2020-21 Season

RIVALRY POD PART III: Michigan State 70, Michigan 64

Michigan State won the rivalry rematch on Sunday night thanks to terrific performances from Rocket Watts and Aaron Henry. Brendan and Dylan discuss what changed in the second meeting, what to make of Michigan State, Eli Brooks’ injury and then preview the Big Ten Tournament.

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  1. Tom48160

    I think it’s more about the perception that fans of a six seed would have when their first round opponent in the Dance is revealed to be an 11 seed MSU that seems to be getting its mojo back. If they watched the games, they should want Sparty and not want Winthrop, but the name on the jersey will make those fans want the opposite.

  2. Mattski

    Is there some talk here about a potential rematch in the B1G tourney? Maybe I am wrong, but I see the UM potentially running all over MSU.

  3. hack

    Sure damm hope so

  4. ReegsShannon

    Tbh, I’ll be very concerned about any game versus a decent team while Brooks is out. I don’t necessarily think that Brooks is the only thing holding the team together… but this is basically a 6 man team while Brooks is healthy and Juwan doesn’t have the Beilein instinct to play dudes 38 minutes. If you remove any starter, I’m not sure how good this team is.

  5. ChipJonez

    @ReegsShannon Man I agree with everything you just said…except for the statement that Juwan doesn’t have the Beilein instinct to play dudes 38 minutes. You might be right…but we’ve literally never seen Juwan coach in a do-or-die game, ever.

    It’s not that I’m saying you’re wrong, because odds are we’ll see too much AD and Johns and Zeb (if Eli is out), but we can’t definitively declare anything yet about Juwan’s instincts for elimination games.

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