I think we're going to win tonight. No reason why, just a hunch.
Hoops open thread
Here, I'll just sum it up real quick so we don't have to keep checking. We can't make a shot. We can't play defense. We lose. Sound familiar?
Edit: was being mostly sarcastic and trying to summarize the pain we've gone through all season.
and unfortunately my negative attitude has been mostly true :( When will it get better?
1-9 to start, really seems confused on D for some reason.
quick update 1-10
Well this isn't going to help my mood...
NOT good start. Can still turn this around. Getting some open looks again. Petey needs to find his touch around the basket
And we were favored by 2.5? Wow, I wish I had a bookie.
26 games into the season, I'm still stunned at our complete inability to drain wide-open shots.
Painful. Thank you Gibby
Our defense hasn't actually been too bad tonight. Need some buckets though, in a bad way. And the more I type, the more bricks I'm seeing. UGH
need to be locked into a gym, pipe in crowd music and don't let em out until they can hit an open 3, again. They used to be able to do that right?
Just don't let the Freep hear about it.
stop shooting 3s
get ball inside
There just has to be somebody on that bench better than Stu. Not trying to be a dick, but he is consistently wide open game after game and just throwing up bricks, with the occasional 2 shot hot streak now and than..
Why not keep him in and get him some experience, it's not like Douglas is doing anything.
Thats not intentional???
That's ridiculous. He manhandled him, and not so much in the figurative sense.
Must admit I LOL'd at Musberger's "Harris with a netball"... Haha just kinda put this whole season into perspective. Screw '09-'10
how was that not an intentional foul
4 on 1 turns into a awful stu miss. then a 3 by illinois. we're dominating this game in every facet but shooting for the most part
Make the damn free throws.
We are going to have to repaint the rims at halftime....
wow. just wow.
this is like watching a monkey trying to screw a football
I think that would be pretty damn entertaining to watch and rather funny.
Defense has been real solid so far. rebounding and shooting are obviously struggling, but you can't fault the effort. I would love to see Morris attack the hoop a little more as the game progresses.
I just can't turn it off. I think this is what addiction feels like
I should be upset but I can't help but laugh at how bad/ugly this game is. Seriously, you just let a rebound go through your hands and an Illinois player gets it and drains an open 3??? wow
Having a hard time coming up with words that describe my disgust with this. Make a shot. Someone. Anyone.
This team has played well in one half and poorly in the other all year long.
Here's to hoping the second half they shoot lights out.
+1 to the kid with the Erin Andrews 2011 sign, +1 to Brent for talking about it for a solid minute.
-1 for the glue job on the sign though.
we'd be awesome at horseshoes.
won't win many games when you're shooting 20 percent from the field. It still baffles me how our shooting efficiency has plummeted from last year at almost equal shot selection.
Does anyone know why Kelvin isnt playing yet? Whats the status on him?
They don't want to burn a redshirt this year. He may play next year after football season.
Lavin keeps talking about Illinois "letting Michigan hang around." Dude, if we were shooting merely poorly, and not catastrophically bad, we'd probably be ahead.
There we go!!!
or has Manny been slamming down his fast break dunks extra hard of late. That was monsterous!
HUGE dunk by Harris!
In the words of Dave Chapelle, Manny just got "Wakakakaka" on Illinois.
That was a top 5 Manny throw down. Lets GO
SEND IT IN (JEROME) MANNY!
manny, manny, manny
dunkz only plz kthx
My love for Novak has been renewed
misses the three and can't decide whether to go after the rebound or not. His hesitation gives up a dunk on the other end. Got to be more decisive in ur actions
He got burned for not going for the rebound last game -- so I'm surprised he didn't commit either way.
Is there a feed for this game anymore on the internets? I am stuck at work until 9.
Free throws! Come on. We're giving away points.
but have an inordinate amount of shots rimmed out this game or is that just me? For both teams really
Nothing is dropping. I like the energy they came out with this half, but if they don't hit their shots/layups/freethrows, it doesn't really matter.
6/12 from free throw. 5/26 from 3. All you need to know so far really. Defense playing well enough that its only an 8 point defecit
Just looked in on the Canada/Germany game and Shea Weber fired the puck THROUGH THE NET AND OUT THE BACK! That dude has got one hell of a slapshot to go along with his dangerous uppercut.
One game they call everything including phantom fouls, the next game they call nothing. SO inconsistent... it frustrates me!!!
Oh F THIS SHIT.
EDIT: Refs are in over their heads again.
These last two fouls were complete phantom calls - refs anticipated contact that never actually came.
Finally we made a shot.
Out of control.
I edited right before you replied. I feel like I should disclose this to you.
I felt like I needed to replace my original post with something more positive.
I saw that, haha. At least you're putting some effort into being positive! Woo!
HOW MANY EFFING LAYUPS ARE WE GOING TO MISS!!???!?!?!?!
They remind me of the Pistons out there right now.
I've made the decision. I'll be walking out into the middle of the road tonight, laying down, and hoping I get crushed to death, slowly and painfully. It surely has to be more enjoyable than this display.
We can't make 3's, we can't make free throws, we can't make layups.
And as I type this Harris makes a 3.
Come on guys let's go!
The Illini are trying to hand it over to Michigan but Michigan doesn't seem to want it enough. DUNK THE BALL MANNY!
Why did Novak decide right then, for the first time all game, to put the ball on the floor?
well then. Great defense not rewarded.
Fuck the possession arrow. What a dumb rule. Jump it up like in the pros.
Quick 3 and we are right back in this baby!
and we are right back out of this.
Double sad panda.
LAYUP! CAPITAL LETTERS MEAN FRUSTRATION
This game just pretty much depressed the living crap out of me. This was a win. Wow
I love Manny Harris. But after watching tonights game, I just don't think he's ready for the NBA.
Manny missed at least 3 layups tonight.
What does Beilein say in the huddle, "All right guys we're 6-30 threes, just keep chuckin', eventually we will get above that 30% mark, right?"
They took what the defense was giving. Illinois packed it in and didn't give up anything inside. In return, they left our shooters totally unguarded. Yeah, it sucked that we kept missing, but they were mostly good shots. Driving into the teeth of the defense didn't yield much all night.
You're right, just so frustrating to watch... I actually feel for Beilein, at this point it's got to be hard to keep the team's morale up
good scrimmage...the pre-season rolls on
March 11, here we come!