state. Then again, that was my point - do it on the floor. Michigan had pulled even. And that could change back if MSU is knocked out before Michigan in the NCAA tournament. I expect MSU to advance further than Michigan.
If MSU loses today, the Spartans will merely have been knocked out by the same team as UM in the Big Ten Tournament a game later. That makes it huge for the in-state rivalry.

- Michigan fans are rooting for Ohio State more than MSU today. Those who say they aren't are not telling the truth.

- This is obviously a pick 'em game, but if State wins it, they have earned a No.1 in the NCAA tournament. The Spartans are just a stronger team than Missouri. Kansas getting knocked out in the Big 12 Tournament should count for something, and it isn't a No. 1 seed. Florida State winning the ACC Tournament should help MSU's cause. Ohio State hasn't done that much non-conference on the road or at neutral sites. Even if they win today, Buckeyes should be a two-seed.

- State has to take the ball inside and drive. Try to create fouls. OSU will be in trouble if it has to reply on its bench at all.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess the Spartans did do it on the floor. The game was very tough and was definitely between the 2 best teams in the Big Ten. Michigan got schooled by Ohio State. They made it very clear that they still have a way to go. It's March! You should be playing your best ball. If not, you go home. Guess what Toto, you're not in Chrysler Arena anymore.

9:50 PM 
Blogger spartyrules said...

I think you ought to man up and retract your story about UM catching MSU. The results are in and it is not even close. Your story was an embarrassment and you completely jumped the gun. Next time think before you speak. The number one seed speaks for itself.

12:16 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michigan had pulled even?!?!? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

9:18 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat, do you realize how stupid you sound? Today, the Spartans are the best program in the state. Next week, it could be the Wolverines. I can't believe someone is willing to pay you for this.

10:23 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now the "gap analysis" btwn UM and MSU is revisited after every game? C'mon Book

11:43 AM 

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