Let's end a tumultuous season on a positive note. Upset the Spartans and let's go to the NIT, which would be beneficial to this, still, young team.
Final Day Of The Regular Season Open Thread
Vegas favors the Spartans by 10 with an over/under of 128. Thoughts?
I think I'd take the under for points, and I'd probably take UM ATS but not SU.
Barring a major BTT run or possibly winning the whole thing Illinois has just punched their ticket to the NIT. Seeing McCamey and Webber have issues reminds me of Manny and Coach last year at Iowa.
Honestly, who fouls with 58.1 remaining down 11 points when Michigan is about to play? Can we just phone the rest of this garbage time in? Can we jump to meaningful coverage? Something!!!
I hope they do it for DeShawn... He deserves it
SEND IT BACK, DESHAWN!
Get that shit out Raymar. My least favorite Spartan by far.
sims is just... misses bank shots and looks lost on offense sometimes and then just goes Donkey Kong on defense. and then vice versa. can't wait to see if he can find the balance at the next level.
Sparty is mugging Peedi in the post annnnnnnnd no calls!
The shoes we're wearing today are LEGIT.
our shoes have wings!
Is sims stoned? God we need him to finish down low.
Peedi has been an animal on the offensive glass!
brought to you by Bo Ryan and Tom Izzo. I hate what these guys have done to this conference. UGLY Basketball!
Come on - stop giving away points at the line.
Stu Douglass = 2008 Stevie Brown of basketball
he sure misses a lot of open shots, and by lot I mean most.
taking terrible shots, defense terrible, bad passes, turnovers.....
I don't have a problem with the shot selection. We've just got to make them.
some good looks, but waaaaay too many turn around fade away 18 footers
Morgan's scowl makes me want to punch him in the face! UGH!
makes me want to punch him in the face
This doesn't end well.
They've figured out how to beat us down low and we still can't hit threes. Things are going to get ugly.
needs to turn the green light off for Douglass he's cold as ice right now and he's playing scared.
16 points already
We will lose by 40
This team has an uncanny ability to turn a potential 3-point play into zero points.
nobody blocks out... its almost as if they don't know how.
This is not really going the way I saw it in my head. We don't look ready to play at all :-(
can things get any worse?
I really don't think so.
Please don't ask that... they will.
Jordan Morgan is hurt.
Please don't ask again.
I'm about to punch my brother out of frustration from this game and for him criticizing me for getting worked up over the game. Is that bad?
Punch first, ask questions later.
That's how engineer beatdowns begin.
If you've given told him at least three times to STFU IDIOT then you have every right to punch him.
BUt he deserves those three chances
that you have a "zero tolerance (after the first three incidents)" policy?
It's ok to punch your brother under these circumstances. Hell look at Izzo he's jumping up and down crying and his team IS WINNING!
Since the game has caused me to go Oedipal and rip my eyeballs from my face, I'm going to need to get some sort of program that reads text from a page out loud. Any ideas? I could ask my wife to read your posts aloud to me over the breakfast table, but I think she's going to be pissed off at me for a while because I got pupil on the living room rug.
Your wife is your mother?
And that is one of the big aspects; now that I think about it, I believe that I said an air-balled three would cause me to rip my 'motherf*cking eyeballs out'. It's a good thing I'm not adopted.
for comic relief after the facial had been fully applied and nearly pissed myself over that one. I suppose it's tragic, in some sort of classical way, but. . . really good.
Definitely got a lucky call there on that tip slam. On a better note, how bout Ant swatting the shit out of Summers? I think that's who it was. Really need to cut it to like 8 by half if possible, which it isn't.
Is Sims nervous or something??? I haven't seen him play like this in a while. Hopefully he gets a pep talk at halftime to calm him down and get him back to his game
for the wnba
As good as he has been at times through his career, he has been equally frustrating at times. Am I crazy for wishing that his up and downs weren't as wild?
MSU hasn't scored a single point in over 5 minutes, yet they still lead by 12. This boggles my mind.
Beilein must be beside himself. When we aren't committing silly turnovers, we're getting decent enough shot attempts - but they never go in.
On a side note, for a team looking to win the conference, MSU is incredibly careless with the basketball.
