Originally Posted by lewdog
Plenty of teams in the Big10 are boring, mostly Wisconsin. But please don't put MSU in that category and I won't continue.
Pelini is like Wisconsin bball, can we agree on that?
MSU and Michigan are the exceptions. Most B1G basketball is unwatchable.
Originally Posted by KC_Connection
Not sure what there is to be angry about. The outcome of this game is almost completely meaningless to what KU will do this year. For myself, I was happy that they actually played well unlike the terrible game against SEMO (and the exhibitions).
That's where I'm at. It sucks we lost, but we played better than I expected. The SEMO game was horrid. I thought we would lose this one by quite a bit. Particularly when they were moving the ball around and getting easy ones. Fortunately, they were dumb and started trying to go one on one and turned the ball over a ****load. They tried to get physical with us and we handled it better than I expected. Maybe that's a product of TRob killing people in practice. Either way, pretty good performance for a Self team in November. If they can not let down too much, and Self can turn it on in January, watch the **** out.
I was glad EJ got off the bus. All the talk about him being hurt scared me. But someone needs to step up outside. Tharpe didn't do horrible out there, but I'm not seeing enough defensively, and I'm still scarred by all the pants pissing he did last year. TT is definitely missed. TT contributed way beyond his stats.
I like the way Releford is playing. He's turning the ball over some, but hopefully we can put a lid on that, but it looked like last year he lost his confidence. I'm glad he's got it back. He can really do some good.
Withey needs to get his head out of his ass. He let a lot of shit go and expected to block the shot. Inexusable.
TRAYLOR! Dude is a ****ing BAMF. Really impressed.
I was hoping McLemore would do a little more. He was struggling against the physical play of MSU it appeared to me.
Ellis played really well early and then got out of it. I don't know if they made adjustments or if he faded, but he can be really good.
Overall, this team is way more talented than last year's team. But TT and TRob were really special and the team has to be a LOT better in the other positions to replace that. I keep saying it, but I think it is important.