"Maybe I'm just a dumb defensive coach"
Emotional letdown after a huge win, but Rutgers (like the rest of the B1G) might be actually good. They're top 50 in NET I think. Shots weren't falling and there was clear frustration from Lamar because like two or three of his fouls were at least mostly bullshit and that bled into his offensive game. Saturday is must win if they want confidence heading on the road in Minnesota. If they can win the next two games, the BJC will be packed for ohio state.
Its all about the Climb baby!
fighters, I said fighters
The unfriendly whistle is becoming to be a real problem. They don't get the home court advantage other teams get, even with their success and their star senior players. Anyone who has watched the games would agree it is not conspiratorial to say so.
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The Free Throw discrepancy with Maryland is the worst and most blatant. I think it was Ben Jones that did either a story or tweet last year on the absolute canyon between calls against PSU at home and at Maryland and the numbers are staggering.
I will forever hold that Lamar is far and away the most disrespected player in the paint. He is continually hacked and battered and flat out does not get the same calls as other star players in this league, and then he gets the most bogus offensive calls against him
And I really hate to complain about the refs, I really do. It feels like such a cop out. But you're right, it is almost certainly not conspiratorial at this point.
And speaking of absolutely dumb refs. This is about the Cotton Bowl, but I just thought about it so I'm saying it here. Those refs spotted the ball wrong more than a few times in favor of Memphis. The threading of the needle by White inside the 10 was down at the 6 but got marked at the 4. Then Micah knocked Gainwell out at like the two and a half yard line and it was marked at the one, then the next play he was absolutely short of the goal line but it didn't even get reviewed. There was also a called first down I think in the second half on a slant that the receiver rolled forward like two to three yards and was not marked short.
Again, not to complain about refs, I just thought it should be mentioned.
ANYWAY. I'm so freakin happy PSU won their bowl, it feels fantastic after a win.
Even if they are good, they are still rutger. Nothing will change how bad it feels to lose to them.
Now you sound like Testudo Times, and while I agree losing to them is absolutely heartbreaking, I have to admit that they are kinda alright at the basketsball.
So now we lost to rutger AND I sound like a TT commenter. Does it get worse?
Should I order you a signed pair of Harbaugh Khakis??