7 pm: Cincinnati vs Louisville, MSU vs Florida, Providence vs Marquette
7:30 pm: Canisius vs Quinnipiac
8 pm: Robert Morris vs Bryant
8:15: Indiana vs Nebraska
9pm: Michigan vs Purdue, UCLA vs Oregon, Houston vs Uconn
I can't believe we are a 17 point favorite over Purdue. Man, times have changed.
Purdue is awful this year, but yeah times are good!
* not this MSU:
but this MSU:
Cincy is a totally different team since they were taken to the woodshed by Xavier -- they haven't lost in 6 weeks now. I would not be at all surprised to see them pull the upset at the Yum Center.
Should be a good game to keep an eye on. Even though they aren't the same team as last year, it would be nice for Indiana to not have any momentum as we have to go to Assembly Hall in a few days.
Well, it is hopeful indeed - Massey gives us a 93% win probability and an 80-65-ish median score, which I could believe all other things being equal here. I do have a good feeling about this game despite the fact that sometimes trying to predict the Big Ten is an exercise in futility when it comes to hoops lately.
I would like to see Cincinnati join the Big Ten, my only reason... to give OSU an instate rival to deal with every year.
They're too small of a program, I think.
I know it's not a great fit, however if there was another Big Ten school in Ohio to give some of those kids a choice. It would water down the Big 10 but it would alos make OSU deal with an instate school like Michigan has too.
Which is why it'd never happen. Doesn't bring a tv market and ohio has made it clear they don't want anything to do with cincy
Home teams have struggle this week. Don't think we'll see a struggle tonight...
*throws salt over shoulder
*furiously knocks wood
I'm interested to see how the Purdue center Hammons deals with Morford. Last year, as a freshman, he got pushed around by our bigs.
Ouch. Getting shut down, big time, at home.
I'm guessing this will be another Michigan game were we miss the tip. That's one reason why I hate 9 o'clock games!
God I hope not. Been looking forward to this game. Seems like forever since we played.
LOL Cincy are about to blow this.
No dis to KenPom, but I think Vegas has this one closer to 10-11.
Lets see 8:23 left in this game, 15 minutes till tip off. Plus being a close game, I can see this game lasting tii 9:15. Son of a Bitch
They're averaging 1.3 turnovers per minute in the IU/Nebraska game.
BEAT the Boilers!
Two wild threes banked in off re glass for IU. Pretty ugly game with Neb here.
I have a feeling this game is gonna end up being a little bit closer than 17 but I still think we get it done.
SideNiote: We have the best coach in the history of coaches
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Check ESPNEWS at 9:05.
Terone Johnson has absolutely chewed us up in the past. We shouldn't lose to Purdue, but stranger things have happened. Someone's gotta bring their big boy defense against T. Johnson and things will be fine.
Game will start on ESPN News at 9:07
Please no OT
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ever again after the Champ game. Even in football, I don't like them anymore.
Despite Purdue's struggles the last few years, they still always manage to shoot well against us, unfortunately. Hopefully that's not the case tonight.
As a fan who wants this game to end I'm fine with UL not fouling there, but I don't really get their POV in doing that. Cincy could run it down to three and put the game out of reach in that scenario.
"Rip balls away from other players"?! Oooh, that's hurts just to think about it!
Fuck your interviews put on my game
Why are there always so many empty lower section seats? I know weather plays a factor, but come on. Have noticed this the last few games....
Our student section is so weak.
I don't know if it is the increase in prices or what but its embarrassing.
Let's go Blue!
These guys look a little sleepy.
Union 69 - Rebels 66
Walton has progressed very nicely - I am starting to think he's pretty damned good
---each half has been reduced to 16 1/2 minutes?
Beilein should just get T'd up and thrown out now - get it out of his system.
Refs can already suck a big one. That basket should have counted hardcore.
Is that Malik McDowell behind Tessitore?
recruits don't usually sit behind the desks, but who knows.
It does not fall on the shoulders of Stauskas. Michigan plays good team basketball. Derrrrrrrr
Little rust or not yet quite in game
already. not good.
Stauskas is B1G POY - book it. His game is just sick.
On track for about 25 rebounds tonight
I thought there was something wrong with my TV...and then I realized it was just Oregon's home court.
