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
in a long time. Can't wait until he's gone to the NBA.
Pliney the younger, and it is amazing. I am drunk. Sitting next to buck nuts in this SD bar, and We are both rooting for the good guys.
Finally, a call done right. Course it's OBVS.
McGary takes the charge...surprised Zeller wasn't the one who went flying.
Clark Kellog thinks McGary got there late.
Kellogg doesn't like anything.
Announcers don't like that charge on Zeller.
To Kellogg's credit. He hated the charge call on Burke early as well. Almost everyone who played hates the way that call is currently referreed.
GET OUT OF THE WAY REF
Pretty annoyed with Kellogg's inconsistency there, but in fairness he complained about a charge called against Burke in the first half, so he's probably just a charge-hater.
THESE REFS SUCK
Video proved two things.
Agree 100%, but that was the 2nd consecutive play that he pushed Zeller for no reason. The play before (i think when indiana hit the 3- the pretty much threw zeller, and no foul call.)
Burke not having a good game so far...got to step it up
Thanks for listening!
So of course then the ref runs right in the way.
This is truly embarrassing.
Ball don't lie
Burke and THJ stepping up big!
I dont see Oladipo being that good!
TIMMAY from downtown!
JESUS CHRIST THAT'S NOT A FOUL
Love how Burke is controlling the offense without playing PG...
something he failed to do in the first half.
Man, I wish we had a player who got all the calls.
Nice block McGary!
Zeller is so lanky that whenever he gets touched he starts to fall over - I can't stand watching him play. Also...McGary's lucky he didn't get T'd for pushing Zeller after the foul call.
That hurts...I have no idea why they kept McGary in with 3 fouls, especially when it was obvious Indiana was doing everything possible to get Zeller the ball in the paint. It was only a matter or time before he got the 4th foul.
What's with the late BS call??
what a baby
Zeller isn't a god. He can be touched
Right now they're worshipping Cody and today is their Easter.
At this point what if we just play Michigan offense vs. Indiana Defense and after every possession, make or miss, we'll just give IU 1 point and save us all the time.
Cody Zeller is going to have an NBA career somewhere along the lines of Adam Morrison
Another five-yard Zeller halo violation.
fuck you you fucking assholes cause you suck and you're blind, let them play or start calling some of that grabbing shit on Indiana then
Zeller has three sets of striped lips tattooed to his @ss. Seriously WTF
I'm usually pretty good pointing out Big Ten refs but I dunno who the f#?$ that little ass bald white dude is that keeps making all these awful calls but good lord! It's like these refs are trying to give this game to Indiana!! Even getting in the way of a ball going out of bounds! That guy was clearly just standing there like a f!?#ing idiot. I am not one to bitch about officiating but today is just awful...
Indiana 31 (13)
Michigan 15 (4)
To make matters worse, Indiana is shooting a good amount worse than UM.
But now we see how silly that foul on zeller was... it costed him the majority of playing time.
Anyone else notice that the refs game IU a fresh 35 after McGary's block that went out of bounds? It didn't end up hurting them, but Beilein and crew need to be on top of that.
holy fuck i love mcgary. I dont even care that he is playing reckless, i love intensity and the pure anger he's playing with. That slap on cody zeller's ass after the charge was the icing on the cake.
There's no defending Zeller without getting a foul called.
I thought that when Morgan was injured and people were suggesting that somehow getting him back would substantially improve our defense it was wishful thinking.
Pretty clear that I was wrong.
It hasn't helped our rebounding.
I really feel like Michigan can play much better help defense down in the post. They leave too many 1 on 1 matchups down there.
You had plenty of time...
What constitues an offensive foul with an elbow?
This is embarassing on the boards. 2 more offensive rebounds
They act like our bigs don't know how to play proper defense by now!! I don't think that they should all be charging, but half of those misses should have been no calls.
Would love if we could rebound the ball, Indiana is going to triple up on us for offensive rebounds.
Edit: 19 offensive rebounds to our 6, so, yeah, they've more than tripled up on our offensive boards and doubled up on our defensive boards.
He needs touches.
Problem today is that we can't...because Zeller is going to foul them all out.
Our guys are afraid to rebound the way the fouls are being called
But it was Zeller so it was okay.
WHAT THE FUCK! HE GOT SLAPPED ACROSS THE FUCKING HEAD!!!
Burke got pushed on that layup attempt...no call. Zeller is breathed on...foul every time.
I don't think GRIII's production totals are so much a product of him playing exceptionally well or poorly. I think they are a symptom of whether or not Michigan is playing the kind of game that it wants to be playing.
It would be nice for Michigan to learn positioning on rebounds.
Wide open 3's two possessiona in a row
Please get the lead back. I can't take trailing the rest of the game.
