No. looks like it was going out of bounds and hit the ref.
Levert Would've had the Steal Anyway!
giving all their angles.
and would have been Levert's.
I think the call on contact went Michigan's way because of the two baaaad calls right before it. One was the ball hit out of bounds by Tennessee (clearly seen during the refs review) and they gave the ball to Tennessee. Calling a jump ball would have gave it to Michigan. Refs wanted the ball in Tennessee's hands and gave it to them.
That shit had some Tiger Woods backspin - wasn't even close to going out of bounds.
If the ref lets that go, Caris picks it up.
Play starts at 59 seconds on the linked page
Caris had it easily with room to run
JMo likely gets some BS call if Caris grabs it and goes the other way, honestly great hands by him
UFR the replay clearly shows the ball not hitting the ref and it stayed in bounds with Caris grabbing for it. My bad.
Nice how the talking heads are focusing on that play but completely ignoring the absurd monitor-review possession call.
WTF??? It wasn't even close. Still shaking my head. Reminded me of some of the calls in the NC game.
and we wouldn't have had to worry about that tricky thing called inbounding the basketball.
Or if the refs didn't blatantly try to steal the game from us on the bullshit review where they said it went off of Michigan when it clearly went off of Mayman. Guess the laws of physics cease to exist in Indianapolis.
Refs did everything they could to gift this to Tenn.
Seriously? Can we at least not bitch about the refs giving the game to the other team when we won the game in no small part due to a call going our way at the end?
That out of bounds call with 28 seconds left was clear as day. It wasn't a judgment call. They flat-out blew it and there's no reason why we shouldn't acknowledge that. If they make the right call there, the final 28 seconds would have been academic.
*Assuming Michigan can in-bound the ball first. Then they would be academic.
Not when the officials blow an OBVIOUS REPLAY call that almost gives the game away. Just because we then got a call at the end of the game doesn't somehow mean the refs aren't a bunch of blind as hell asshats.
There is NO excuse for blowing a call on REPLAY. None.
It is funny the UT fans think they only lost because of the refs. I, and most of us, think we won despite the refs. The controversial call probably does not happen if they properly review the out of bounds call. Very few on the UT board mention that travesity . . .
Jeez. Get a grip, dude.
lol a grip on what?
I'm happy we won. I'm not the one complaining after a win.
Well except about you guys lol. Cant seem to edit with the app. Now you can get your extra negs in :)
motherf*cking want--watch us! That call was crap, and we might not have been going through any of the remaining BS anyway.
Everyone who has replied to me needs to learn how to read. I`m well aware the replay call was horrible. I'm referring to people saying the refs were blatantly trying to steal the game, not that the refs made mistakes.
Having said that, I've seen little else throughout the season in post-game comments besides ref bitching. I usually agree actually, but it gets so old. I'd rather someone enlighten me on basketball strategy. I've learned a lot about strategy and technique in football from this blog but very little about basketball.
Other than the bad off-Tennessee-player/non-reversed call, I thought the calls were generally going UM's way. There were some weak calls on TN and at least one or two non-calls on UM that easily could have been fouls. Like any game, there's going to be calls one or the other side doesn't like, but when you almost blow a 15-point lead with a bunch of ugly turnovers, it's hard to say it was the refs who tried to gift the game.
But but but....Peyton was a real good QB!
1. Regardless of who it hits, the ball stays in bound, and LeVert was going to get it.
2. Some people like Seth Davis are arguing it was a block. And so, LeVert getting the ball wouldn't matter.
3. It was a charge. Even Gottleib gets it. As he pointed out on TBS in college you can move sideways if you're the primary defender and you've established position.
If the ref lets them play on, then he almost surely stays out of bounds so as to not make an all-time screwup. (Getting in the way of a live ball for no reason.) If the ref stays out of the way, then the ball stays in bounds.
I didn't catch it in real time, but see the link above. The back-spin caused the ball to bounce waist-high on a silver platter for Caris inbounds.
Anybody saying otherwise is either an idiot, blind or has an agenda of some kind (MSU fan, OSU fan, etc.).
The same announers openly rooting for UT during the game? Fuck em.
Tenn, cry bitches cry!
Take it as a compliment. Everyone roots for the underdog. You shouldnt be surprised.
I normally find Nantz and Anthony to be ok announcers, but I really wanted to punch both of them in the face by the end of the game. That shit was ridiculous.
From the replay, it looked like the ball had some back spin on it, and it bounced straight up about six inches from the end line. I think LeVert would have had it, but there is also a good chance they call a foul on him there as well.
I'll take the Morgan charge either way.
I was about to post the same dang thing. Glad you did. LeVert migt have laid a goose egg for the second half but his D was pretty good when it counted.
call becuase it meant we had to inbound. Caris would have had that ball clear of anyone from TN.
