Damn, my long-winded topic doomed me to your fast fingers. Well done, sir.
BBall vs NCCU Open Thread
7:02- first reference to Darius Morris as "the butterfly". Tipoff still hasn't happened yet.
In all seriousness, though, it sounds like NCC has been flying all over the country recently and should be pretty tired. I look for M to get off to a pretty fast start. Go Blue!
Haha, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who noticed the butterfly obsession last game.
Only one Batman picture from you this post? I'm disappointed.
apparently is the name that BTN is trying to assign to our team. Which is awful- obviously "Baby Blue and the Butterflies" is a much catchier name.
7-7 so far, we've alternated good defensive stands with giving up wide-open layups. Typical Michigan D.
I cringed every time I heard it, through the Utah game... heard the "awoken from his freshman cocoon" thing... I mean, really?
So, I hear the over/under on student section size is 12 people. Did we make the over?
I think they had to re-validate that one old guy's MCard to cover it. You know the guy.
Good to hear my doppelganger made it in with my card that expired in 2007.
In all seriousness, there looks like 100 or so students there. Very quiet.
Place looks awfully empty, I couldn't convince the wife to go after going to Utah and the big chill otherwise I would/should be there.
Ultimately he wants the # 1 jersey but can't cure a bad case of the dropsies.
That also makes him an ineligible receiver. That's clearly not the case as all flags are clearly Taylor Lewan's fault. It's that mustache... it just draws the attention of the refs.
Who's in charge here?
NCCU really sucks. Traveling or not.
Hardaway found Morgan for a slam, then Morris found Hardaway in the same spot next posession- Tim Jr. took it up and tried to throw it down as if to say "I can dunk too!" He got fouled and ended up barely catching rim. Should have laid it in for the and-one. Something he'll learn as he gets older, hopefully.
2nd TV timeout. We are missing open 3s, (and by we I mean Stu) and they are just throwing up prayers every possession they have. Interesting note- for a tired team, they're full-court pressing after makes.
So far we look pretty "meh" against a "meh" team. And we're getting beaten badly on the boards even though we're as big or bigger than they are. Way bigger at the guard spots.
Also, I think Jon Horford is going to be one of my favorites in a year or two.
He looks like a true banger in the making. Has a great defensive presence and can hit foul shots.
He is a machine on the offensive glass tonight.
33% from the field. The only thing keeping us ahead right now is NCC's terrible play as well.
Looks to be around 130 and thats counting players, coaches and media...I don't get it.
give us a break, we're friggin college students and it's finals week.
I don't go to all the games, but man, I've truly never seen Crisler so sparsely filled.
But the Gov was there! Rick Snyder sitting courtside!
to quote Charles Barkley, the round mound of rebound "Ernie, I don't know where you get your cookies from but the rest of us don't get ours there."
This is not the same team that blew out Utah early. Way to flat and willing to settle (and miss) for the 3. Need some drives/dunks to fire up the team.
Carnival rims, thats the only explanation! Pathetic shooting thus far.
This is absolutely terrible... playing with no passion!
1 for 12 three-point shooting. Nothing's been contested, we've gotten offensive boards... we just can't hit anything. Thank god they have more offensive fouls than baskets.
They just look tired and flat. Hopefully we can avoid this for the majority of the B10 season.
I hope they pick it up...there bigs are useless with Morgan on the bench...can someone please put it on the deck..
Can we please shoot just 1 more three?
I like this kid.
Horford looking very good. Unfortunately that's about it
Tim Doyle: Clemson was Favorited over Michigan.
I personally would like to see a Maize Block M at center court
I can't find the game online. Any help would be appreciated.
What's up with Jesus biker tat dude?
8-27 (29.6%) from the field is making me sort of glad I am at work and cannot watch this game.
http://www.myp2pforum.eu/threads/49525-NCAA-Basketball-Dec-13-19-Streami... crappy quality and you need to download the streamtorrent software, better than nothing though
I don't want to download the software...can you just aim your webcam at your TV and then Skype with me?
Well since the webcam is attached to the screen (laptop) it'll be tricky, I suppose I can use a mirror or bend the screen somehow, although you'd get the image upside down (or inverted if I use the mirror)
Haha I was just kidding. You're obviously a very nice and obliging guy, though :)
a little frustrating. The only word that I can think of is, LAZY. This is not a team that can just show up and expect a win. For those of you who didn't get to catch the UTEP game, there effort tonight looks about the same. That night I kept waiting for them to get it going and they never did. Luckily for us NCCU is a horrible team.
He has not been in the game since the 10 min T.O.
So he sat.
Well he's back out for the 2nd half
i must be watching a different game. yes, the shots aren't falling but they continue to work hard on D and are crashing the glass on offense. i'm not seeing any lack of hustle. the shots, in general, are good. they just aren't falling.
When the shots are not falling you attack the basket and they have refused to do that tonight
imo, you continue to run the offense. we don't have any true post players.
butterfies dig spin moves
Seems like he has a knack for knowing when they really need a bucket from him.
Never seen anyone on a fast break pull-up for 7 inch jumper...poor Novak tried.
the urge to smack him upside the head rises.
