Game 31: Michigan at Michigan State Open Thread


#497

Yup, Izzo won both games. First with a legit great coaching job, this one by working the refs.


#498

epic (+gratuitous characters)


#499

Winston’s two games against Michigan this year: 25 PPG, 14-30 FG, 7.5 APG


#500

We did defend him better this time, though the home cooking hides that fact.


#501

I agree, but I thought he ate Simpson alive for the decisive stretch of the game in the 2nd half without many whistles.


#502

You mean as far as editorial standing? Sorry; had a few beers with the conjunction “And”. I’m a believer in serial commas. Also, it’s the style I implement at my job.


#503

Haha, sorry. I mean the forum app requires 10 characters. Can’t just say ‘epic’.


#504

Do we really need Simpson taking 28 shots in two games vs State?

Including 2-11 from three.


#505

Enough about Winston though. It’s not clear to me that Iggy wasn’t the best player in this game.

Iggy: 20 points on 7-12 shooting in 22 minutes. Got to the line 4 times.

Wintson: 23 on 7-17 shooting in 31 minutes. Got to the line 9 times.


#506

If he leads the team in shots it’s a recipe for disaster in my opinion. I’d be curious to see if the stats back that up…but that’s just a gut feeling


#507

Agreed. MSU dictated who would shoot for M. Full marks for that.


#508

Iggy played like a grown man today despite some absolutely brutal calls against him. Next year they won’t call those on him.


#509

Well the 7 assists to 0 impacted the game too. Imagine if Winston had 3 future NBA wings to pass to


#510

Heh. Just boosting myself up out loud. As a fan, I haven’t been “let down” this much in a while, and was airing out. Off the soapbox. Taking the train Thursday to Chicago with nothing but hope and gratitude for a good season.


#511

Kenny Goins had 16 rebounds and 3 triples.

Michigan’s team had 18 rebounds total.


#512

Sure. Winston’s friggin great. No doubt about it. But he needed 11 more minutes and five more FTs. There’s a solid argument that Iggy was the best player on the court. He really grew over the course of conference play. MSU wouldn’t have won if he were allowed to compete like Winston was.


#513

7 assists but 5 turnovers - not really great. 7 for 17 from the floor, 1 of 6 from three. 8 of 9 from the line, though. Z with no FTs, though he drove about as often.


#514

I would bet they do. Sagging off X is a viable strategy. His rim game was horrific today. His sub-par shooting negates his elite quickness.


#515

Even with that early build, there were some warning signs. MSU’s threes were falling, a few late switches. A real tough loss all around.


#516

Izzo said they wouldn’t have a banner ready for the game if they won. They had a banner ready. Dang.