On the other hand, Trey is having a great day. 27 points and 8-of-11, the game would be way out of reach for Minny if THJ was on.
1-1-12 Michigan vs Minnesota
after a rough day for THJ he buries a CLUTCH shot.
That is how a star does it. Clutch baby.
There you go homie!!!!
I don't want this game to go into overtime.
Hah, if he's going to make only one basket today, I suppose that's the one we want.
[Technically two, but whatevs]
Hardaway with a jumper. Michigan up 59-56 with 35.1 to go
"had the onions to take the big shot." love that Gus Johnson.
THJ had the ONIONS to take that shot..
Gus Johnson is awesome.
Maybe Hardaway can be clutch and force them to give the ball up.
Tremendous D when it mattered most.
Like one of the previous posters said, we can't afford a loss like this. Especially with the B1G being so deep this year.
And Novak ices it.
All is forgiven Timmy.
Also, Trey Burke makes me giggle.
Not a pretty win, but I'll take it.
and all losses are ugly!
That was WAYY too close.
THJ was 2-14, but he did have the clutch shot at the end. We won't be winning many B1G games with him shooting 14%
If Big Ten defenses are gonna do this to our offense we're in trouble
It was less defense than ice-cold shooting.
Hardaway's struggles weren't just cold shooting. He forced up a lot of bad shots.
and we still come out with a win. Can't afford that against a good team, but this team is finding a way to win. Great sign.
Tremendous victory. Smot and Hardaway combined 3-18
Props to Morgan, he played very tough down the stretch. And of course they don't win this game without Burke, kid was just fantastic
torrent at mgovideo? miss it. Go Blue!
A win is a win - Minny is a decent team with a good defense. Thursday's game @ IU should be an interesting barometer for this team - I think Indiana is a bit overrated, but so is UM. Should be interesting to see how both squads match up.
IU is overrated? They beat tSIO and UK. Only loss was at Breslin. And they arent in the top 10 even. How can anyone say thet are "overrated."
Last year Michigan opened the Big Ten season losing by 23 to Purdue in Ann Arbor and started off 1-4 at home in league play. So starting off 2-0 in league play is pretty awesome to me. Michigan didn't win their 2nd league game until the Jan. 27 upset of MSU in East Lansing.
Next year with the new recruits coming in, and another year of experience for our current guys, Michigan is going to be a force in the BIG.
But the students cannot get back soon enough. That was pretty near a full house, and I appreciate them coming out in the cold, but good lord. The echo of the blue rage off empty seats might have been louder. Tough, ugly game won on the boards by Morgan and Smotrycz. No help whatsoever from the officials or the home crowd, but they gutted it out. Good job blue.
Crisler was sold out Thursday night but no students and a 20 member high school band was playing The Victors. We won but the atmosphere was poor. The game staff should have piped music in for louder ambiance. Didn't know how much I missed the Maize Rage until they weren't there. Get back soon.
Smot went to the bench with his third foul with 11:20 left and didn't return untli the last 5 seconds of the game. Kinda strange
I missed it, but my wife said Metrics was arguing with one of the assistant coaches when he came out. Dunno...but we sure need him on his game at Indiana.
Your wife has a sharp eye. We've seen Belien take similar action with players, (Manny and Darius off the top of my head), so it's not unprecedented. Good lesson for Smot; Don't mess with Coach B. As for IU... I just don't see that happening; it would be a monumental victory.
When Stu and Zack were freshmen preparing to take on Duke coach Beilein told them that if they played 10 times, Duke would probably win 7. But they only had to beat the odds once. They only have to beat Indiana once on Thursday. I'm not saying they're going to win, but I wouldn't bet anything I couldn't afford to lose against them.
plus throwing in the typical horrendous officiating they always get there, the game will be over by halftime. Hopefully, they got that out of their system.
TH jr. and Jordan Morgan need to get some confidence. Quickly.
Any word on Horford coming back?
From today's post-game(umhoops.com)
On Horford’s progress: “He hasn’t done anything again. We’ll have an update with medical determination later this week. There hasn’t been another MRI.”
Before the Bradley game Beilein really made it sound like Horford was headed for a redshirt. Last week he said something to the effect of "we'll see how he feels in February". I'd say tea leaves suggest 80% chance of redshirt.
Minnesota is good they only have two losses.
I've always been fond of periods between sentences.
Maybe we need to start a program of our own.
Sometimes I'm pretty glad to be wrong. For some excellent Schadenfreude pick a thread, any thread...http://www.forums.gopherhole.com/boards/forumdisplay.php?3-Tubby-s-Barn-Basketball-Forum