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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #975 on: March 23, 2023, 08:37:02 PM »
Yep. Just more salt atm

You think we would’ve beat K State?

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #976 on: March 23, 2023, 08:37:15 PM »
This is where I’m at.  Saying the loss was “50% MSU’s defense and 40% Kolek’s thumb injury” is not accurate, IMO.  We had a ten minute window in the second half where we could’ve taken control of the game, and instead played our worst 10 minutes of the season.  Nothing wrong with just admitting we played like crap. 
I've said 70% Kolek's thumb, 20% MSU defensive effort, 10% nerves.

But as Tower has said, and I agree, we will not convince one another...which is perfectly fine, it's what sport arguments are about.
If you think for one second that I am comparing the USA to China you have bumped your hard.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #977 on: March 23, 2023, 08:38:26 PM »
It’s almost like college basketball players sometimes have bad nights. Wild, I know.

We’re acting like Sparty just went on and lost by 47 to DePaul. They lost an OT game to a really good KSU team. Sure it was a much different game than the MU game, but that’s college hoops. Sometimes you beat UCONN with your two most important players on the bench in foul trouble a bunch of the game and other times you get the doors blown off from start to finish by UCONN with no foul trouble. That’s the nature of amateur athletes and a one and done format Tournament.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #978 on: March 23, 2023, 08:40:57 PM »
I realize I’m beating a dead horse, tough to see two All American point guards play the same team in 4 days and see two drastically different stat lines.

7/18, 20 points, 19 assists, 2 turnovers
2/8, 7 points, 5 assists, 6 turnovers

Bad nights happen, is what it is, frustrating nonetheless.
Kolek had one thumb. Newell is awesome without question, but people that think Kolek suddenly forgot how to play after about the 3 minute mark of the Vermont game...I don't know what to say.
If you think for one second that I am comparing the USA to China you have bumped your hard.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #979 on: March 23, 2023, 08:41:09 PM »
You think we would’ve beat K State?
If we played like we’re capable of? Yeah we could beat them. Would’ve been a toss up game
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MuggsyB

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #980 on: March 23, 2023, 08:42:46 PM »
Is anyone else having trouble with the TBS feed?

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #981 on: March 23, 2023, 08:43:08 PM »
Kolek had one thumb. Newell is awesome without question, but people that think Kolek suddenly forgot how to play after about the 3 minute mark of the Vermont game...I don't know what to say.

Kolek said the thumb was fine

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #982 on: March 23, 2023, 08:43:17 PM »
If we played like we’re capable of? Yeah we could beat them. Would’ve been a toss up game

We would have been 4 point favorites.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #983 on: March 23, 2023, 08:43:59 PM »
I'm sorry.  I mean trouble with the CBS feed.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #984 on: March 23, 2023, 08:45:59 PM »
I'm sorry.  I mean trouble with the CBS feed.

It happened to me Saturday.  Missed the first half of Kansas-Arkansas
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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #985 on: March 23, 2023, 08:46:00 PM »
Kolek had one thumb. Newell is awesome without question, but people that think Kolek suddenly forgot how to play after about the 3 minute mark of the Vermont game...I don't know what to say.

I mean, he did say the thumb was fine. Kolek had a poor tournament, sometimes things happen. If you play your worst games in March, you go home. It’s ok to be frustrated by an outlier performance by him.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #986 on: March 23, 2023, 08:46:15 PM »
Kolek said the thumb was fine
1) Evidence says otherwise
2) Would you expect a guy like Kolek to say anything else?
If you think for one second that I am comparing the USA to China you have bumped your hard.

Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #987 on: March 23, 2023, 08:51:25 PM »
Sean Jones should be watching tape of Nowell every morning, day and night this summer.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #988 on: March 23, 2023, 08:52:38 PM »
I mean, he did say the thumb was fine. Kolek had a poor tournament, sometimes things happen. If you play your worst games in March, you go home. It’s ok to be frustrated by an outlier performance by him.

1) There is video of him from the practice the day before showing him shaking the hand/favoring his thumb
2) After his drive when he further aggravated it against Vermont he had to go the locker room to get it looked at and taped
3) He was completely ineffective thereafter in both the Vermont and MSU games

So I guess draw your own conclusion, but Kolek isn't the kind of guy to make excuses. He could have had the hand amputated and wouldn't have used it as excuse IMO.
If you think for one second that I am comparing the USA to China you have bumped your hard.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #989 on: March 23, 2023, 08:53:37 PM »
The 🦉 🦉 🦉 better wake up.

