His hand rested on his knees. But what it looks like is like, "Whoa, man, that's the only thing you're doing, ' so you want to balance during the game, but simple is still the best".
Michigan scored the first seven points of the game and Michigan State responded with a 21-4 run to close the pivotal quarter. Two wins would have almost clinched the Boilermakers' second straight conference title.
Since the Big Ten is bad, most of the conference games mean nothing for the ones that are making the NCAA tournament.
Instead, the Boilers suffered back-to-back losses. Both in gut-wrenching fashion.
Wednesday it was the Big Ten's leading scorer and clubhouse favorite for Big Ten Player of the Year, Keita Bates-Diop, who tipped in a loose rebound in the closing seconds. As a coach, sometimes it always doesn't go in, but he still shot 55 percent in the game. Purdue's Vincent Edwards missed the front end of a one and one with 2.4 seconds left, trailing by three.
Feb 10, 2018; East Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans forward Jaren Jackson Jr.
With the Big Ten Tournament right around the corner, Michigan State will put its eight-game winning streak on the line, looking to avoid an inopportune upset.
The Spartans (24-3, 12-2 Big Ten) have won eight straight, improving their chances of contending for a conference championship and earning a No. 1 seed for the NCAA Tournament. Like when we go to MI, they call two fouls on MI in the first half. Then the game with Michigan State, we go up two with under a minute, the shot (the Spartans) hit (to tie the game), I'd take that shot any day of the week.
Purdue shooting 33 percent from 3-point range over the past five games. Izzo picked and stuck with it.
The Boilermakers have ridden Haas before. The Boilermakers have four players that average double figures in Carsen Edwards (16.9), Vince Edwards (15.1), Isaac Haas (15.0) and Dakota Mathias (12.0). Jordan Murphy is averaging 17.4 points and 11.6 rebounds while Nate Mason is averaging 16.5 points and 4.2 assists.
"Coach said they were going to give me the ball every single time that they could", Haas said.
The Boilermakers fed the ball to Haas with just over a minute left and he gave his team a two-point lead. This time, the senior center's hook shot glanced off the iron, setting the stage for Bridges' heroics. "I know everybody was really emotional about the last game because that rivalry just means so much to us". "It's not an excuse, I think it's just reality. Obviously, if those would have fallen, it would have been a much different game". The redshirt junior scored 29 points on 23 shots against MI, but the defense couldn't keep up, allowing 83 points on 56 percent shooting.
Throughout this season, Purdue has been among the country's most efficient offenses. As the Boilermakers' perimeter shooting dipped in recent weeks, so has its dominance. But then again, so is losing for a team that set a school record for consecutive wins.
Purdue no longer controls its own destiny in the Big Ten title race. A number of teams lost games, but that doesn't mean you can disregard what happened the first two months of the season. But point guard P.J. Thompson kept it in perspective.
"I wish we would have made some 3s in the second half", Painter said. The Minnesota Golden Gophers have lost four straight home games.
Minnesota saw its 7-foot bigman Reggie Lynch get suspended indefinitely back in January with real expulsion possibilities after he was found guilty of sexual misconduct. In reality, you have to play percentage basketball and you have to make quality decisions.