It will be a slight comfort to get watch them get their shit tossed when they face a decent team in the tournament
making it out of the first weekend
Yes, recruiting "good shooters" who shoot 9.1% 3pt, 21.7% fg, and 37.5% ft in the first half seems somewhat like an oxymoron to me. What happens to these "good shooters" in between high school and when they start playing for Michigan??? You can't win games shooting 21% from the field.
Manny is like 1-7. Just sayin'.
Wow taunting a player because he gets injured?
Stay classy MSU fans
hightower playing to the home crowd
Hightower looks angry at the fact that this is his job. Evidently you can also throw an opposing player to the ground. Interesting set of rules we've got today.
I'd take Manny or Novak any day in a fight over Raymar's soft ass. As I type that, he gets that lay up. I hate that piece of shit. Have fun getting bounced in the second round.
After Morgan threw down Novak, I really, really wish Manny had gotten to Morgan and just obliterated him with a punch. I know- classless, etc, but jesus fucking christ. You're a man first, basketball player second. If someone throws one of your buddies to the ground like that out at a bar or something, I'm fairly sure you cold cock him, no questions asked. Seeing as that wasn't a basketball play but a fucking mug job, I'd have been completely satisfied with Manny laying him out and taking a suspension. I can't believe he didn't even get a T on that play (Morgan). Fucking ridiculous.
How can it be so rough at one end and then a touch fall on Morgan's breakaway layup. I hate Big Ten officiating. Izzo-ball is an insult to basketball.
I really hate him
1 for freaking 10 from behind the line! How in the hell did this team catch AIDS at shooting the basketball this year?
That's not right. I think we're 5-10.
I meant 3-point line, where we are now 1-12. Though nice to see we also can't make half of them from the charity stripe (3-8 right now). How the fuck does that happen? I'm pretty sure there are intramural teams on campus that could destroy those numbers.
His players play dirty defense. They are nothing but a bunch of bruce bowens
that is an insult to Bruce Bowen.
Spartan homer on the clock... Sound familiar?
And give us their funding?
Nice phantom call there. Morris fouled the air quite hard.
Morris didn't touch Morgan.
if we're going to lose we might as well cause some spartan injuries
I absolutely hate state
No, but Morgan deserved to get SOMETHING done to him after he threw Novak down. I can't stand that he did that and didn't get a technical, or at least pushed or something by one of our guys. I can handle losing, but man, that play really pissed me off. It irks me that Morgan got away with that and Manny or someone didn't fucking tackle him or at least make damn sure he knew that such bullshit will not be tolerated, win/lose be dammned.
After the crowd started cheering the thuggery on like that
i hate state
If Raymar 'accidentally' gets an elbow to the face and it breaks his nose, I will have no complaints.
??????????? Too bad we couldn't throw it over half court with 1 second left on the shot clock on the 1 we actually run that ended up being an airball.
The hope that Kirk Cousins is looking up at Craig Roh all game long
Hahaha just the thought of Kirk "Throw an Interception in the Big Spot" Cousins made me laugh. Thanks for somewhat brightening my day.
morgan wont score a single point in the second half. hes the sidney crosby of college basketball when it comes to performing under pressure.
there is not much pressure when the other team is down by 20
With an 18 point lead?
And Sidney Crosby made a rather clutch goal at the Olympics
We are getting killed inside WITH Sims and Gibson. What is going to happen next year?
Also Rivals reporting one of our young guys got hurt and may need surgery (can't see who don't have access - rumor is Jordan Morgan though). If true we pretty much have to offer Horford so we can just have a couple of actual bigs next year.
This year is seriously snake-bitten in a way I can't describe.
It is Jordan Morgan.
end this miserable season already
We need more experience, more height,more depth, more rebounds,more D, more everything. Sorry but that looks to be the case to me. Green is still d$@& ugly. Go blue!
This game really is meaningless. If we want to get into the NCAA tournament, we have to win 3 in a row. Michigan had a bad game today. But if we play like we did against Minny, anything is possible.
We have to win four in a row. We aren't getting a first-round bye in the BTT.
This game was crucial to getting into the NIT. That's still pretty important especially for a frosh point guard.
we'll need a stellar effort to pull this win out. tenacious d, points in the paint to open the outside shot, more tenacious d, three balls, rinse, repeat.
let's make these fools remember who stymied their quest for a big ten banner.
we'll need a huge effort.
That has to be a record.
Ha yea... I think we had like either 14 or 16 in the first half at Penn State.
