Originally Posted by traderumor
Go ahead and pick that low hanging fruit. I knew my comments would be taken as "refs screwed Ohio State," but I was giving readers the benefit of the doubt that they would see that "refs can set the tone for a game, they did in a way that favored MSU, it caused Ohio State problems in all facets of the game on the offensive end, including shooting," which was the intended meaning of my comments.
The refs absolutley set the tone for basketball games. I would much rather have them call a loose game, let the players play instead of calling every tic and tac foul.
I didn't get to watch the full game. But I came away with a few observations. You aren't going to beat good teams when you shoot that poorly from the field. Hopefully they got that poor shooting game out of their system.
Tom Izzo is one heck of a coach. He devised a game plan that beat OSU. Kudos to him. OSU travels to MSU in a few weeks so lets see if Thad and OSU have a response.