The play-by-play guy keeps trying to get excited, but he just ends up sounding like Gus Johnson on quaaludes.
If we play like this against a team that has some kind of idea how to bounce a basketball, we're going to lose by 25. Picking up your dribble before half-court, in a trap, 8 seconds into the 10 second count? My junior high coach would have run our nuts off for things like that.
I understand not shooting well. That's going to happen from time to time. But this team handles NCC's press like Superman handles kryptonite.
whats the score?
Michigan... 15:49 left
31-23 Michigan. 15:40 left in the game.
One of you is lying.
It's the white jerseys. (I'm only half-joking here.) We wear maize for the big home games. White is reserved for games that aren't deemed as important. We're almost asking for a letdown when we put these on. Dump 'em and go maize all the time at home.
Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way! I guess the counter-argument would be that, if we always wear Maize, it's not special & we don't get any boost out of it. I'd be willing to sacrifice that boost, though, to negate the crummy way we always seem to play when we wear white. Plus, the Maize jerseys look sweet, the white look much more generic.
At least we are wearing black shoes. They just look a lot cooler than the white ones.
When I came in to post, Michigan was up by 4.
Over/Under on number of butterfly references. We are at 6 and counting...
Even better, more references "Butterfly" or "Baby Blues"?
Scary ankle roll for Hardaway! He looks ok though.
Good to see him get up.
That could have been a lot worse for Hardaway than it was. Whew.
Damn. I think Michigan finally figured out how to break a press.
"all of a sudden Michigan's red hot from behind the arc, they're 4 of 20"
I like novak, but he can't handle the ball well enough to play the 2. He was responsible for that 10 second violation.
Statisticians project that at his pace of game-to-game improvement, Horford will be an All-American by season's end.
are these announcers really getting paid? Seriously?
I can tell by the lack of cheerleader objectification
Horford looks like he wants to play ball tonight.
I want Horford to get Barwis'd
Do you need a resume to be hired by the BTN to do commentary, or do you think I could take a cardboard sign to their next broadcast that sez "I doose play buh play" , and be hired on the spot?
Yes, absolutely, but only if you can make stupid butterfly references.
I haven't decided what irritates me more, the fact that he makes "Butterfly", and "Baby Blues" references, or the overwhelming pride in his voice as he's making them.
Well, at least we know he paid attention in 2nd-grade science class.
He also gave Stu Douglass a name. I have no idea what the hell it was... but it was something.
My closest approximation is "Stu Dutchamaroo"... but I could be missing some syllables
47-32 Michigan, 7:45 left. The shots are starting to fall now.
that was a nice recovery.
I know they play different positions, but without a primary scorer (manny) Morris has stepped up his game.
Anyone else think missing out on Ziegler has been a bit of a boon for Morris forcing him to step up a bit more and not defering to the "scorers"?
I hate these announcers.
And to think this was a 23-19 game at the half.
Bielien indicated that he was going to have to start being a little more aggressive with this group during halftime if they started off slowly. Obviously, he balances that aggression with the ego's of mostly underclassmen.
How's the lower bowl look - especially the student section?
Pretty abysmal, most of the regulars in the student section are there though.
See MGoShoe's comment above... that about sums it up.
7 butterfly references
Dangerous for this game...I like it.
59 - 37 3:33 minutes left
The one dude that I can't stand looking at is the one that wears the full yellow elastic body suit over his head down to his toes. Not sure how he get's in it, but dude freaks-me-out.
Doyle would like "Leaders" & "Legends" and how that's "created buzz."
Oakland is leading undefeated Tennessee by 5 points with just 2:33 left. These are the same guys that lost to Sparty by a point.
We play Oakland on Saturday. That game looks it could be really tough now.
Doyle: "Michigan is tied for its best 10-game start since they went to the tourney a couple years ago."
Best start in two years? Historic.
tied for its best start in two years. let's not get carried away.
Go Blue! Well done.
The announcers said that NCCU was 0-22 when they were losing at half. Guess the streak is still alive, thankfully.
Oakland up 4 on Tennessee, about 1:20 to go. On ESPNU and ESPNews as I type this.
EDIT: Sorry, WH. I didn't mean to step on toes there.
Up 6 with 30 seconds left!!
They're going to beat the #7 team in the country on the road. We need to bring our A game (and maize jerseys) on Saturday.
Some other shit.
They gave Michigan State fits and are up on Tennessee? Crazy. I hope we can get the 'W'.
This is bad timing for us. They're coming off a game where they had a shot to beat MSU and then won at Tennessee. They're going to have all the confidence in the world now. Our guys better be ready.
Should be a good game on Saturday. I think Beilein will have them ready. He noted in the postgame interview on the radio that a win against Oakland is now worth a lot more in terms of RPI. Some extra motivation for the team.
We had been able to upend 'Cuse and not lay that egg against UTEP.
I hate the "what if" game.
w/ :19 seconds left AT Tenn, Oakland is up 87-82. They have dominated the boards in this game.
They have two very quick guards and they do a very good job on the boards, both defensive and offensive end. They run good sets and play pretty good man defense. This game will be a tough one for Blue, particularly in the post. Morgan is going to have his hands full.