This has been a terribly officiated game, but if Michigan doesn't get better on the defensive boards, the Sweet 16 might be the best they can do.
If their rebounding and defense doesn't get any better, you have way too high of expectations.
The 3 refs
You can't rebound when any time you get near that flopper Zeller you get called for a foul. He is going to get killed in the NBA. He'll get whoever drafts him fired.
We were scoring when he was bringing it up...
Trey is working so hard to get up the floor we can't get into an offense.
We need to swallow our pride and acknowledge Oladipo is a GREAT defender and just move Burke to SG again...
Just do what works.
Michigan is once again going into a rut with forcing up shots, and Indiana is staying calm and taking open shots....why do they continue to do this for large stretches of the games? They were doing great attacking the basket, and now want to move back to heaving up fast 3s.
I hope they get Stauskas involved on offense some more.
No is the time to win the player of the year
Zeller would be the perfect fit for the Heat and their flopping offense.
come on BLUE.. i can't stand the idea of facing penn state again
ooh a fould on Indiana, really?
Every time I see Zeller he is either flopping or complaining.
they continue to maul us on the offensive glass, I have a bad feeling about the outcome
Probably a bit concerned because they are accumulating fouls very quickly, but I agree.
What we lack in rebounding and drawing imaginary fouls we MORE than make up for with the MAIZE RAGE!!!
....I'm riding those guys in those positions until you get under 4 min and can put McGary back in.
Hardaway doesn't come off the floor IMO.
Burke doesn't bring the ball up UNLESS Oladipo is out of the game.
Gotta make some shots is really the bottom line (probably duh), but we were shooting at just under 50% (49.2%) at halftime, that's dropped to 37.7% and Indiana is now shooting better than us. Take care of a couple of those shots and we're fine.
We need some more drives and kick-outs. Indiana is crowding the paint
Needs a nice hard foul.....maybe two
Not a NPOY-type game for Burke so far. Oladip hasn't exactly set the world on fire, but Burke is limited with Oladipo defending him.
Were a result of bad hedges by Morgan and him trailing the play while others had to give help. I still don't understand why the bigs don't simply show and stay w the roller.
Trey with the trey!
That's not a fucking foul...
How is that a foul. Holy shat.
Lol, Zeller got the foul call before he even caught the ball I think.
how do you lose Zeller. That's horrible. They are getting killed inside.
They are getting easy points. Everything Michigan gets is a struggle
That was a terrible shot. Finally free of Oladipo and he heaves up a prayer.
In good news, Crisler seems really loud. I likey.
I give it a minute or two before Refs take McGary out of the game now.
I hate zeller...he's a walking foul call.
Fuck, put in someone big and just have them fucking break him in two. I would honestly consider letting a T happen to send a message.
Rule #1 of college basketball: you do not touch Cody Zeller.
Rule #2 of college basketball: YOU DO NOT TOUCH CODY ZELLER!
Now IU is on fire from 3. This is not good
Burke is amazing. As. Always.
Zeller is shocked he did not get a foul call. Creen will probably petition the Big Ten
He was yelling at #23 to get out the way because he clogged the lane and it was his man who helped and got Michigan the ball back.
Defense is going to be key these last 8 minutes.
Whoa...no call even though someone clearly smelled Zeller
great basketball game so far- who wants it more in the last 8 minutes!!!
For the sake of my sanity and blood pressure I'm treating the officiating with detached amusement.
We can't trade buckets. It's time to get STOPS!
We have to play with that intensity, emotion and will on the defensive end like we did for that stretch in the first half that got us out to a double digit lead.
It started with THJ's block in the 1st half. Someone go make a play and let's make another run that's led by DEFENSE!
Zeller like "WTF? Our agreement was no fouls on me." Refs kiss his feet, apologize.
I'm just astouded that we're within 1 despite being outrebounded by 20
43 to 22 in rebounding... good god
our misses on offense is more frustrating because our defense is nowhere near what it was in the beginning of the game
Damnit, dunk the damn ball
He's got 4 fouls he can't play McGary style defense...
MOTHER FUCKING LAYUPS has this team missed this year? I'm thinking about 100.
So that's what offensive rebounds feel like. Nice.
It is so frustrating that they will not box out.
Block the fuck out. We aren't mean enough in the paint.
come on mitch you had plenty of time on the shot clock
This has to be about DEFENSE!!!
Needs to calm down with the ball, he is trying to go 1000 miles an hour with the ball vs making a good play.
Glad to see Sheehey back on the bench.
Mitch is the white hole
keeping us in it...but why do we dribble for 20 seconds without reversing the ball. Not good
Gotta finish. But he crossed the SHIT out of him.
18 pts, 5/8 3 pts, 4 assists, 3 steals, 4 rebounds. I'll take some more hero ball, please.
