Really nice win against a team that has played very good games this year. Clearly, we were the better team and we did what you’re supposed to do - beat a lesser team badly at home.
Great to see Talor get 2,000.
Nice crowd. Box score said 11,000+. I’d be surprised if it was more than 10,000 in attendance.
Speaking of which, where were the students? As with football, those who showed up were great, but where was everybody else? Was there something else going on today on campus? Or were all the students sweating that advanced nuclear physics test tomorrow? This was their chance to see one of their fellow students (probably the greatest basketball player in the school’s history) set the most games started record, hit 2,000 career points and make some unbelievable plays. Only 22 players in the entire history of the Big Ten have hit 2,000 points - one of them did it today in the BJC and he was wearing blue and white.
Speaking of which, where was the game ball presentation? The 2,000 mark was announced during a time out.
Our BJC staff, the band, the crowd, the students don’t know how to be a home court advantage yet. I couldn’t believe the band - played the PSU fight song as Northwestern took the court and then was playing something meaningless when the Lions took the court.
Billy Oliver looks like he has lost 30 pounds this season.
Tim Frazier is quick - like so quick he had no problem running down Michael Thompson who was doing a full court run to the basket. Tim’s first step is really good - if he can only learn to stop and take the 15 foot jumper . . .
Nice game by Andrew and DJ. DJ made some really nice off the ball cuts to the hoop and the guards found him a few times.
Good defense. NW lives by (a) the backdoor screen cut and (b) the three pointer. Both were conspicuously absent today.
There are two NBA talents on this team - Talor and Jeff. Talor may or may not get drafted, but he’ll at least get some free agent looks. If he doesn’t stick in the NBA, he’ll have a long and lucrative career overseas somewhere. Jeff is an NBA talent - no question. The question is whether he is an NBA player. He’s really starting to put it all together this year. Hopefully, he’ll make all Big Ten. He doesn’t get down as much on himself as he did in years past. He’s maturing - he’s got NBA talent and an NBA body.
The losses to Michigan are killing us - we should have won both those games.
Anyway, can’t make it to the Minny game. If anyone wants two tix in Sec. 120, row A let me know.
Hope to be there for OSU.