Michigan State 76, Illinois 56 POSTGAME

Why don’t we work on a pick and roll with Ayo/Feliz and Kofi/Giorgi? Would probably get more open 12-15 footers for the guards and might get the bigs rolling for dunks. Sparty seemed to kill us all night with it.
I thought the team would lose.

But I thought the team would be competitive.
Absolutely. gutless effort.! Down by 6 at half lose by 20. I'm going to call it as i saw it. These guys choked! What makes a player choke? FEAR! Nobody had the guts to make a shot! I will say Griffin played hard.
This is a tough league. MSU is one of the toughtest place to play. We didnt turn the ball over but we missed a TON of good shots. Ayo played well but all this talk of us having 2 first round picks this year needs to stop. Our team is better than tonight so lets move on and learn and grow. Kofi is a talent but is a young inexperienced player. We will get better the more the season moves forward as AG and Kofi get better. MSU wont lose many if any at home. I hoped we could hit some shots and win we couldnt even make a free throw . AG was not afraid nor was Ayo. We have talent we just need to make shots and find some confidence i am excited that we didnt turn it over. Missing shots happens .
Scottsdale, AZ
We are lost offensively... the weave on the perimeter is not working. We have 4 players that have scored near 30 points a
game or more in the past that are now non-existent... Trent, Kipper, Tevian, and Dre. Someone has to step up or we are headed for a sub- .500 season in the BIG.
I will be sorely disappointed in Underwood (more than I currently am) if Griffin isn't starting against Purdue over Williams. No clue on why we aren't running screens to get our guards a decent look at 3's. I see the picks but the guards aren't pulling up to take the 3. I'm guessing they aren't coached to do so.....
I'm going to say this , too. Cockburn, is not good offensively, yet, unless he is really deep. And having GB at the top of the key on offense with the ball in his hands is a bad move. Too many times your going to get a missed 3 or a bad entry for a turnover.
Been an big Underwood supporter but whatever he is doing isnt working. I still believe he gets one more year with the recruiting class he has coming in next year.
As a kid, my dad and grandpa would tell me about how the UI football program used to be one of the flagship programs in the country or at least the Big 10. I couldn't fathom at the time, how such a fall from grace was even possible. Well, it's happening right before our eyes with the basketball program. Hemingway wrote of bankruptcy that it happens a little at a time then all at once. Well, so does perpetual ineptitude and we're getting close to the "all at once " part of that analogy. Sad times. Hopefully next year serves as some kind of corner turning epiphany for BU and the team.