Great thread title!
It's pretty hilarious to laugh at Florida but get off my television!
...while UF and AR finish business. An Arkansas win certainly doesn't hurt UM though.
RUSH THE FLOOR ARKANSAS!!!!!!
Anyone having any luck?
"Link 2" but its laggy.
In some places there is ESPN3. But
Something of interest, Florida has now lost to Arkansas and Kansas State (we beat both teams).
Go Blue, Beat Ohio
Here we go!!!! GO BLUE, BEAT OHIO!!!!!!
This seems to work but it's very choppy:
Let's Go Blue! Our House!
the Arkansas-Florida game was going to go long as Florida tried to foul till the end. Finally Florida called it when it was hopeless
Not seeing a cut on dicky v
I thought I saw a small one in the bridge of his nose...
Is Dickie V sporting some hair gel back there?
5 seconds in, yep, these uniforms are horrible.
There are two visible things; "adidas" and "B1G." That's it. That's who our guys play for. A sponsor/vendor, and a conference television contract.
And I think it is functionally bad. Our shoes make everything look like a traveling violation.
I was wrong about the Crisler lighting making them look better.
Would like the shoes/socks with white or blue unis
it makes want some banana Runts.
OMG those shoes look like boots on tv!
Ahhhhhhhhh!!!!! So much yellow/maize!!!
I'm strangely mesmerized and a fan of the shoes/socks.
These uniforms make it look like mustard vs ketchup,
Yea no doubt.
Because they can't cut the mustard.
Ha Ha, good stuff!
Dave Brandon and / or Adidas: Your uniforms are absolute garbage. My retinas are already strained and pained.
My eyes hurt.
wow these unis suck...Brady's the man though.
Just wanted to check in to say those are the ugliest uniforms I have ever seen. There is only one way to redeem them even a little and that is to win!
I do love Hoke's shirt.
god I fucking hate Dick Vitale.
my favorite team hurts my eyes on the tv. someone please make this uniform madnesss stop.
Turrible, just turrible.
I would love the uniforms but there's not quite enough maize. Maybe a headband or one of those iverson arm things.
Awful awful uniforms. Can we please stop making our student athletes the butt of jokes?
No one will be laughing at us when we win.
Next to Hoke there?
Yes - combat unis are worse.
Long threes. Wonderful.
Another sluggish start. What the hell?
Same script with a little less heart punch as the one in Columbus and Bloomington so far.
He's back (after a one game layoff)
Robinson has lost confidence or something. He does not even look for his shot anymore.
Agree. He doesn't seem to be all there.
Are you serious?
More than just more than just a shooter.
Shake and bacon!
Stauskas can shoot again. Shooting and keepping the same pivot foot not yet clear, but hell if it doens't matter...
There we go Robinson...keep taking that
GRIII baby! The freshmen are on!
Nice to see Stauskas and Little Dog knock dome some early buckets.
Uh oh...GRIII and Blouses both on tonight? I like it so far...
That's more like it.
Whoever that was that just goaltended Hardaway, his face was hilarous.
Goaltending, friend, smirk all you want but it was goaltending.
I love all these, "we are off to a slow start" posts in the first min of the game.
My heart couldn't have taken another slow start.
Who cares how you cheer we love Michigan!!!!
What a great start keep it up fellas!!!!
Foot. On. Throat. And don't take it off until the last fan has left the building
it is Mustard 11. Ketchup 4.
Yes...hello Sam indeed
GRII looks like Stringer Bell. Thoughts?
I don't see it. Stringer Bell is maybe a angier looking GRII.
I keep forgetting that Amadeo Della Valle is on OSU.
Glad we got Spike instead - plus Amadeo is just plain goofy looking
The names are completely invisible. Fire Adidas!
Evry Ohio player is named buckeye. Weird
Perks of being an NFL QB.
Unreal how much different were playing than we did in Bloomington. I want to win by 40. Badly.