Haha, what a ridiculous 3 Burke made. I'll take it, but, damn. That was pure luck.
payback for the clanked three in Columbus
Leave it all on the floor for this last four minutes.
Imagine if we could only rebound. We'd be scary good.
How is that IU ball when oladipo just touched it?
Zeller said so.
Redacted because my statement made no sense.
WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING AT?!!
Serious guys, I've never complained about the officials this much in my LIFE!
This has gotten out of control with all the bad calls/no calls.
Lets go Blue
Anyone else think the refs are handing IU some extra possessions with these out of bounds calls?
Could that have been out on us,
I've never understood how refs seem to never consider physics when calling ob.
Might only be fair to see some bonus basketball in overtime
That said, we just need the win. Period. I'll get all romantic after we get the W.
Refs terrible out of bounds call. I think that was Olidipo that knocked it out of bounds, called to Indiana (for some reason).
Yeah, we've been getting humped by the refs, but gotta play thru it.
We just need to get STOPS.
Burke's mindset can't be about matching them shot for shot. We need to have the mindset as a TEAM that "okay, they're done scoring for today, period."
We need to make every single shot as difficult as a Trey Burke step back 3. Because they don't have Trey Burke to make it.
i'm all kinda nervous right now
Playing hard, playing tough, so stop whining about them......
The most nerve-wracking regular season game ever.
Oladipo is tough
I will join everyone else, bad shot bad possession
Burke hero ball <<<<<<
I think Burke has settled the player of the year conversation with this second half. Now go out and win the damn game.
Come on man...you've got teammates, run the offense.
The twisting shots from oladipo and zeller are such luck!!
2:43 left in the game. This is going to be a looong half-hour.
Gotta go in and out and stop settling for perimeter shots
Other people on team?
slap the floor we need a stop D
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That's what we need. D UP!
dust off the backdoor cut just once for me. Picture Burke threading the needle to a flying GRIII for a slam
I'm in a love-hate relationship with Burke taking over the game. He puts the team on his back and carries us to victory (see Purdue, for example) but sometimes it results in possessions like that. Bad possession, bad shot. Bad pretty much everything.
reduced to Burke step-back J's, we are DONE.
Burke is a better PG when he gets everyone involved, and takes the open shots that come his way.
what the fuck was that???
Glad Burke made that, but I don't want it to encourage him to take more shots like that lol
We haven't been able to stop them, we've got to throw a different look at them.
Let's go 1-3-1 or 2-3 for this possession.
These refs. Hulls allowed to undercut Burke. No call.
It's astounding how we stand under the hoop, watch our hands, and just expect the ball to fall into them. Meanwhile we've got an opponent fly over 3 of our players to tip it in. This is just maddening.
I can't stand it!!!
Burke got mugged by The World's Meanest Hobbit
Why can we not box out ANYBODY?!
What a game. Nice to see
Hulls shoots straight from his uterus
Nice move by Burke, Michigan leads!
Turnover!!!! Come on guys you got this!!!
Let's not give up the lead from here on out. please.
LOL Michigan is going to do it!!!!
Michigan taking control. Finish them now.
Calls?? WE HAZ THEM!
referee karma!! About time it showed up
ball don't lie motherfucker
That is all
Traveling on Zeller? INCONCEIVABLE!
There will be an investigation.
Round up the usual suspects.
Focus for 1 minute, Indiana only has 4 fouls so be safe and smart with the ball
You big Lurch mother fucker!
WE ON BABY
Heart attack time.
Am impressed with the way we are battling.
Finally zeller called for that travel!!
Well, that last minute or so went swimmingly.
We need another ball handler...this is a MUST posession.
Throat hoarse, no fingernails, Big Ten.
yay for having possession arrow too
I throw the TV
Get the guards in and get the ball in bounds. That is most important.
Alright, run the shot clock all the way down, profit.
After forcing us to take a timeout by pressuring the inbounder, they immediately backed off of it? Ok, whatever.
in this game.
That should be a flagrant foul.
clear path foul??
should be 2 and the ball
Robinson might need a rape kit after that...
get off your knees ref you're blowing the game
That's not even close guys...let's get serious.
Kellog is right
Refs will be too scared to make this call correctly
I gurantee they will not change this. Because, fuck all of the things.
That had better be a intentional foul or I am driving up to Crisler and hitting a ref in the face
did he rape him?.. is that what i heard?
If that's intentional, then get rid of the rule
Damn it why does Crisler pump in so much music
Need more band time
TWO SHOTS PLUS POSSESSION MOTHERFUCKERS!
I will agree with all ref bitching if this isn't an intentional.
It's ok I trust these refs to make the right call
these calls never go our way
These refs are the ALL TIME worse.
weren't the 2 previous fouls intentional also. This is what I don't like about basketball
Pushing on the back is not a play on the ball.