14 is just, wow
There's a reason Michigan was ranked so high in the preseason. Unfortunately a couple of early loses really threw off the confidence of this team and they haven't been the same since. I hope coach can muster up a pep talk that will motivate the team to forget about the regular season and start playing like they know they can (which is a lot better than they are playing today). Stay confident my fellow Michigan fans. This is college basketball. Expect the unexpected! I'm still optimistic we can serve up an upset in the BTT and make it to the NIT.
If we lose today, we'll have to make it to the BTT final to clinch a .500 overall record and a shot at the NIT.
You are right. My bad. Anything's possible, right???? Maybe not when you only score 14 points after 23 minutes of game time.
This is an effing joke. And next year is going to be even worse.
I expect us to be on par with this year in 2011. Less star power with more consistency.
Champagne is said to be reserved for celebration
Mimosas apparently are reserved for getting plastered on the couch in your pajamas while UM puts up 14 pts in the first half
Nix and Charlie Weis should do a fricking commercial for Old Country Buffet
he has bigger jugs than all of the sideline cheerleaders
Beilein better get it going in 2010-11. This is freaking pathetic.
Fuck. This. Shit.
I couldn't think of a worse way to end this season.
We're sufficiently jinxed as it is.
This is just downright embarassing! Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy....They could at least play for some pride here...
This is absolutely unwatchable.
Well this game has already pissed me right the hell off. Screw you Sparty, im off to the gym to work off this frustration.
can we forfeit?
This is the worst thing I have ever seen.
sack the fuck up. we're playing like shit against a top 15 team. it's miserable, it sucks, deal with it.
on the upside, this win will mean the world to so many MSU fans who will then have absolutely no idea why they are considered Little Brother.
Something tells me this win means more to Sparty because of the whole "locking up a share of a Big Ten title" rather than "LOL Wolverines."
i was referring exclusively to the LOL wolverines meme potential
for MSU fans to brag about locking up a share of the Big Ten title would be a joke considering how much they have ripped on teams like Wisconsin and Purdue for sharing consistently and not winning outright. of course when they sneak in the backdoor to one, it will become epic but, you know, whatever.
Zeigler must be drooling at the prospect of playing for us!
my tv's broken. it's saying 42-14. redact that shit.
I have discovered that my TV remote is very well built.
I'll second that, along with my cell phone. My bedroom door on the other hand, not so lucky.
This is pathetic. Exposed bad on national TV. F life
I can only hope and pray that the football team kicks the shit out of sparty next year, because it doesn't look like the basketball team will be doing it any time soon. Amaker's teams were more competitive than this.
Now the historical revisionism begins.
Amaker's teams got killed every trip to East Lansing.
She doesn't follow sports, and leaves me alone when I watch Michigan games. She grew up in Detroit watching the Fab 5, and is really embarrassed by the score. When she said "At least you still have hockey", I had to tell her about that too. That made her sad and angry. She looked at the score disgustedly (44-14), and asked me if "everyone caught the suckage from John navarre."
So this basketball season is my third red badge of courage, along with the last two years of football. When we're back to the top in either sport I'm going to have a hard time tolerating the fans that start trickling back.
please give me some reason to think we have made some progress.
You won't find many signs of progress today. But this is our worst game of the season (coming, oddly, after our best performance on Tuesday).
Not surprising considering the rest of the season
This is embarrassing. The team doesn't even compete.
Is it too early to start drinking?
Never to early to start drinking
for your avatar.
the announcer would know the name of the best player on the team kicking our ass by 30 and reigning big ten player of the year. Calvin Lucas? Seriously?
Sorry I'm just in a pissy mood
Not only are we losing big, but I have to watch EFFING ADS FOR EFFING CHRIS KRAMER!? I hate today.
Oh My. I just checked the score on ESPN.
Please, tell us more about Lupe Izzo. Jesus fucking Christ.
when there's not a whole lot of product to discuss on the court?
Anything else. Literally.
Sounds like a c__ dumpster from a bordello in Guadalajara.
We have still only attempted 6 fgs in the first 9 minutes of the half. At least were shooting 67% this half
the way we look we're at risk to miss the big ten tourney...
but I'm just too angry.
You know, being a Michigan fan isn't as fun as it used to be.
my cynical alcoholic nature is suddenly paired PERFECTLY with the product on the tv
this is my fucking RENAISSANCE PERIOD man.
Don't mind me. I am drunk.