McGary is gaining more confidence with every game.
Loving McGary's hustle!
Under on the McGary bet
McGary = Jon Brockman 2.0
Fucking rebound goddamnit
Morgan has always had one of the weakest grips I've ever seen.
Vitale is still slobbering over Indiana...
More oladipo talk. Jeebus
5 to go...
Ya know guys, I think Stauskas is back
stauskas is feeling it!
Ok Trey Burke. Aaron Craft cannot shut you down.
Get Morgan out.
Too sloppy with the ball!!!!
Turnovers! Turnovers! Turnovers!
Damn these dry spells! Don't get cocky until we're up 25!
They're carving us up playing 5 on 4
Bad move Coach B...
the offense runs better/with more energy with mcGary?
they need to keep morgan out for a while
That Lincoln look like ass. Bad move, Ford.
I think they need to practice setting screens better, Burke never seems to come right off his screeners shoulder and too often his defender can step right through
Ummmm, did ESPN just air a commerical for a creepy mail order bride service during a primetime game?
Did anybody catch the number?
Man, we just look so much better without Morgan
Nothing being called so far.
Now watch the second half be a whistle parade.
Morgan and Horford are the two softest big man when if comes to rebounding and D. So soft. McGary should be in the game.
at least horford is a decent shot blocker
We won't see Morgan again
Yep. Morgan just isn;t quite there yet.
Seriously. Lets run some more plays for Stauskas.
Been late rotating and switching so far need to get with it
I can understand burning a redshirt on the guy, but he looks pretty frickin' lost on both ends of the floor.
It's obvious Morgans ankle is not right yet.
Minus that 3, Robinson has been standing around a lot
Have we played that well or have we just canned ridiculous threes? See that one and Stauskas's first.
Bleeding time out.
What's crafts favorite drink?
I wonder if the ref realized that Burke's cut was from a foul and not spontaneous
Wait, how does this work? Burke gets knocked down and bloodied, but of course doesn't get a foul call.
To be fair, refs are basically non-existant either way.
Just wait till the second half, when everything is a foul. It has been like that in the big B1G this season.
for the trey story. You win
That kinda looked like offensive goaltending on OSU, there...
Goaltend. No call. Whistles lost
Ugh. We're very bad about allowing put backs
Looked like the ball was on the rim.
Confirms your suspicions.
stop doing bad things.
Umm it's close because it happened Dick
Pass the ball.
If Spike tries to drive again, Trey is going to come in and bleed all over him.
"More than just a shooter." Drink!
I think they have the names on the backs of the jerseys but I have no idea why. C'mon Adidas you can't put the same colors on each other without an outline or piping. Rookie mistake
I thought we were supposed to get home court advantage?
Wow if anything ever happens to Burke we have nothing at point.
he'd be unguardable.
Until then, I'm sure other teams don't mind him taking that shot.
Guys better clean it up, take care of the ball, and run the offense. It's been pretty sloppy at times so far.
How naive was I expecting that we'd get some more calls at home?
No joke. Horrible lack of fouls on Ohio.
"Expect things to go poorly, and learn to live with misfortune."
When does the homecooking start? Come on, zebras!!
If only I could punch him in that red face of his.
I would...but be careful... He tends to throw a lot of bricks (rimshot)!
Lol at Dickie V suggesting that OSU would ever say this isn't a rivalry.
About Ohio's domination in basketball and football and Gene Smith's job at ohio. What job...looking the other way when violations happen?
Almost a horrible call there.
you blew it
Coach B had better call A LOT of rebounding drills at tomorrow's practice!
More than just a jump shooter..
Sould we start a which is the right color maize discussion?
STOP TALKING ABOUT INDIANA. NOW.
How does the ref standing right there miss that and the ref from across the floor fix it.
Stauskis "more than a jump shooter." Drink
More than a shooter, drink
more than kust a jump shooter
Not directly in front of the play to make the call.
