chance of bowl: 13.6%
Does this game cement POY for Burke? No question in my mind. Great players make plays at great moments. E.g. Woodson against Ohio in '97.
FEAST ON THE TEARS OF THE SPARTANSSSSSSS!!!
M defense too soft to stop a team we controlled
No surprises here.
Michigan won't go away
Kansas, please stop them.
just roll over and die already
And Michigan wins... wow
It doesn't matter if we win this. Nobody is getting past FGCU.
How did Izzo miss on all these FGCU guys?
We got this
Not if Curry spends the whole half burying 3s.
Seems we always have trouble with guards who shoot well.
we're going to start hitting some 3s.
Need to pull a Michigan.
GOD FUCK DUKE
Nope. Guys, it's not happening.
Plenty of time left
Let’s not get pessmistic yet
Please State, I'm not ready for this to end
This is painful
Really wish Izzo would recruit more pure scorers.
Not even close to another NC… I miss Kalin Lucas every year that goes by we should retire his number.
And various gems on RCMB:
Damn You MSU
For the first time one of your losses left my 8 year old little girl in tears after the game. Not sure whether to be proud of her, sad for her, pissed at MSU, pissed at the refs, want to light some Duke gear on fire, kick a Dukie in the nuts or all of the above.
Otherwise we'll never hear the Walverines shut up!
Fucking scUM wins and we lose? FUCK FUCK WHYYYYYY??? I FUCKIN HATE SCUMMM!!!!
We're easily the best team in the B1G and scUM gets to teh Elite 8? Fucking bullshit.
FUCK YOUUUUU MICHIGAN!!!!
Wat does this mean for Harris?
Fuck how do we not win a Natty this year?
If scUM wins a natty I swar Im gonna fuckin kill someone
God damn I hate Michigan so much
Izzos got this. We are still better than scUM
scUM's in the Elite Eight and we're not. WTF.
Too old to riot
Any you youngins burning anything tonight? EL cops calling a tight game and squashing the flow?
I think this one sticks with Izz for a while
Never been more ashamed to be a Spartan. He's Duke's bitch.
Did scUM lose at least?
When a guy named Johnson punches our guy in the johnson, and virtually gets away with it, it becomes the Karma that Killed Kansas.
In the last 2:22 of regulation, Johnson committed 2 turnovers which led to 4 Michigan points, plus missed the front end of a 1 and 1 which led to Burke's tying 3-pointer.
In the OT, Johnson was 1 of 3 with an additional turnover. At the end he drives for the tying basket, then (probably thinking about his missed free throw) passes up a sure chance at a lay-up or a two shot foul.
Its Karma baby, Karma! Think not? Just check out this Kansas Sports piece: http://www2.kusports.com/news/2013/mar/30/opinion-kus-stunning-loss-comes-down-karma/
The contrast could not be more startling.
Last night, Indiana looked like it had never even heard of a 2-3 zone before, and Syracuse simply demolished them. Just like that, the B1G's best team was gone.
Tonight, a team that was capable of abusing all of Michigan's weaknesses played solid basketball and got production from all of its key players. Withey was a force underneath the basket, and every time McGary was matched up against him one-on-one Withey got the better of him.
Yet somehow McGary produced 25 points, Burke had 10 assists, and Michigan won a basketball game they had no business even keeping close, against a team that was as bad of a matchup as Michigan could imagine.
And Beilein must receive the credit. Unlike Tom Crean, he did not shrink from the moment; he put Michigan in a position to succeed. In a game where Michigan had to score effectively and efficiently against a strong defense, Beilein devised a strategy that put them in the right place. McGary scored 25 points--but never when he was posting up Withey. Beilein moved Withey all over the court on screens and switches, and used movement to get McGary in position to score.
Somehow, Michigan's offense found all the right spots to keep scoring, even when Burke started cold. Somehow, Michigan was in all the right places to score. Somehow, Beilein was able to keep Michigan humming.
Beilein was masterful.