If you chose to watch the Michigan-Penn State basketball game last night instead of that football game in Pasadena, then chances are you’re a student or avid fan of one of the two aforementioned teams. Penn State jumped out to an early 31-16 halftime lead before falling apart in the second half and losing, 64-55. Keep in mind that Michigan shot 0-12 from beyond the arc in the first half, and they had not won a true road game up until last night.
I am a Michigan student (and I hate Texas), and this an abbreviated/censored version of what went through my mind as I watched.
(0-0, Michigan begins by missing two open 3-pointers)
“Here we go again… it’s going to be another looonnnngggg game”
(12-25, PSU on an 8-0 run)
“This team is complete trash. Nobody cares and nobody knows how to shoot. Beilein needs to start recruiting actual basketball players”
“I’m not going to watch the second half. I hope ‘Bama takes out Colt McCoy and the Tide beat down on whoever that backup QB is for Texas”
(26-42, PSU starting to run away with it)
“This team will not win a road game this season. I could go out there and manage to hit at least ONE long ball”
(46-47, Laval Lucas-Perry hits back-to-back 3-pointers)
“Unreal. I guess that’s what happens when you occasionally hit a 3-ball”
(49-47, Manny Harris gets a 3-point play, Colt McCoy gets hurt – done for the night)
“My night just went from awful to awesome in a matter of 10 seconds.”
(60-55, looking like Michigan is going to pull it out)
“I’m an idiot for ever doubting this team. 0-12 from beyond the arc in the first half and 7-11 in the second. Regression towards the mean is a beautiful thing”
(64-55, game over)
“How do I put this game into words?”
Of course, there were some other thoughts that went through my mind as these events transpired, but what I included were the main thoughts. I’m not sure what else to say now. I guess I’m still recovering from that awesome game… ehem, second half.