Lets hope a new thread helps this team, the other one was taking too long
2nd Half Thread MBB
a comeback, we need to keep it going, nice to see Nik hit a 3
man we suck
I wonder if its fatigue or simply youth or softness that accounts for this team looking like the first 18 games
need to box out better on defense. Also anyone who wants to start helping burke would be welcome
I'm just glad we have the most passionate fan base in the country and I think the previous thread really showed that.
GR3 needs to work on his jumpshot.
Next practice I want Herb Brooks's ghost to show up with a whistle...AGAIN! gassers all day and night...run the soft pussiness out of this team please!
Just checking if anybody here agrees with me: is it time for Robinson to maybe lose some playing time. From a pure talent standpoint, he's the second most talented player on the team, but he clearly has lost a step as the season has gone on. I think it's time to cut back on his minutes a bit.
I definitely agree with this.
love the intensity right now but why didn't they start the game like that?
We're a young team, bad on the road. I'm not exactly sure how much blame should be placed on the coaches, on youth, strength of conference, etc.
This team could desperately use a leader. So much talent, but no one to pull them along when they're playing poorly
55-52. Lets go. 7:42 left.
Whoever said that Purdue was a bad FT shooting team, YOU LIE
how come our opponents don't get called for over the back?
Christ we need some stops.
not a foul anymore?
Rarely called I've noticed.
Purdue getting lucky with the FTs. Shooting way above their %
Beilein almost got angry there
Pick 6! Pick 6!
DJ Byrd is a tool.
"All ball, all ball". Bullshit.
the game is right there for the taking. Purdue is losing the mometum, now we just need to take it. Hitting a 3 would be awesome right about now
Purdue shooting FTs like they want to win.
Our defense seems to consist of lots of running around when the ball is passed. All of our players chase it to whoever has it at the time, leaving everyone else wide open. It's ridiculous. Switch to a zone or something.
Did we switch to zone on their last possession? I only saw a bit of it but we were more spread out (less everyone after the 1 guy with the ball, if you will). If so, I also support, confuse them a bit.
Burke hung in the air about an hour on that shot, lol.
Burke once again doing everything he can to win
playing like the all-american he is right now
Weakest hands in the country.
FINAL FOUR here we come!! Only down 1 to Purdue!
If we complete this comeback, Burke should be POTY.
We're an 11-12 loss team without Burke. Boo.
So is just about every team without their best player.
I'm not contesting that.
we are an 11-12 win team w/o Burke
I thought when your teammate set a pick for you, you were supposed to essentially rub shoulders with him to run the defender either into the pick or into chase mode. Why do Michigan's ball handlers always seem to leave enough room for the defender to squeeze through? What's the point of the pick? Why does no one just go up strong and try to draw the foul instead of shooting a 2 foot fadeaway reverse? Why does my mood improve when my TV is muted? And if my mood is improving, why is the cat still hiding under the bed?
on that last FT attemp was that Morgan and SPIKE fighting for the rebound...JEEEEEBUS save us!
In the Finals a few years ago against the Mavs....
Supremely talented, but just lost.
Anybody else think the 32 fouls called so far is a little excessive? 26 combined points from the line, and counting.
And then... damn.
We started playing better when I muted my tv and stopped paying close attention to the game. I guess I'll spend the rest of the game watching in this manner. I'm currently doing dishes and cleaning our kitchen counters.
Hitting a 3 would be awesome right about now
It blows my mind that the #7 team in the country wouldn't get a first-round buy in the conference tourney over a couple of teams that they have split with and that have the same number of wins. This conference is just silly sometimes.
Only win gets you a first round game.....
Stop taking stupid shots. Then again Burke is kind of ridiculously good so w/e
Burke is playing like he wants to win. Nice to see
Stauskas is a shadow on defense
He ran right past Stauskas like he wasn't even there.
I wish he was close enough to his guy to be a shadow...
would love to see us finish strong
By playing spike instead of hardaway right now?
THJ 4 fouls
Saving Timmy for the last few min. I would imagine. THJ picked up his 4th foul a few minutes ago.
Watching game without sound at bar. Thanks
No I think it's because he genuinely thinks he'll perform better...sadly.
the only reason we're in this game.
He's scored most of the points to get us back in it and he's had a few steals too
Playing with some intensity now. I like it!
All that matters now at this point is to come out with a W. It hasn't been pretty to this point but they're right there when it counts!
Johnson can make everything tonight. Everything.
Freakin Tyrone Johnson. That guy actually is having the game of his life against us. Can't freakin miss
Looks like phantom of the opera with that whole face going on
He needs to watch some Gary Payton or Bruce Bowen film.
Here we go!!
Nik coming to life!
HUGE STAUSKAS THREE! That and the free throws he just hit make me like him offensively again.
There's our beady eyed Canadian!
Beilein's like "YAY!" "Shit, get back on D!"
This will be a run in Michigan lore if we win.
Stauskas almost got caught celebrating instead of playing D. Funny, but would've made me furious if Purdue had gotten a fast break bucket
So much for the people saying Stauskas should be on the bench.