This somehow just got worse. They pointed out how we have not beat them in football or basketball in 855 days, and then Morgan just interfered that basket in AWESOME
I wouldn't mind the "Manny to the NBA" talk if, you know, he'd actually play like an NBA-bound player. He's been disappearing all season against good opponents.
His one made field goal banked in.
Douglass looks like he has regressed quite a bit from last year, more than anyone else
Let's just pretend this year never happened.
Soooo, the spring game is April 17th
and I just discovered I can't make it that day.
Bad fucking day.
a good naturday.
those ads are pretty funny.
"he was lookin' at a reeal nice naturday..."
Turn off the t.v. Close the laptop. There is no point in agonizing any further over this. Things will get better.
They kind of have to, right?
to be fair, only that shithole of a beer should be drank by UM fans watching this game.
TO NATURDAY EVERYBODY!
I told myself I wasn't going to drink today. The game started. It turns out I was wrong.
Didn't plan on working out today due to a massive hangover from last night, but I'm thinking I almost have to sweat out this frustration.
I think I've had enough of Raymar Morgan's underbite for one lifetime.
My god, I could not agree with you any more on that. HATE that dude
He's had a so-so career at MSU, but for whatever reason when they play Michigan, he becomes a giant. I don't get it.
On a related note, I'd say he's one of the few guys that has stayed all four years at MSU and has not improved at all. I would submit that Raymar Morgan was better as a sophomore than he is as a senior.
So, he's the Manny of MSU?
40 days til Spring Game.
Zack pwning some fools
U of M fans u can suck it!!!!!! Big Ten Co Champs today baby Go State! http://twitpic.com/1788h2
about 2 hours ago via Echofon
I must of hit a soft spot with U of M fans..... Can't help that yall suck do everybody a favor and #gokillurself lol
about 1 hours ago via Echofon
I apologize UofM fans! Didn't know yall that sensitive. Love all the combacks about my arrests. Ish happen but not like this a** whopping
26 minutes ago via UberTwitter
you checking Richardson's Twitter? Masochist?
he got it mixed up with the police blotter twitter page
I follow TomVH on twitter and he retweeted something he said and it came up in my feed so I clicked on the link.
Izzo must be so proud.
about ass whoopings
Wow, was reading some of the stuff on his page from today, what a classless piece of shit.
Love the "must of". Is English an elective in ELanse?
I know that people only have 140 characters to work with on Twitter, but he could have replaced a couple of ..... with a proper '.
He just sounds like a complete dick. I'm sure he is just having fun, but when you didn't even graduate from the school and few people even remember that you played there, you should just keep your mouth shut.
At least the role players are giving us a little. This could have been a competitive game if Manny and DeShawn had brought it.
Don't call it a comeback
I been here for years
Rockin my peers and puttin suckas in fear
Makin the tears rain down like a MON-soon
Listen to the bass go BOOM
Over the competition, I'm towerin
Wreckin shop, when I drop these lyrics that'll make you call the cops
Don't you dare stare, you betta move
Don't ever compare
Me to the rest that'll all get sliced and diced
Competition's payin the price
You have an apropos picture for everything.
Gibson, make it look like you were tripping and throw that A-hole around.
If Wright or Peedi go Artest and run into the stands smashing sparty heads I wouldn't mind at all. SHow some f##king passion out there. Getting blown out where's the retaliation against K-Lucas for the elbow on LLP?
Get a clue.
Offense, but you sound like a Sparty fan.
you'd mind for the next hundred years if they did that. we take our lumps with class in ann arbor.
i would say you're being entirely reasonable to him
Honestly, we are awful. John Beilein isn't taking us to the land of relevance in college basketball. Down 20 is what you would have guessed.
I love M and have 2 degrees, but this is predictable.
Sorry, and neg at will.
I would rather be where we are then have a coach like Cal ridin' dirty all up in here. College basketball is dirty as hell.
Don't feel obliged to post in this thread if you don't care.
I see that Lucas has earned NBA-type respect from the officials.
clap it up for Zack Gibson in his last regular season game...
2-3 fg, 6-7 ft, 4 reb, 2 steals... 10 pts
Time to take a shower.
play $500 to piss on the halfcourt S RIGHT NOW.
THEY'RE ON THE COMEBACK
WE DON'T EVEN NEED THE FULL 23 SECONDS.