Indeed. Although it was a charge anyway.
And thankfully, what a stupid move by the Tennessee player anyway going right into 2 Michigan players. Even Gottleib took a break from his Vol ass kissing to point out how bad that was.
The media hates us
Eh, the media picked TN and likes upsets. Doubt it's personal. They loved us last year.
of the tournament.
I'm not saying it wasn't a charge (it was). But it's hard to make that call at that time.
Calling a foul a foul even if it is in the last seconds of the game,however, isn't even in the same stratosphere as that officially reviewed last touched call.
And anyone who pretends that that charge was the 'refs giving Michigan the game' but doesn't even mention the above is probably biased.
...or a Spartan.
It certainly looked like he threw an elbow into LeVert when the ball came loose.
how ridiculously awful that out of bounds replay call was, I'll take a makeup call or three in that situation.
When will I get to watch a game with the announcers rooting for Michigan? Oh, and F U REFS
If we are fortunate enough to make the Final Four there will be normal converage and team centric coverage on two of the channels.
It'll all be forgotten about come Sunday
Two of the three "analysts" in the studio predicted a TN win. Even after they were praising TN for their "remarkable" tournament run. Not a damn possitive word about how we played and won.
How do they call 2-1 a "run" anyway?
They were 3-1 . . . they played in a play-in game. They had a great run for an 11 seed, there's no doubt about that.
I mean if they would have made the clear correct call on the out of bounds this would be a non issue.
If you get the easy call right first (you know, the one you got to watch 10 times in slow mo replay on the video review) then that play isn't a big deal
Maybe it was a make-up call but I don't care. We were absolutely jobbed on that video review and that's why Tennessee was even in a position to win at the end anyway.
I thought I was on RCMB for a second.
"The media hates us."
"Jim Nantz has always hated Michigan."
Really? We're pulling out that bullshit?
Very few individuals in the media have been giving Michigan any credit whatsoever since the BTT. They have been largely ignoring the fact that UM won the Big Ten regular season to give all the credit to MSU for winning the somewhat meaningless BTT, many of them predicted Tenn/Texas to beat Michigan, and they have refused to give UM credit after proving their asses wrong.
In the end winning on the court is what matters, but it is still annoying when the media doesn't give a team the respect that it has earned on the court.
Let me guess, Jim Delaney was in on it too right?
First off, who predicted Texas to beat Michigan? I saw no one who predicted that, at all.
As for the people who predicted Tennessee to beat us, they weren't so far off were they seeing as it came down to literally the last second. That seemed to be a pretty good call.
And no one in the media gave us respect. Not Seth Davis right? Because it's not like in that article he said we had the best opening weekend.
And everyone is gifting MSU the national title over us right? No one is ranking us ahead of them right? Not Myron Medcalf, right?
Yes, there are people who have been picking against Michigan. People haven't been talking about Michigan as much as other teams. But that's because we've beaten a 15 and 7 seed as a 2 seed with not much drama. There hasn't been a ton to talk about, which is a good thing as a 2 seed.
Some people are picking against us, yes. But that happens for every team, including MSU. To say the media hates us is just stupid.
But Tracy Wolfson and Seth Davis....both u of m grads. Tirico on espn, lives in A2. Not sure we can claim media bias. Just no sucking up like Duke gets from Vitale.
Agreed about all of that, although Davis actually went to Duke
LeVert would have had the steal and could have run some clock off before getting fouled instead of having to deal with another inbounds play.
Why does it seem we have so much trouble getting the ball inbounds? I Know Spike is a great passer but he seems too short for these plays.
I was screaming at the tv to have someone else take the ball out.
Why is Spike always inbounding the ball when they are face guarding him? Why in the hell can we not stop having trouble inbounding?
Well for two weeks we saw what happened when levert was there and that was an utter failure.
Where can i find a replay of the play?
LeVert would easily have it!
Agree, the ball had some crazy back spin and Levert had a step on Stokes. And since the team was struggling to throw the ball in, that might have been better.
It would have been yes, he had it clean and the ball was staying in bounds.
And that would have off set his 8 TO's and overall poor game
A no call there would have been much better for us. Not complaining though.
I disagree. Stokes lowered his shoulder into Morgan's chest. Morgan had position and the ref was in perfect position to see it. That gets called 80-90% of the time, and refs aren't supposed to change how they call the game based on situation (althought they do). A make-up call would have been if he gently backed Morgan up and got called for the charge.
Agreed, but a w is a w
And there's no way it could have been a block so it's M's ball either way. That's either a charge or a no-call and in either scenario M gets possession. Stauskas missing second of two is inexcusable btw. Imagine if UT hit the half courter?