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Glory = Defense

Glory = Defense

Defense might have been fazed out in basketball by rule changes, but it’s still the #1 factor determining outcomes in the NBA and NCAA. Michigan is off to a strong start because they’ve locked down top teams like Villanova & North Carolina, both of whom usually score a lot. And they beat Purdue handily in […]

More Greatness from Billy W.

How blessed are we? Bill Walton is announcing this whole fucking Maui tournament! (Or so it seems!) Here are some gems I took down during his broadcasting of Chaminade-UNLV: At 6-1, minutes into action: “Let’s just call the game and give it to Chaminade right now.” Other announcer: Really? “Throw it down one time big […]

The G of Bill Walton

Here’s a collection of what I was able to catch during the 2nd half of Bill Walton announcing the St. John’s-Vanderbilt game this afternoon: Bill is not a fan of the double-double: “The double-double is the most overrated in the history of stats.“ While talking about some swimming team staying near his hotel: “17 of […]

Michigan Debuts Successfully

Last season, to the unobserved, Michigan appeared to have an extremely poor season. However, it was due to the entire starting five turning pro from the national championship game, not to mention our few upperclassmen (Caris LeVert & Derrick Walton) getting hurt during the season. The AP poll respected our down the stretch effort, our […]

One Shining Spartans

Michigan State came back to dominate the second half and cut down the nets. Tom Izzo outcoached Rick Pitino, holding them to the lowest shooting half by any team in the entire tournament. Pitino looked Calipari-Like on the sideline, clearly flustered once we got back in it. There was no ball movement, just desperation. For […]

ONWARD SPARTAN

ONWARD SPARTAN

Michigan State overcame some early struggles to keep at bay, trailing only 31-27 at halftime. Denzel Valentine found his rhythm in the second half, where he combined with Travis Trice to score 27 points, the same as the Sooners entire team. Sparty played as a more complete unit, staying composed against an athletic, cocky Oklahoma […]

March Madness Underway

Michigan State survived to the second round of 32 today, beating Georgia 70-63. Each time the Doggs fouled Denzel Valentine at the end, he hit his FTs. 6-6. Here are the upsets (and notable scores) thus far: Cincinnati 66, Purdue 65 OT – The Boilermakers let the Bearcats go the length of the court in […]

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