Michigan plays Penn St today at roughly 230 BTN and Gus Johnson is back on the call today. I think Burke and THJ will get a roll and get the win today. Just take it one game at a time and beat Penn State today.
Penn St 68
"I think they'll win. I also think they'll lose. To sum up, I have no opinion."
79-73 MICHIGAN. Burke puts up 22 points, 8 assists and 0 turnovers.
count on it.
For this thread, I think I'll go 80-63 Michigan.
You certainly didn't need to ask me twice
We come out incredibly focused after giving away that game against IU and coast to victory over an overmatched nittany lion team.
That is all!
That score scares me. Reality is it may be that close.
Anybody who says they know is a lying sack of poop. This team has the ability to KILL PSU and absolutely should. The also have recently demonstrated that disinterest in rebounding & defense means they have the ability to lose to PSU. I have no clue which team will show up this afternoon but HEY....all season people have been hanging their hat on the "we're undefeated on neutral courts" hook so this should be an easy win right?
All I know is that I'm nervous and I shouldnt be. We should be watching the games today from the safety of our #2 seed first round bye.......
will struggle from the field (Chicago Stadium not a shooters arena). Michigan hits 18 of its 22 freethrows and wins 65 to 56.
B1G tournay needs to be in Indy. Basketball only arena - all bars and hotels are walking distance (like right across the f'ing street). Indy also assigns "team" bars so you can find your "real" friends. Sorry but Chicago is NOT an NCAA town.
Indy is certainly sanitary enough, but that does not justify turning the B1G tourney into an annual home game for IU.
I like Indy, but in this case you are correct, it would help Indiana more than any other team. Chicago doesn't really help any team, not even NW or Illinios.
As a naptown resident I can tell you that it is surprisingly even in downtown during the tournament. Indy is such an easy city to travel to that the hometown thing doesn't play out as much as you think.
There are "team" bars assigned in Chicago this weekend as well.
is that the bars are not right across the street from the arena in Chicago. Suck down that last one and walk 5 minutes and be in your seat.
Don't get me wrong I love Chicago (when the weather's warm) - but for the B1G Tourney Indy is just better. IU has NEVER won the B1G Tourney, so being in Indy has never helped them so far ...
how or where to watch it online? BTN doesnt seem to work w comcast in metro detroit
Anyone need tickets?
Do you have?
If this game doesn't bring extra motivation to these boys I don't know what will.
I constructed a table with the Massy estimates for each game similar to what UMHoops did for tournament seeding - due to its size, the thumbnail link is below:
So, in the most likely scenario, Michigan would live to see Wisconsin, and indeed, according to Massey, we have a 93% probability of doing so.
I would think that we win this game on a neutral court - looking quickly at the overall stats comparison, we definitely have the offense to beat Penn State by a comfortable margin, but we actually stack up similarly on defense to Penn State by the numbers (Link to StatSheet comparison - conference-only defense, so you can see the similarities).
I think we pull it out, but maybe it isn't the 8 or 9 possession drubbing that some sites are estimating. I will go with 75-68-ish in favor of the Wolverines.
I think the significance of the tournement will provide sufficient team focus for at least 80% of the game. That should be enough for Michigan to win by at least ten points.
Our lack of interest in rebounding and playing defense will keep Penn State in the game, but we close out with a strong offensive performance. Admittedly I have weighted Penn State's recent performance significantly higher, but they have been playing much better -- winning at home vs. us, @Northwestern, and losing to a good Wisconsin team on a last-minute shot 63-60. They aren't the pushover they looked like for 3/4 of the season.
75-57 Michigan. We run them right off the floor.
I think THJ is going to be the key both on the offensive and defensive ends. I think it will be around a 10 point win for Michigan.
Neutral court, i feel PSU crumbles... They have no advantage in this one being away from home. We should beat them easily, but then again..
You're right but I find it kinda funny that people are talking about a "home court advantage" at Penn State. If you've never been there picture Crisler circa 2001 with about 5,000 people in the stands and maybe 100-150 students tops.
The Bryce-Jordan Center is about as intimidating place to play as your basic intermural gym. The environment today will be about the same as it was for the game a couple of weeks ago-a largely empty, quiet place.
UM won at home 79-71 in a game where Burke kept the team afloat in the first half.
UM lost on the road in a must win 84-78.
PSU is just not good at D so I think UM will get to 75. The question is can UM keep PSU under 75?
being a homer (but much less than most on here) I'll say 75-73 UM win. UM will get out rebounded yet again and PSU will hit more 3's than us do to successful drives and kicks.
UM eeks it out riding Burke all the way... a couple timely 3s from Stauskas and THjr will help.
PSU is not shooting 50% from downtown again. Michigan takes care of business, wins by 20+ the way they should, 81-59.
Until they start putting up some defensive rebounding and play better overall defense, the team has done nothing lately to prove to me it can blow anyone out. Penn State will play yet again like it has nothing to lose, and it wouldn't shock me to see them have the lead for parts of this game, maybe even win it. A lot of it depends too on how much of a hangover we're suffering from Sunday.
Don't know who wins or loses. It's just going to be close. Penn State knows it can beat us, and you know they'll come out fired up.
On a Trey Burke touchdown on the last play of the game.
I think we can win, but Penn State has been playing really well lately. They nearly beat Wisconsin last week and then kept it really close in road game at Michigan and at Illinois before that. They definitely aren't playing like a 2-16 B1G team right now...
Michigan wins 83-80 in OT
Penn State 59
Penn State 78
There is no way we shouldn't dominate this team. UM 80, PSU 66.
Depending on how a game goes, 14 points isn't always a dominating performance.
Hey, that one wasn't too bad! At least got the 66 right.
I would say dominated for the last 10-15 minutes for sure. No comment before that.