So according to Dick Vitale, Stauskas is more than just a shooter. Who would have thought?
are Stauskas. It's gotta be a third.
McGary's got some handles for a sort of chubby freshman big man.
McGary = beast.
ever dunk? He's always laying it in.
There have been movies made about this.
It's probably a good thing, he always seems to miss his dunks..
He's come up short on two. Two. A lot less than "always".
Hardaway is so much better this year at patience.
play defense! Jesus.
Aaaaaaaaaand Ohio 3. Of course.
Anybody else see Craft pushing on those screens?
Elbows high as hell.
Damn it, rebound!
Someone get Vitale a Indiana Jersey with Craft on the back.
And Duke shorts.
If i never had to hear the word "cerebral" I would be fine with it. Is it like the sportscaster way of saying smart without implying that other point guards are stupid?
I thought it was their way to say "white" without sounding racist.
Best ESPN commercial ever
I hate Aaron Craft and his leprechaun-lucky never-called-for-fouls cocky ass.
If I ever run across the person that comes up with the ads for The General, I'm going to beat them with a shovel.
Michigan should been up 10 or more.
They need to get under control.
Vitale makes me want to punt a baby Zoltan style
...we're playing like shit.
I know we're winning. But we have no fluidity. We're playing well enough on the defensive end that we could be up 10 if we could get the offense going.
We need MUCH better execution on the offensive end.
Hopefully we can get into the half up 5 or so and make some adjustments.
Understand how Craft plays so physical and virtually never gets fouls called on him. It is unbelievable. If it was any other player they would foul out every game.
How does Ohio only have 1 foul. That is a joke
Because we're not doing anything on offense to force OSU to foul us
Probably because we have little to no post game and are chucking up threes?
Bummer Robinson doesn't dive then
I want someone other than mcgary to get a loose ball
No fluidity on offense...
No fluidity on offense...
Umm. That was a bad shot
Robinson gets beat to more loose balls than anybody else on the team. Nice terrible shot on the break as well.
Quit getting caught up in the 1 on 1 shit.
This team is just getting lazy this past 5 minutes.
trey needs to relax and facilitate. Hes trying to do too much
needs to relax.
Come on man...we need you.
Box the fuck out!!
Finally a smart comment (about needing to increase Mitch's minutes).
Imagine if mcgary was actually in shape.
Sweet camera angle.
WTF is this camera
what the fuck is this camera shit?
How come craft is allowed to hand check?
Cause they are letting them play...same reason they let Trey use his off hand to push off.
to why is Craft allowed to get away with it, not just in this game, but in general. Every game I see involving OSU Craft is getting away with it. Having a reputation as a defensive player, shouldn't equate to having a do whatever the hell you what card.
F U ESPN camera director
What a terrible half. We should be stomping these fools by 10 with our talent. Defense is porous and offense is a smooth as a tar.
Another no show by GR3. God, this game is pissing me off. Why can't we beat these fuckers.
31-30 Ohio at the half. Fucking rebound for a change.
Yuck the last 5 minutes of this half was a lot of disjointed offense.
Fuck Ohio. They get all the damn calls.
GR3 doesn't look right. Never seen him so tentative
not since last game. becoming a bad pattern.
my streak for the cash losing streak is like 7 now...
This half couldn't come fast enough. McGary looks tired.
Wtf why does no one in college use the 2 for 1?
Beginning to regress tremendously.
Nice 2 hands on the hip handcheck by Craft as well. Jesus.
I count twice that Mitch has put up shots that didn't seem to have the requisite forward momentum, but they landed on the rim and rolled in. I mean, I'll take it -- just weird.
Dammmn she's hot.
Christian Ponder is one lucky man
I think it's all mental with McGary. He's just been a little slower to adjust to the college game and is starting to realize that busting ass is just as effective here and allows him to dominate just like in high school.