Nik's shit talking was cute earlier in the year but when he sucks 90% of the game he should probably simmer on that shit.
Get back in defense #11!
heating up just in time, we really need his hot shooting to be....well, hot
I am seriously hating Johnson so much.
Tyrone Johnson cannot miss tonight
I can't wait for the gif of Stauskas celebrating and Beilein yelling at him to go play D.
Byrd's first FG would be a HUGE 3 for Purdue. Fuck me.
Maybe, what do you look like? A/S/L?
Better not Catfish me.
Stauskas was practically sitting on the bench when he took that one. Good to see him making 3s again.
Middle of nowhere 3. Unbelievable.
Why do I feel like this happens to us more often than is the norm?
I'm not a basketball guru, but that seems like a problem
why are we playing at the same end as we did in the first half?
or super duper obvious he would make that?
Why can't we just have an easy win?
I gotta say it seems like a bad idea for Purdue to put Marchuk back in. He could seriously reinjure himself. Doesn't look like they're going to but it looked like they would for a while there
Oh. Hello guys. Didn't know we had a second half thread.
and leave someone else open. I'd rather take my chances with a wide open shooter than any shot by Johnson
Fuck Penn State.
Of course Purdue has the possession arrow. Bleh.
How did we let that happen?
umm that sucked
People are understandably a bit upset about our play earlier in the game, but this was never going to be a blowout. Purdue aren't a pushover.
Damn the and 1 would have been great there.
And there were about three fouls before the one on Trey.
I don't understand how the initial drive is not a foul, but then they finally call it on the third one.
Burke hitting FTs when it counts.
That's all I've got.
Can we just double Johnson please?
Even his crap FTs go in.
give me a break
Unbelievably lucky from the line
So, Burke ISO or too soon?
I think we need points here.
here would be so huge, yes please basketball gods
Please score on this possession
Terone Johnson was the #51 rated player in his class. Didn't know he was so highly regarded.
If they call a charge on Burke as he drives ill burn this mother down.
the play we're going run. I'll bet myself a shot.
edit:turns out I was wrong.
Burke needs to try to pick up a cheap foul and get to the line.
Wow that happened just as I hit save.
and you shall receive
BURKE IS FOULED.
That was a cluster-frick of a play that somehow worked out. Why Morgan is standing on an island with the ball is beyond me.
No he is that good.
Guard the inbounder!!!
Foul this time.
Burke drains two huge FTs.
Johnson with 32 points, game of his life.
What is he doing that makes him unstoppable...crazy
I swear to God Johnson can make everything this game.
I bet my comment history reflects like six comments like this lol.
JUST RUN ON THE COURT, GRAB HIM, AND RUN AWAY
This guy is a one trick pony with that spin move. But, we can't stop him.
T. Johnson sold his soul to Patsy Lou Chevy and Buick
Throw it in to Morgan or McGary
of those lucky runners has Purdue hit today, sheesh
The number of fouls called in this game really screw with the end-of-game situations. I'm not complaining, but this last minute or so is so disjointed.
I like it
oh NOW they call the hand check
Was that only 1.3 seconds?
please put a guy on the inbounder to waste time
Last 2 minutes of a basketball game are ridiculous!
Why is Burke the ONLY ONE who shows up on the road?!?!?!?!?
Another Burke pick!
there goes that man.
Holy shiet. What just happened.
Thank you for fumbling that pass
So ironic that it was Johnson, too. He was everything tonight up until that.
They iced Burke but got lucky with the turnover.
and Johnson screwed it up
we won this MF'er
DEJA VU!!!! BURKE WITH THE STEAL!!!!
Wasn't that a pass to go for the three?
EDIT: I got the Johnsons confused.
We freakin stole this game. I will take it, but we stole it
The tougher team won. Been waiting all year to say that.
Yes! Go Blue!
spread was 6.5
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeee. GO BLUE!!
Definitely stole this game... I'll take it. Woo hoo!
It's a win. As ugly as that was, it counts the same.
Beat the Hoosiers! Win the Big Ten!!
Tough gritty road win. Team grew up a little tonight.
Right before the missed FT, the commentator foreshadowed that steal by saying that Burke makes the winning plays.
THERE CAN BE MIRACLES, WHEN YOU BELIEVE!!!
love should I get for starting this good luck thread up in here?
2 Upton's worth.
so is 2 Upton's worth 1 in the bush unless it's a Brazilian wax?
You had it until you asked for it. Now, I'ma punch you.
I deserved that brother
...being up by three, shouldn't we have fouled Purdue as they were coming down the floor before they shoot? I was having Wisconsin flashbacks.
sigh of relief
Who was guarding Johnson tonight? I had game cast on.
Apparently nobody very well.
It was a box-and-none.
Never in doubt
Below is the final shooting percentages with the improvement for Michigan in from one half to the next:
So, yet again, turnovers kill, but fortunately not us - Purdue had 13, whereas we had 5. The rebounding favored Purdue - quite a bit actually (12 offensive rebounds for Purdue to our 6, and 13 more team rebounds for Purdue), but stops and steals keep us going into the weekend. I'll take it coming back to Ann Arbor to face the Hoosiers.