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Wave&Dawgs
11-11-2016, 10:05 PM
Since this board is a graveyard now one thread for the whole season for MSU will probably suffice.

We just opened with a 78-74 win over Norfolk State. Not the prettiest game ever, but these are the types of early-season games we've lost in recent years, so to win this type of game while the team is gelling is awesome.

My thoughts on this team:

Tyson Carter can flat out shoot. He looks to be the best 3 point shooter we've had in a long time.

Q is picking up right where he left off last season. Looks to be another good season for him.

Kegler also hit a few threes and made some nice plays.

Aric Holman had a really nice game too. Had his first career double-double and had 4 nice blocks. Almost reminded me of a mini-Swat! :D

No one else overly stood out, lots of young players with room to improve, but you can see the potential.

Howland has a team full of his guys now and no distractions like Newman wound up being last year. I am excited to see more of this team.

joehogjoe
11-12-2016, 12:12 PM
They have some reasons to be excited.

Wave&Dawgs
11-21-2016, 09:57 PM
It's being reported that Quindary Weatherspoon could be out for the season with torn ligaments in his wrist. What an absolutely soul-crushing blow that would be. He is far and away our best player. Just when it looked like this team was starting to show its potential. :(

joehogjoe
11-21-2016, 11:17 PM
That sucks. He is such an exciting game changer.

Wave&Dawgs
11-21-2016, 11:57 PM
Looks like the local papers are confirming it too. This is just devastating. The last thing this team could afford to lose was a first team all SEC guy. Hopefully he can get a medical redshirt at least. Man this is a bummer. When does baseball season start?

NCMISSSTFAN
12-01-2016, 03:17 PM
Wave&Dawgs I'm not a rumors guy but I'll throw it out there anyway, there ramblings on campus are that Q may play tonight against Oregon State, not sure how. I know the injury was his off shooting wrist so maybe it wasn't as severe as once thought. We really need him, we will also be getting Xavian Stapelton back soon too so if true we may have something brewing soon. It could be just a rumor about Q, but it came from a pretty reliable guy so I decided to throw it out there.

Wave&Dawgs
12-02-2016, 02:17 AM
So Q did play and led us to a blowout win over Oregon St. That came out of nowhere but I'm pumped about it. I guess he visited some specialists and they cleared him to play. We needed that bad. I was totally bummed about this season, but I'm all in again!

NCMISSSTFAN
12-02-2016, 07:11 AM
He makes us a totally different team, I watched this game and everyone plays with much more confidence with Q around. Stapelton will be back this month too, he has some skill, athleticsm and played a lot as a true Freshman under now Head coach of Florida on a really good La Tech team that won 27 games in 2014-2015.

CentralMSDawg
01-14-2017, 10:27 PM
I had to dig to revive this thread. Our young team is gelling and we had another freshman step up today. The UK game Tuesday will be interesting to see how close we can stay. I still don't think an NCAAT appearance is on the table this year, but one never knows. We at least look to have turned a corner.

Wave&Dawgs
01-18-2017, 04:54 PM
I could not be happier with where Howland has this team right now. We are at a point where we can at least compete with any team in the SEC now. For the first time since Stans was here, MSU actually looked like they belonged on the same court as Kentucky. Peters is starting to look like a special player, Q is still awesome, and guys like Herard, Stapleton, and Kegler are showing a lot of promise.

I don't see an NCAA bid either this year just because our non-conference was such trash, but I could definitely see us in the NIT this year and strongly in contention for NCAA next year.

kentubbybasketball
01-21-2017, 08:29 PM
When the game turns into a foul fest certainly MSU and anybody can stick with UK. That was a free throw shooting contest.

Wave&Dawgs
01-26-2017, 11:54 PM
When the game turns into a foul fest certainly MSU and anybody can stick with UK. That was a free throw shooting contest.

It was a brutally officiated game for sure. But as good as MSU has been shooting the ball as of late, I think they could still hang with Kentucky in a cleanly officiated game. They are still superior talent-wise, but Howland has greatly closed the gap from what it was under Ray.

One of the ESPN announcers for our game against Mizzou this week was saying that once SECT time rolls around, there might not be a scarier team to face than MSU. If Peters and Weatherspoon are shooting lights out from 3, we can hang with anyone.

Wave&Dawgs
03-09-2017, 06:00 PM
So we finish the season 16-16. A step in the right direction at least. This team was kinda frustratingly bipolar this year though. We had games where we'd be down 20 in the first half then come back to win, we played toe-to-toe with the two best teams in the league in Kentucky and Florida (both of those games were in doubt in the last 2 minutes) and we got our doors blown off by average teams like Bama and Ole Miss. When this team was hitting shots this year they could beat anybody, but when they weren't falling they could lose to anybody.

Next season should be a huge step forward though. Bringing back everyone but Ready, and have a couple of big new pieces coming in. Howland typically works his magic in year 3, so I am expecting big things next season.