Terrible first half, we're lucky it's a one possession game. JB's halftime adjustments should help us pull away, but the last ten minutes of that half we just got outworked.
We're definitely a second half team this year so I'm feeling confident, but that was a brutal first half. Trey needs to calm down and do what he does every game.
Who would have thought that Mitch would be keeping us in this game so far?!
Yes, I know. One half. But it still sucks.
Yes, I know. One half. But it still sucks.
We should be up 10, but we're down by 1 because we can't run a fucking offense.
Even if we play like we did during the IU game we're up comfortably. It's so frustrating because if we execute we're an VERY good team. Even if we don't make 50% of our shots like we're capable of...just GET the good look. We can't even GET good shots right now.
Right now, our team often has a bunch of guys standing around which results in one or two passes and then a contested shot.
OSU had some really nice possessions where guys were moving around and they passed the ball severla times resulting in an open shot.
How in the hell does a road team only get called for 1 foul in a half? Especially one that is known for hand checking. They better be in the penalty by the 10 minute mark of the second. Beilein needs to have a word with the officials.
"Why aren't the officials discriminating calls based on the home team! Our coach needs to talk to the ref about favoring the home team more!"
Its basketball. Home teams get protected as do star players. Ohio has neither of those in this game and they get the calls in Ohio.
Double for McGary 5 boards from now.
But we also have to be aggressive vs. OSU.
I used that word 100 times in the in-game thread vs. Ohio in game 1 and we finally started to get aggressive and we came back.
Then if you remember, we came up and relaxed and started jacking 3's....took and missed 7 in the last 5 minutes if I recall correctly.
In this game, we're only in it because we've made shots that we missed in game 1 and we're playing better on the defensive end.
This game is all about execution. I just want to see us run something...I don't even care if the ball goes in. Just get a good shot. For once, can we get a back cut to the basket? Can we get some passes around the perimeter? Can we get some movement?
Our offense lately from a execution standpoint has been terrible. Do we even have an offense? It seems like we only run plays.
We need to get into an offense and run plays off that offense, get some guys cutting and moving the ball...wear out this team on the defensive end and make them work.
EXECUTION! EXECUTION! EXECUTION!
Burke wants to be elite he needs to beat Craft who isn't even going to play in the nba. So frustrating to watch craft eat him alive.
Have that explosive first step and can't get around him, this won't equate well in nba...
That's how I see it. If he can't get around craft how the hell will he survive an NBA defense??
almost every time down the court certainly helps Craft.
Robinson has got to be sick or injured.
Looks like he's using a lot of energy on Thomas on the defensive end...
I know he's crazy athletic but put in Morgan and Mitch together. Try it.
And OSU went on a 9-2 run. No.
Hes obviously hurt and is hurtin the team when hes out there...
Mitch McGary plays for Michigan...or are you an Ohio fan?
There's a lot to bitch about...that's not it.
I knew I recalled seeing Matta at Gringots on Harry Potter! Silly Goblin
I think they need to really show the rest of the team McGary's efforts and tell them to duplicate that, too many OSU extra effort plays beating guys to the ball, and waaaaay too much Burke trying to press the 1 on 1 issue with Craft again. Belien needs to get him under control.
The whole team needs to really, really, really work on boxing out as well.
Beilein should be on the refs every postion to call fouls on Craft.
That half was very disappointing. First of all, Vitale is beyond awful. Second, GR3 is doing absolutely nothing of use. Frustrating to watch. Hopefully, the second half is a lot better because the first half stunk.
Inexplicably pulled Mitch for a gimpy Morgan. GRIII has yet to respond or even appear to try in big games...
Mitch is a big-man he needs breathers once in a while he can't play every single minute. B wasn't pulling him he was giving him some needed rest.
This game isn't must win, but it's about as close as you can get to must win.
