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Of course, but it's not like Michigan went down to the buzzer with Indiana, frankly Michigan shouldn't have even been in that game after the start they had.
My point still stands. No team in the B1G has done well on the road up to now, so if you and the other people on here who say "Michigan can't play on the road", you need to include the rest of the B1G to that statement as well.
C'mon now, how neutral is a game played in Indianapolis?
Indiana beat Michigan tonight, no reason why I'd be more impressed with Michigan than Indiana.
It's a long season and everyone loses games, Kansas lost at home to Oklahoma State, Syracuse lost at Pittsburgh, Oregon lost at Cal and that's just today. The reality is there is no "super team", Michigan isn't it, Syracuse and Kansas aren't either. Indiana probably is the new #1 and they will lose again as well. If anyone thought Michigan was a sort of Alabama of college hoops this year just because it was #1 for a week, well they were wrong, Michigan is very good but not without problems and is really part of a group of 6-10 teams that look very good at the top. Indiana is also in that group and losing to them on the road is probably about as close as you're going to get to an "acceptable road loss". It's so hard even for the very good teams to play on the road with the focus on them and the home team and crowd pumped up.
And another thing is, road games aren't the tourney. Playing any team in a neutral NBA arena isn't like playing in Assembly Hall or another pumped up home venue at all. It's a different psychological equation, the pressure you feel playing on the road at venues like that is a unique thing. If you've ever been in a smaller, packed basketball or hockey arena that's exploding around you, it's 20 times more intense than any football game or a game at a big arena like say the Staples Center.
Here are the stats of the game. Drive to the basket & get to the ft line, that simple.
Points 73 81
FG Made-Attempted 30-70 (.429) 26-50 (.520)
3P Made-Attempted 7-23 (.304) 7-18 (.389)
FT Made-Attempted 6-7 (.857) 22-25 (.880)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 19 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 8
It's a lot more neutral than Michigan playing in Bloomington.
I will stop now and let you continue to overreact to this loss. Have fun.
STFU and GTFO if you think this UM team doesn't play well in road games. We barely lost to 2 top teams on their home floor after fighting back from terrible starts. Both Indiana and OSU couldn't have played better in the first 10 min. Every 3 pt attempt was going down for those teams when we played them...did our EXTREMELY YOUNG team quit? No. Was the moment too big for them? No. We fought back like great teams do and lost on shot that rattled out to OSU and Indiana hit 15 straight free throws at the end of the game to seal it. So chill the hell out...we could go back to the days of getting our ass whipped every other night. I'm fine with this loss and the way our kids played in a hostile environment. We all knew the Big10 would be a war and that everyone would drop a few games. Nobody was going to run thru the conference this year unscathed. Stop actin' a fool and quit blaming inexperienced freshman, or Trey being a ball hog, or GRIII being non-existent....they and the way they play are the reason we're so good.
"Those Who Stay...Will be Champions"
Please, do tell me where Butler University is located. I'll wait here.
But they were.
Are the first five minutes and two minutes in the second half the only parts of this game that counts?
This post was edited by bkp1883 17 months ago
Are the minutes in between the only ones that count?
If you want to take victory in this defeat, be my guest, but the fact is the scoreboard reads 81-73 and Michigan didn't have 81.
I am willing to bet there were more Indiana fans at the Butler game than there were Michigan fans in Bloomington tonight.
What counts is that this team is no less a title contender now than it was before today.
So? Doesn't mean the majority of the people at the Butler-Indiana game weren't Butler fans seeing how the game was played in Indianapolis and that's where Butler University is.
Sure, but they need to prove they can win against top teams away from the Crisler Center. Winning @MSU would change my perception, but until then I don't think this team can beat a top team like Syracuse/Florida/Duke in the final four.
Tough loss. gotta remember we have three freshman that are starting. This games over, time to get over it and get ready for OSU. The OSU game is a MUST win for multiple reasons.
But it's not like you can take the same atmosphere from say Assembly Hall and just move it to another building!
This post was edited by WillyWolverine 17 months ago
But it's not like you can say a 2 point loss in OT is the same as an 8 point loss.
When one is on at least a semi neutral court to Butler and one is at Indiana, I can say the 8 point loss is a better loss.
Especially considering how hyped up this game was. Anybody who thought IU wasn't going to come out on fire was kidding themselves.
Yep Maize and I are just going to have to disagree on this.
It's ironic that the dude from BTN (his name escapes me) said Michigan would have to hot 12 3s to win.
Lo and behold, he was right.
Think that was the old Va Tech coach...can't remember his name
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