Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

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Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:21 am

The 2020-21 starts today at 5:00 PM for the MBB basketball Titans. Here’s a preview article from the Detroit Free Press:

“Michigan State basketball vs. Detroit Mercy: Scouting report, prediction”

https://www.freep.com/story/sports/coll ... 819276001/
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:23 am

Nice story from DetroitTitans.com recounting the three-game winning streak the Titans had versus Tom Izzo’s MSU teams way back when. There is a video inserted in there showing the end of the triple overtime victory at Cobo, definitely worth watching. I was at that classic battle, but had no specific recollection of the buzzer beating basket that settled the match:

https://detroittitans.com/news/2020/12/ ... psets.aspx
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:26 am

DetroitTitans.com preview of today’s game:

https://detroittitans.com/news/2020/12/ ... state.aspx
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:32 am

Tony Paul also has a nice story in the Detroit News about that three-game win streak Watson had over Izzo. It recaps the games, but also discusses why MSU and U-M are reluctant to schedule instate mid-majors like Detroit Mercy and Oakland. It’s behind the paywall but worth checking out if you have access. Headline is: “'Get the check and get the win': Detroit finally has another crack at MSU after '90s dominance.”
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby 1975SHjoe » Fri Dec 04, 2020 1:00 pm

Hope we can keep it close. The Vegas line is MSU by 26.5
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby titandave » Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:35 pm

1975SHjoe wrote:Hope we can keep it close. The Vegas line is MSU by 26.5

To underscore the obvious; this is a tough opening game for UDM. In addition to have talent, experience, and depth; the Spartans have played three games. For the game to be competitive, I believe we need to have a truly outstanding performance on defense and limit the turnovers when we have the basketball.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby Rogobob77 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:57 pm

The Spartans are hanging in there with the Titans, tied 35-35 at the half.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby MooseGuy1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 6:59 pm

So far so good. Please Santa, please--PLEASE--let us beat that insufferable Tom Izzo again. Coach Davis has us playing some good ball. I need this win so bad.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby MooseGuy1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:10 pm

titandave wrote:
1975SHjoe wrote:Hope we can keep it close. The Vegas line is MSU by 26.5

To underscore the obvious; this is a tough opening game for UDM. In addition to have talent, experience, and depth; the Spartans have played three games. For the game to be competitive, I believe we need to have a truly outstanding performance on defense and limit the turnovers when we have the basketball.


Very true, Dave. Everything appears to point to a bad time for the Titans to open: The Spartans; Covid delaying the season for us; first game with a new lineup. They look so far. The trick is to keep it going in the 2nd half. Play good D, low turnovers, and getting the 3 point game going. 1 for 11 is not a good stat but we're still in the game. If Antoine can get it going, it would be a huge boost to our chances.

On another note, Fraser had 6 boards and looked good.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby titanmac » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:22 pm

hey moose! go titans!
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby MooseGuy1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:26 pm

titanmac wrote:hey moose! go titans!


Hey, Mac! Go Titans! Pretty great game so far.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby MooseGuy1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:38 pm

Well, I guess we know who the officials are working for.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby titanmac » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:46 pm

the best! i'm impressed. twelve more shots than the sparkless!
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby titanmac » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:51 pm

we are killing them in most stats and staying with them
on the boards. i'm impressed! even tho i have no idea who these guys are?
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby Hoopster_Now_In_DC » Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:52 pm

Calls are going strictly in MSU’s favor.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby MooseGuy1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:04 pm

Hoopster_Now_In_DC wrote:Calls are going strictly in MSU’s favor.


Total BS going on with the officiating. The Titans played well but we were screwed by the officials. This was a winnable game.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby ptctitan » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:05 pm

Remember that we played this game without Brandon and Waterman.
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby titanmac » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:07 pm

free throws are the only stat they excelled at....shocking, i know
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby titanmac » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:08 pm

i am impressed. didn't see the actusl game but the virtual game gives us reason to believe..
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Re: Game 1: Titans vs. Michigan St.

Postby MooseGuy1 » Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:09 pm

I hope a bunch of Spartys lost a lot of money betting that line. Yes, I'm a sourpuss. I don't care. We look to have a good team this year, though. I appreciate Coach Davis' self-control. I would have been out of my mind...more so than usual.
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