Alright, Shaky start but good play by our boys most of the way, we need to keep it going.
I figured I'd start another thread cause the other one was getting slow per usual.
Go Blue, let's put up another banner!
3 pt lead at the half, can't complain
It could be better, but let's not forget that IU missed shots the should've made as well.
In the end, I'd say 33-30 is about right. The biggest issue to me is the fouls called when people guard Zeller. THAT is a joke.
In the end, it was our defensive intensity that carried us to the lead. We have to maintain that. We played with it for about 14 minutes of the 1st half. If we can get a full 20 minutes in the 2nd half with that intensity, we win.
Anyone know the foul situation right now?
on burke seemed to really slow us down. what adjustments do you make with that?
THJ and LeVert?
They put THJ at PG and had him bring the ball up the floor.
It slowed us down, but we were scoring when we made this move.
Another move I'd make is put Spike in and have him run PG.
Don't be hardheaded in this case, if they're going to put him on Burke, don't fight it and be stubborn. If he's on Burke, he's NOT on THJ. He's NOT on Stauskas.
Play Burke at SG where he'll still get his looks, and keep it rolling. Also look for THJ to assert himself even more if they stay with this move.
Shoot guys, Beilein just got a technical for telling our bigs to continue defending Zeller hard int he second half. According to the ref, mentioning defending Zeller is clearly an instance of instigation by a coach that needs to be stopped.
My big criticism is (shared by many) the fouls that anyone guarding Zeller seems to get. Given our start and play throughout the half, a 3 point lead seems about right.
Can't touch him without getting a foul. Even without touching him, guys still get called. B1G refs are a disgrace.
Good thing is we're playing tough D and being tough in the paint. So, I like where we're at at the half.
Our commercial > Indiana's commercial. Fact.
couldn't have said it better myself.
...that is all.
Never understood why second half threads are made, or why the mods don't zap them.
for these big games. Scrolling through 450 already read comments to get to the twenty you haven't read can be time consuming. Honestly, I wouldn't complain about quarterly threads if the game is big enough (and basketball had, you know, quarters).
I JUST HIGH FIVED GREG MATTISON AND SHOOK LLOYD CARRS HAND. I AM SO HAPPY RIGHT NOW.
Hulls is the only Hoosier to have 2 fouls.
Morgan McGary each have 2 fouls.
Fouls are even at 9 at the half.
Burke has 4 points and 4 TO's.
Morgan and McGary combine for 4 fouls...Zeller has 1?
going to have no fingernails left.
Mine are gone.
Finally the stop with that stupid "secret button" theme they've been doing for 4 years now.
Don't breathe on Zeller....
Have to rebound the ball better too.
If we can close that gap, we are in business. Hopefully having Morgan and McGary back in will help.
Burke got off to a slow start, but if he breaks out this half. Good.
let's do this!!!
We need to rebound...
They need to box out, 2 positions now.
They need to box out, 2 positions now.
Morgan can't finish...
Oladipo did have a great block, all ball. Was nice, except for the part where I'm a Michigan fan.
Horrible start to the half. Ugh
Stauskas the bucket getter
Come on this a B1G crown on the line...
This is too stressful.
So, Zeller shouldn't have fallen, but that was a foul on McGary.
Hahahahhaha. Ok that was funny. Nice flop.
I thought McGary would have calmed down at this point. Still too amped up.
At least that time time he knocked zeller on his ass.....but Zeller was still only barely touched, he is like a girl
It wasn't much contact. Play it up like it was something excessive CBS.
What a fucking flop. Zeller is such a bitch.
Oh good, a completely unnecessary review.
God these refs are terrible.
This is why they need a diving call in basketball
It's a foul, but my god Zeller is a pussy. I can't wait to watch him be terrible in the NBA.
is such a bull shit actor, ooh he feathered me, I'll go flying down to the floor
suddenly, its a MLS game.
Would love to see a foul called on the flopper as well in that situation.
Or it is a foul