DegenerateDish

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #990 on: March 23, 2023, 08:59:45 PM »
1) There is video of him from the practice the day before showing him shaking the hand/favoring his thumb
2) After his drive when he further aggravated it against Vermont he had to go the locker room to get it looked at and taped
3) He was completely ineffective thereafter in both the Vermont and MSU games

So I guess draw your own conclusion, but Kolek isn't the kind of guy to make excuses. He could have had the hand amputated and wouldn't have used it as excuse IMO.

Agreed, his thumb definitely bothered him. But nickle/dime fouls and throwing the ball into the front court needlessly, with no numbers, for live ball turnovers, also should be mutually exclusive from his thumb.

We all probably agree it sucks MU didn’t get a chance tonight. Is what it is.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #991 on: March 23, 2023, 09:02:33 PM »
I'm sorry.  I mean trouble with the CBS feed.

Yes. It's been a problem in every game. Fortunately, it is bad only for a moment or two.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #992 on: March 23, 2023, 09:03:37 PM »
Agreed, his thumb definitely bothered him. But nickle/dime fouls and throwing the ball into the front court needlessly, with no numbers, for live ball turnovers, also should be mutually exclusive from his thumb.

We all probably agree it sucks MU didn’t get a chance tonight. Is what it is.
Oh yeah, his fouls were dumb, dumb, dumb. I do think frustration with his inability to play his normal game was a huge contributor to those as well. If he had been able to throttle back and manage the game within his reduced capabilities it would have been a lot better for MU, but he failed in that aspect.
If you think for one second that I am comparing the USA to China you have bumped your hard.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #993 on: March 23, 2023, 09:08:08 PM »
"What we take for-granted, others pray for..." - Brent Williams 3/30/14

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #994 on: March 23, 2023, 09:10:36 PM »
If you think for one second that I am comparing the USA to China you have bumped your hard.

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #995 on: March 23, 2023, 09:13:31 PM »
Kind of wish Shaka hadn’t run off Aidoo
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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #996 on: March 23, 2023, 09:27:51 PM »
1) Evidence says otherwise
2) Would you expect a guy like Kolek to say anything else?
Scoopers know the extent of the impact of his thumb better than Tyler….and if Tyler says it wasn’t a problem….scoopers know it was ….
If Tyler says hes ok? f ‘em

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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #997 on: March 23, 2023, 09:33:47 PM »
Scoopers know the extent of the impact of his thumb better than Tyler….and if Tyler says it wasn’t a problem….scoopers know it was ….
If Tyler says hes ok? f ‘em
The actual evidence says otherwise. But, as noted previously, we aren't going to convince one another.
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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #998 on: March 23, 2023, 09:39:56 PM »
All you have to do is listen to Izzo for 10 seconds in the postgame, and if you can't see why some are happy he lost ... come on.

As for the letterman ...

He shot really well in helping Sparty stay in the game. But over the last 23 minutes, he had as many fouls as points (3). And over the last 12 minutes, he bricked the only three 3-pointers he took and choked on the front end of a 1-and-1. He also was a statue on defense. A fitting ending.

In 23 seasons from 1997-98 through 2019-20, Izzo had a .732 winning percentage overall, .714 in conference, finished in first place 10 times, finished in the top 3 of the conference 17 times, and made 8 Final Fours.

Purely coincidentally, in 3 seasons since 2020-21, Izzo had a .602 winning percentage overall, .525 in conference, finished 8th, 7th and 4th, and never sniffed a Final Four.
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Re: NCAA Tournament
« Reply #999 on: March 23, 2023, 09:44:22 PM »
All you have to do is listen to Izzo for 10 seconds in the postgame, and if you can't see why some are happy he lost ... come on.

As for the letterman ...

He shot really well in helping Sparty stay in the game. But over the last 23 minutes, he had as many fouls as points (3). And over the last 12 minutes, he bricked the only three 3-pointers he took and choked on the front end of a 1-and-1. He also was a statue on defense. A fitting ending.

In 23 seasons from 1997-98 through 2019-20, Izzo had a .732 winning percentage overall, .714 in conference, finished in first place 10 times, finished in the top 3 of the conference 17 times, and made 8 Final Fours.

Purely coincidentally, in 3 seasons since 2020-21, Izzo had a .602 winning percentage overall, .525 in conference, finished 8th, 7th and 4th, and never sniffed a Final Four.

I 100% agree with your analysis.