For those that were at the game yesterday (PURDUE), was it just me or was that the coolest intro video they've ever done for a game there? The highlights they used covered a ton of my favorite moments as a Spartan Basketball fan, including the Ager dunk on Redick and Summer's slam against UConn, and the whole Team of the Decade angle was pretty cool. Got me hyped up for sure. Too bad the first half didn't continue that, uh...hypeness.
Anyway, anybody know where that might be found posted on the internet? I didn't see it anywhere on coachizzo.com yet.
All that being said, I'm not having panic attacks about the rest of this season like so many others (including all of the ridiculously negative people sitting around me at the game last night, what gives?). I think this stretch of schedule was extremely difficult and was made all the more difficult by the loss of Kalin Lucas right in the middle of it. But it's the Big Ten. Crazy things happen. Yes, we probably should have beaten Illinois and probably would have with Kalin. Yes, we should have beaten Purdue at home, and if all the guys played to their potential, or Green has at least a passable shooting night, or Lucas is healthy, we could have. But we also should have and could have beaten Penn State and Northwestern at home last year. We didn't. Ended the season in Detroit as National Runners-up. Let's have a little perspective here.
The fact that Wisconsin, Illinois, and Purdue all came in to play us off of longer layoffs than we've been afforded in quite some time is no small factor in my opinion. The schedule begins to give us some rest down the stretch. If we can get a win in Happy Valley and at Assembly Hall, no small feats, we are in great position in the Big Ten race. One game at a time. Let's go.
I don't know about you, but I can't wait till Saturday at Noon, and I'm thinking a lot of the guys on that team can't either. Go State.