Michigan State 81, Illinois 72 Postgame

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Forgottonia
Defense was porous. Coaching suspect. Played timid and no urgency. Poor movement and spacing on offense. Poor shooting. Poor reffing. That should about cover it.
 
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Ayo, so so tonight. Seemed not into it. Kofi frustrated,. Trent brought it. Fuoled out a big part of their team, but could not take advantange. Still missing soooo many free throws. They wanted it, we just were not there. Hope losing now brings victory the rest of the way (or at least when it counts). How many times has MSU lost a bunch and got to the final four and also won it all. Why not us?
I don't know why you would think this. He was into it just wasn't his night. That means someone else needs to step up when he isn't on. I so wish that was Miller.
 
#32      
He wasn't even the worst on the crew tonight. He was his typical whistle-blower, but the guy that had the ball bounce off him out of bounds was atrocious
Definitely agree, but love a good conspiracy. Can somebody dive into Larry S’s past and see what he has against the beloved?
 
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Ayo, so so tonight. Seemed not into it. Kofi frustrated,. Trent brought it. Fouled out a big part of their team, but could not take advantange. Still missing soooo many free throws. They wanted it, we just were not there. Hope losing now brings victory the rest of the way (or at least when it counts). How many times has MSU lost a bunch and got to the final four and also won it all. Why not us?
Ayo was getting hacked all game. This is not on him.

We played poorly in the first half and I thought we played better in the second half but refs really killed our momentum in spots.

Don't deserve to win but I'm happy we came out of this game with no injuries.
 
#35      
We didn’t earn it tonight. Refs weren’t great at times, but gave us plenty of opportunity to score free points.
 
#37      
So disappointed by the effort! I love this team! I pray this is a loss we can get really really mad about and learn from! And go win the entire NCAA tournament championship!
 
#39      
Couldn’t get stops when we needed them. Henry had his way with us. Poor ft shooting and oh yes the officiating. If I was Underwood I would go off on big ten officiating. KKofi is getting fouled every time he touches it
 
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Definitely agree, but love a good conspiracy. Can somebody dive into Larry S’s past and see what he has against the beloved?
He does love to hug, and laugh alot with opposing players. Perhaps we haven't shown that ability or willingness to let him put an arm around our players.
 
#47      
Kofi needs to learn out to find the open man if he gets triple teamed. I know he shoots a high percentage, but not when there are 3 defenders.

Also the kicked out 3 is a very high percentage shot. So much rhythm to be had when it comes straight back out from the post.
Hard to pass when they're, on your back, hacking your head, reach fouling...I thought Shaq had it bad. He went through 14 called fouls tonight, how many not called No? No defense for some reason also.
 
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Out toughed a bit (again). Bad free throws (again). There certainly is a coaching opportunity moving forward getting Kofi to kick the ball out a couple times.
We were not out toughed..just didn't get any calls...there could have been a foul called on msu on every possession we had. That crew sucks..how is a flagrant 2 not originally called? With that said we make free throws and we still win..
 
#50      
Really demoralizing for a team I was hoping had turned the corner the last week or so. There is just a lack of a championship mindset/immaturity that most likely doesn't allow them to achieve their stated goals of winning the B10 and NCAA. How many times this year have the game thread and post game comments been "can't just expect to show up and win," "gotta play hard for 40 minutes,"silly turnovers and missed free throws..." etc, etc. The team unfortunately just falls back into bad habits and poor decisions too much 23 games into the season. Really going to suck if we are not able to take advantage of having both Ayo and Kofi on the team because next year aint gonna be nearly as fun without them.
 
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