And I thought Eastern Washington's football field looked hideous. Wow.
Oregon is the court taht looks down on a forest right?
But the effect at first glance makes you think that something is seriously askew in terms of your TV display settings...
#12 annoys me
Will be interesting to see if Purdue goes for 2 after their next score...
It gets more painful every time I watch it
This team is gelling beautifully
How many future first round picks does Michigan have on the roster? 7 or 8
but if you look at last year's, they may end up with 5 or 6
Burke, THJ, McGary, GRIII, Stauskas, LeVert(?)
7 or 8 on this team seems insane
hit that 3.
I can't take the dude with the facemask seriously.
Facemask, poofy hair, short legs. Looks like a bird running around out there
wtf was that shooting motion?
Did Spike get a haircut to prevent further "Justin Bieber" chants?
I think Spike got a haircut. I guess he didn't like the Beiber chant.
Dunk you very much, Nik!
It feels good to watch a game and not have to worry about having a heart attack.
Ridiculous - this team is just great on offense. Defense needs some work, but damn, we're alright.
The crowd seems kind of blah so far.
Horford with a wtf kind of sequence there.
that's gotta be at least 5 or 6 fumbles already.
Holy shit that was an incredibly inept display of hands there Horford!
of how many of these off-ball collisions would be called fouls if Morgan were involved.
Or does Caris Levert already have 6 rebounds?
Horford has had 2 that he couldn't control. Let's get up on these guys early and not give them a chance.
Oh god they're doing a piece on Caris and Nik's offseason training.
How many drinks is this??!!?!
More Nik. Less LeVert long twos.
Why does it seem like we always fight over rebounds with each other?
I like our coaches and hope they never leave...even after death.
Well just looking from a recruiting stand point I hope our present and future coaches have a pulse!
The boards...we are getting killed on them.
Have to take advantage of that 5-on-4.
Purdue is very spastic and unpleasant to watch
And then we turn it over.
JB needs to call a TO and rip into these guys
All of a sudden it seems like we fell asleep
Jesus guys. Wake up. Going through the motions without a care in the world.
And another damn turnover.
What the hell Walton? These guys need to wake up. And there is Levert ' bum ass with another TO
Just turned it on to see we look like shit, have seen about 1 min of play.
Alright what is this lazy crap
Are we playing basketball, or Hot Potato? Good grief, boys...
OK -- piss-poor. WTF are they doing with the ball? Need a Novak aneurysm, tout de suite.
I feel like I'm watching a Harlem Globetrotters game.
Purdue does this shit every year. No matter how bad they are, they hit their shots against us, and every game is a battle to the end.
Can't take a night off in this conference. Pick up your play boys.
Value the ball.
This is turning fucking pathetic. Lackadaisical as hell. Beilein needs to fix that STAT.
Good God, get your heads in the game.
New plan: Just outplay an inferior opponent from wire to wire
What the hell is going on? Lazy, sloop play and we let them back in the game at a time when we could have stomped them. Hope Beilein gets them to take a big breath during this timeout.
We should be up by 15
Let em right back in it
Just plain careless, sloppy play right now. No energy, either. Kind of expect it coming off the role we've been on, I suppose. But they need to wake up at some point.
What the Fuck are we doing?
Morgan please graduate. Thanks
I'm sure he is just encouraging our athletes to not only bring their 'A' game on the court, but also in the classroom as well. I encourage all of our student-athletes to graduate as well
Defense in the paint is sucking hardcore. Stop rolling out the red carpet for them.
a little to damn easy
Yay, fast break basket.
Meh, I hate to see a long three by Levert with that amount of time left on the shot clock.
Morgan dunks!!! Holy shit!
morgan wanted the oop
Enough fucking turnovers jesus
God I wish Morgan were more aggressive.
Wasn't his fault. Walton needs to oop that; it turned into an awkward shot for Morgan there. Yea, GRIII probably makes the layup but the efficient shot for Morgan would have been an alley oop.
is it me or is lavert a bit of a ball hog tonight?
This is ugly as hell to watch lol
thats about 10 TOs. a game's worth already. pathetic.
Walton, bro, you've got a three on one. Get the ball to Robinson!
He missed that.
Is a blocking machine
Thanks for Caris going all Lebron fast-break SWAT city
Gotta quit playing so sloppy
GR3 needs to stay all 4 years.