Halftime offensive summary:
FG% - 44.4% (12-27)
3PT% - 45.5% (5-11)
FT% - 50.0% (1-2)
Ohio State -
FG% - 50.0% (13-26)
3PT% -42.9% (3-7)
FT% - 50.0% (2-4)
Rebounds and fouls are comparable, but Ohio State actually has more turnovers. It wasn't going to be easy, and a one-point deficit is something you can definitely erase quickly. Go Blue!
Seeing that replay of Craft laying it up in front of Morgan bummed me out. Morgan needed to foul him hard.
Michigan has much more talent than they have had in past years but the offense in the half court is not close to past years. Michigan has got to get better at this if they want to go far in March. For every good set run with a quality shot there are three or four possessions with a three point heave or Burke going one on one.
this is the most efficient offense UM has had since I don't know when. 97-98 maybe? you realize OSU is one of the better Ds in the country.
Can't even use the crowd to our advantage because the play on both ends has been extremely sluggish.
Defensive rotation is slow, defensively we struggle. Quality teams get open looks to easily. We fall asleep on defense and can't keep the dribbler in front. Offensively it looks the same too...lots of dribbling, an attempt at a pick while everyone else stands and watches from the 3 pt. line....frustrating!!!!!
Craft is the leading rebounder in the game right now with 6.
Do not utter the R word in my presence right now!
To me they just look unintrested and soft. Maybe still getting over the loss to Indiana. I know they will come out of this though. Go Blue!
Sorry, but Michigan's uniforms are just horrible. It's the same color as my highlighter.
And to add to the fun, I flip on the Wings to see the score and they're losing to Calgary confirming that they are not good.
This is where we suffer as a community. As a unit.
Jeez. It's a one-point game. Look at all the Negative Nancy posts. Get some perspective, you babies.
Blowout... Come on guys. Let's run an effective offense.
Invisible 40 minutes.
40 vs. IU, and 20 now...he's completely disappeared.
I'm wondering if he's hit a wall and he's just tired. If that's the case. We REALLY need to play McGary and Horford together some. I don't see why not. We used to play McGary with Morgan. Why can't he play with Horford to give GRIII so rest?
where you are coming from, but remember he is still a freshman. It's going to take time.
I perfectly understand...
...so sit him a little and play Horford and McGary together for 4-5 minutes a game. I'm not saying bench the kid for good...he's a very good player. But keep his legs under him.
Watford and Thomas are no joke...so it's not just dead legs, he's playing All-B1G players. But he's gotta sit a little bit so he's 100% against those guys.
I'm not worried. Michigan usually closes strong
All this game is is Burke dribbling around and eventually dishing it off...getting kinda old
Thomas played all 20 minutes. he is going to wear down.
which is obviously why we're not up by 15 at this point. I'll watch the 2nd half so everyone can be calm now
This four game stretch is brutal enough. But not playing well at home is surprising to me. I wonder what coach has up his sleeve for the 2nd half?
mix of pressing too hard or lethargic - we look like we've never been on a big stage.
Have to just play in 2nd half.
Why do we piss ourselves against Ohio? Why?
Burke's having way too many wild shots. Getting your points off 33% shooting kills the team. Do what you do best, buddy. Create opportunities for your teammates and then take the open shots when you get them because the other team is expecting a pass.
This has been the game plan all along guys. The game plan is DONT FUDGE UP THE FIRST HALF!!! and we didn't. Thomas will either wear down or need a rest, we will gain points on that, and we will come out STRONG, im talking a 6 or 8 point run to start the half. It's on, don't skip the second half its going to be FUN to watch. GR3 ends up with 8 points in this half, and Burke gets rolling.
I'm in my 2nd half seat lets get it Blue!!
Or I mean Maize....
My biggest complaint is the numbers...without contrast, u can't read them at all. Any first grader would know this.
I made my fiance look at our uniforms at I wanted her input. She said "what the hell, they don't have their name on the back!"
I had to tell her the names were on the back...but its hard to read lol.