HARRIS, FIND THE TURBO SPOT ON THE COURT AND SHOOT!
over when herzog gets in...
Not our worst loss of the season!!! (Points wise.)
Ray of hope?
...That is unacceptable. That streak is going to stop in 210 days in the Big House! Can't wait!
UM beats Indiana
UM beats Purdue
UM beats MSU
There better be some fire and sense of urgency to the upcoming football season for wins! This is getting rediculous.
I think the football players are thinking the same thing. I just went running at the track and saw some players walking to Newsterbaan and the lights were on.
Kudos for showing up. UM gets Iowa first round, winner gets OSU.
Man I wish I would get a job guarantee and a raise for dismal results at work!
If those "dismal results" include achieving your company's best performance in 11 years, you might get one.
Don't you say that about the 2002 and 2003 NBA Sprite Slam Dunk Champion!
Let's face it:
MSU has owned us for the past three years. We haven't beat them in 855 days. Their football program is ahead of ours right now, and we don't even belong on the same basketball court as them.
I really dread October when they beat us again in football at the Big House.
at a board invasion RCMB
Dude, I understand they've added a new wing to the county jail. Don't miss it!
Right, because their overtime win against us should imply that our chances of beating them this year at home are 0%.
Two wins in football = three years? I would make an MSU math joke, but addition is something you should have learned at the elementary level.
All this game proves is that MSU is the superior basketball program. Nobody in their right mind thinks differently
Let's stay positive here! Come on...
Win 3 and hammer Sparty in the Big Ten Tourney championship game. Ohhh the things I'd give up to have that happen. We deserve SOMETHING good in 09-10
Haven't beaten them in a major sport in x number of days?
We just recently beat them in hockey, and will do it two more times this weekend.
Hockey is a 'major' sport. What the national media considers a real sport, and what the rest of North America considers a real sport, are two entirely different things.
I know this might be of little consolation with another loss to MSU, but always remember that UM has consistently been the better sports program (outside of basketball) compared to MSU. That has been true for decades, and a slight slip-up isn't going to change that. I fully expect the football team to turn it around this year, for the hockey team to rebound after its first bad season in about 2 decades, and, well, basketball is still a work in progress 2 out of 3 ain't bad.
And beyond sports, let's not forget that UM is still one of the preeminent universities in the world, and will continue to be one moving forward.
So year, it sucks now, but I much rather suffer a couple of years on my way up than to wallow in mediocrity.
Michigan sucks. 3___ line sucks. Manny sucks. The only good player is Deshawn.
You guys are so lame. The MSU folks could admit it when their football program was in limbo - Bobby Williams, John L Douchebag, etc. Why can't we all just admit the following:
- We have a douchebag coach in football. State owns us right now. win a game against a MSU football team that's on the rise and you can correct me. Until then, we need to shut our mouths.
- MSU absolutely OWNS us in Basketball. The fact they even show us respect and call us a "rival" is very generous. We suck right now (We haven't won a Big Ten Championship since 1986!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) We haven't won in Breslin since 1997!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The also nearly swept us in Hockey this year. Yeah, they had suspensions and early departures for the NHL last year so don't make a big deal out of our record vs them last year - they've had our number for a while.
Seriously, let's face facts. We need to shut our mouths until we win against them. They have more National Championships than us in football during the modern era (1950-present), have a ore recent National Championship in hockey, don't even bring up basketball...
I am not sure we can surpass MSU which has a president, AD, Fottball/basketball/hockey coqches that are just superior right now and are landing top recruits in all sports (see that 5* LB they just landed for '11??)
I am not bailing on old blue, just need to face the facts and deal with it. Continue with the excuses but you are just giving those guys (MSU fans, etc) ammo to laugh at us. UM sports are in a downward spiral right now.
I know you're a troll from MSU, so I'm probably wasting my time, but I was at MSU during the latter part of the JLS era, and trust me, MSU fans were all drinking the Kool-Aid and thinking Drew Stanton would take them to the MNC game. Objectivity is not a trait of any fan base, and Sparty is definitely no different.
And if a "MSU team on the rise" means one that just went 6-7 and hasn't won a bowl game since Saban left, then maybe you need to reevaluate your definition of rise.
I'm a State fan, so I'm on your side, but I hope you don't really think that these Michigan fans are going to think you are a UM fan as well. You're not exactly being very stealthy about you true allegiance.
Here's to next season.....