Where the hell is he?
Needs some gelp
Uncontested layup because of TOs caveat applied.
Referring to just one instance.
Looks so tentative on offense. I hate to say it, but is almost a one too many pass offense the last few minutes. Take it to the basket. Take a shot. Be aggressive.
With the block party.
He seems to play so much slower than the rest and often looks like he doesn't want the bal.
Watch the run now.
We would like to decline the penalty and take the points.
Stauskas lobbying like he's running for PM of Canuckistan.
Man they really hate giving Nik the continuation.
Exactly what we need right now
Walton fell asleep there
C'mon, grab those rebounds!
Not only does Morgan not box out but then he fouls lol
Pick up the damn ball!
Purdue just seems to want it more right now.
all these 50/50 balls.
Stone hand city. Just grab the fucking ball.
So GR3 is still on the team!
You end tonight in the negative.
is such a good finisher for a little frosh
Listen guys to be fair, it's not easy to shut down this juggernaut of a Purdue offense. Wait, what's that? They aren't a juggernaut? Hm.
Also, do we need some stickum or something?
to finish the half.
I like this Walton. Can't take for granted a guy who automatically finished a play like that.
And he didn't need to take 18 steps like Appling did against Iowa
Bad news: We're back to not defending the paint again, like we weren't in the first few conference games.
Good news: Purdue is bricking everything from outside of the paint, so as long as they keep jacking them up we can maybe get a few stops.
Who is more annoying?
The guy who coaches his players to injure people who take jump shots.
I honestly don't think Purdue has hit a jump shot yet. Everything is a layup, floater, or teardrop. Just stay in front of you man and this game is over. Force them to shoot jumpers. Cutting down on turnovers would be nice as well.
Now that's an offensive rebound!
That's what I'm talking about.
WTF was that Stauskas - lol
Nik is sik!
if it continues, maybe we'll see some of this face soon:
Can't hardly get an and-one at home. /smh
that's enough forced shots for you.
Stauskas. Making it happen.
Stauskas post D showing up again
with the turnovers and grab a rebound, we'd be ok out here.
Damn we are accumulating Blocks.
instead of reaching down to pick up the loose ball.
Two blocks by Stauskas? Madness.
Where is Gene Keady?
So, my wife is on a business trip, locked in her hotel room working on some proposal after a day of meetings. Her boss just brought her a shot of tequila LOL
Can we recruit some legit big men please?
Foul on us??
Wait. How is that a foul on Horford?
Painter spoke with he refs, some makeup calls for Purdue here.
Does it seem the announcing team would rather be anywhere but Chrisler? They sound bored as fuck.
Tons of turnovers, not getting many 50/50 balls, crappy D. Need a kick in the butt at halftime.
Ehhh that was a good call... Walton was still moving, IMO.
How are we in first place??
for the sake of fouling?
Walton all the way!
Walton is fast
This Walton kid might be alright.
Derrick...Walton...Junior - master of the drive
Man, Derrick Walton looks a ton better than he did even two weeks ago. Confident, aggressive, making plays without being out of control.
Derrick Walton, yowza!!
Well, I guess Hammonds' brain fart and Walton's layup there helps us feel slightly better about an uninspiring half of basketball.
You have to admit that was one hell of a play by Walton though.
But we should be up 20
Let's bury these guys early and often when play resumes.
Thank you, Walton. And thank you, Purdue, for that lane violation.
D still needs to actually defend the paint.
Up 8 at the half and everybody's pissed. Yeah, we're back.
How about Cameron Dollar?
Michigan needs a kick in the butt at halftime.
i think he is almost the equal of tre at this point in his frosh season. if makes the soph leap, look out.
Really seems to becoming on last 3-4 games
He is quite becoming. A very handsome young man.
As an aside, let's go CORNHUSKERS!
(I have no particular rooting interest in Nebraska other than enjoying the fearsome whatever Nebraska's arena is called becoming an impossible place to win. It also makes Northwestern's win in the Trohl Center more hilarious).
We have 17 rbs to 16 for Purdue, but 9 of theirs are offensive. 8 turnovers to their 5.
Those TO's are really the difference between the lead we have and the 15 point lead we ought to have.
