I believe LLP is technically on fire now. Start firing the half court shots. They'll go in!
Basketball vs Creighton Open Thread
I don't know much about bball I guess but these refs seem very poor. They are giving no calls inside.
Creighton is playing out of their heads right now, we just need to ride this out a little bit-
They have not had an answer for Sims in the post, and Manny's not hitting the jumper so he needs to attack the basket
How does manny never get fouled in the paint?
Manny has not looked good handling the ball today. He is racking up the TOs. There needs to be more inside out with Desean and the perimeter guys.
do we keep missing FTs?
We're not playing well enough to overcome these bad shots and missed free throws.
stu douglas? argghh
It seems like we are just trying to draw fouls on every shot which either results in a bad shot with no call, or we get to the line where we are 50%. Not going to get it done.
I always have trouble explaining to people back home why our cheer is "lets go blue" when our uniforms are neon yellow..
when we're playing against a team that wears blue.. it just makes it awkward..
If our uniforms look neon yellow on your TV, your contrast is off.
no it's not.. I've noticed the same thing live.. that uniform isn't maize; it's bright yellow/neon yellow.. but that's an entirely different discussion.
look at the different shades of yellow and be honest with yourself.. it's closer to pure yellow/lemon than it is to maize
WOW! Manny a board and a dime from ANOTHER triple-double.
"He of the skinny calves" HAHA!
free throws ....kill me now
wow, really manny, 0-2 at the line with the game on the line.
gotta make these!
Could we defend that last play any worse???? Why can't we just get a win without it being a near disaster in any sport
You don't want to foul, but you still want to DEFEND!!!! UGH!!!
Thank god he made those last two..
ranked team usually wins OTs.. we'll see..
so much bull...argh frustrating to say the least
edit: oh hey! I reached 20 mgopoints. w000t (please do not negbang me)
I guess you haven't been around long enough to know that mentioning those things in a post never ends with the posters desired effect. In fact it usually has a reciprocal relationship. Just so you know.
We could have replaced our 5 players with five maize pylons on that last play....actually, a pylon may have even got in the way a little bit.
my buddy was fond of saying that you could replace later-career Larry Murphy with a traffic cone and accomplish the same thing.
take it over M! lets go blue
thanks for whoever negbanged me. classy.
manny got dirty in the OT
Fear them thin legs! I say fear them
I'd like to see him nail in one more assist for the trip
if i was a fan of any other team, but I effing love him
For some reason, scrappy, undersized white guys aren't nearly as annoying in basketball as they are in baseball.
Somebody get me a Novak jersey right now!
celebratory posbangs for everyone!
Does anyone else feel like we got a lot of help from the refs at near the end of regulation?
Looks a lot like a young JB to me.
I think JB and Altman are good friends and talk often. That's probably why their systems are similar
one more rebound, please.
Yeah, Manny has had a rough day handling the ball, to say the least. But shots aren't falling.
M bball with B. Graham to big ten: Can't fuck with me!
go blue! watch out Big Ten. and yes looking at you sparty
First, way to finish strong down the stretch.
Second, this game has exposed a lot of things that we need to work on.
...defensively, way too much dribble penetration/guys popping up wide open underneath the basket.
...offensively, free throws need to be worked on. way too many stagnant/low energy streaks as well. when our defense isn't creating opportunities, we had nothing but deep balls. manny and sims have got to be more aggressive at these points. can't always rely on the three.
I think we showed that we've got that grittiness from last year but also i think that we have the talent to beat good teams-
A couple things though, some poor decisions on shots at the stagnant points in the games-
Manny did not look great but did enough, and if Perry/Novak/Douglass are going to contribute offense, we've got a pretty bright outlook this year I think
Will we get anyone help us with some size (other than Gibson?) I hear about Morgan and Cronin but wonder if we will ever see those guys
Morgan is still hurt and will redshirt. Cronin looks significantly stiffer and less athletic than Gibson.
ESPN.com tells me Manny has a triple double, damnnnnnn so close!
Excellent victory though gentlemen, enjoy your thanksgiving.
that was rough game. nice job battling back.
Hopefully U-M plays Xavier next round.
Phew. That was close.
Came alive with about two minutes left in the game...and then played solidly through OT. So it goes.
So close to the triple double too.