I was at the Blue Jackets hockey game and trying to keep up with this game on my phone. Looked close all the way, glad to see the Bucks get a big road "W". Should really help with confidence the rest of the way. Looks like Kaleb and Kyle carried the load, and Duane was clutch.
Welp, not a good look on Sunday, but most of us figured @Wisconsin is a loss in most seasons. The sloppy turnovers returned and did not defend the perimeter well. That will cost you against the Badgers every time.
However, sitting at 15-8, the Bucks are 20-11, if these games go as follows:
Wins: rutgers, purdue, @ nebraska, michigan, illinois
Losses: @ iowa, maryland, @ sparty
Nothing unreasonable there, although Rutgers and Illini are playing better this year. Even if one of those games slip, at 19-12, the Buckeyes are solidly in the NCAA tournament with wins over Villanova, Kentucky, Cincinnati, and a close loss to WVU.
Who has gotten better? Players seem to finish the year less skilled than when they started.
Am I mistaken or do several of our players just catch and pass more to a spot than to another player? Passes are intercepted or so close to being intercepted a lot.
Why did Potter leave? Man, I can see other guys doing the same. Now this is paranoia, but I swear the Wisconsin coach paused momentarily when shaking hands with E.J. and said just a bit more to him. We'll see. Players leave programs where it isn't fun to play. And right now it doesn't look like much fun. Holtman is quick with the "thumb; players who make mistakes immediately look to the bench when they screw up anticipating removal.
I don't know if the guys that are young and on bench will help or if the recruits next year and the year after will make a difference. I know they have a good side but I will be glad when both Wessons are gone.
I don't like to bitch - I watch every game but this team just plays the same so often! So very frustrating for a 60 - year fan!!!
It's the most difficult 5 out of 6 streak I have ever seen - but that might just be the nature of the game today.
17-8 with 6 to play and at last one Big Ten tourney game. Away Games - Iowa, Nebraska and Sparty. Home games - Maryland, Michigan and Illinois. 3 and 3 gets them to 20. That has always been my barometer for a season - even though more games are played today.