Turns out uncontested lay ups are difficult to play D against
Nebraska doing their thing against against Indiana. Should be a good halftime entertainment
Nice comeback by Nebraska so far. In other news, Tom Crean is still a toolbag.
Spawned from Izzo's sphincter
So is this a bad performance? If so, I apologize. As I said before, I have only been able to watch the ISU, FSU, Charlotte, Stanford, and Arizona games this year. I started watching the MSU game but turned decided to not watch my iPhone at the half and instead focus on work, and the next thing I knew, UM was up 8. But I figured today was a good game to watch....
Not bad, just not close to the past three games. More sloppy than anything else in the 1st half.
It is understandable though ... Kids tend to believe they are invincible after the kind of run they had for the past couple of weeks. I was happy they gave up the big run (11-0) early to help jolt them out of their sleep walking. Hope we come out strong in the 2nd half.
Just win! Don't bitch don't talk just lace up the shoes and.... Oh Nevermind just win!
Purdue effective FG% - 39.4%
Purdue OREB% - 29.03%
Purdue Free Throw Rate - 21.21%
Michigan effective FG% - 62.50%
Michigan OREB% - 20.00%
Michigan Free Throw Rate - 33.33%
We also have 8 turnovers to their 5 turnovers, but it seems like a good trend otherwise so far.
A lack of focus for a half is acceptable as long as they tighten up after the break. Lots of turnovers and OREBs given up - just need to tighten up and let purdue get back to earning their points on jump shots which they are terrible at.
Especially compared to how we've been playing during this win streak. We're not a defensive juggernaut by any means but it hasn't been this bad all year. All the easy lay ups, turnovers, and just not being able to grab the damn ball is killing us.
That being said we're still up at the half and have another half to tighten up.
Does anyone use an app for scores and updates other than espn score center? The espn one has been horrible since they updated it. Just wondering. Thanks
The yahoo sports app works pretty well for me
Checking in. Man, Walton has some potential.
How could any PG turn down Michigan? Maybe I'm on the Walton train too early, but Beilein has a spectacular record with PGs here.
Nine big boy rebounds for Levert
I saw that LeVert was getting quite a few rebounds but I didnt realize he already had 9 at the half!
@BHugh215: Huge for Michigan & FSU. RT RT @MGoBlew Per Sam Webb, McDowell's mom didn't even bother to attend the in-home MSU had with Malik.
Nice very nice!
Morgan looked like Loy Vaught. Nice backboard kiss.
Lets go huskers ... Finish!
Robinson's play tonight is so blah.
Stop turning the ball over!
And the turnovers continue.
10 TOs.... Very unlike us.
Just keep passing it to Stauskas.
Getting better and better
Stop turning the ball over
I'm so impressed with and proud of Walton. He has improved so much since early in the season.
Lol Morgan on his ass again! That boy needs to wipe off his shoes.
how many steps do you get in the post?
three, unless you're Nik, then it's one
Thought the coaches would have the guys ready tonight. Guess not
You should take a break for a bit. At least grab another beer.
Let the hate flow through you...
Nice play by Caris
He was a bum?
At ball handling he is. Turnover stats don't lie.
Im sorry but wasnt that a blatant travel???
I replayed it four times.
LOL I thought the same thing.
18 sec left
Can't give them 3 opportunities.
LET'S GO BLUE!
LET'S GO BLUE!
McGary is happy.
now the jekyll side of levert is making an appearance. hope he stays awhile.
Coach McGary approves.
Wow, Horford turnaround J!!!
Lavert is a monster tonight.
McGary's smile is so big
Now, that was a damn stretch of dominant basketball on both ends of the court.
this team is starting to roll
Nice to see some energy back out there!
Up by 15 playing like crap. I'll take it!
You must be watching a different game than I.
You're right. 10+ turnovers, Zero interior defense or rebounding is a good thing. Go Blue
Pushing a double-double
One more rebound...
Nebraska beats Indiana 60-55.
Nebraska Basketball Appreciation Thread anyone?
UM early wins looking better each week .
Someone just posted this on RCMB:
"I'm embarrassed that we lost to these clowns. We're better than them even with all our injuries."
Can't fix stupid
Sparty gonna spart.
No they are not, the game was played they lost.
but their view from down there must be glorious.
I fart in their general direction.