At some point, doesn't it go from "every team brings their 'A' game" to "our defense is not so good?"
MBB: UM vs. Penn State Open Thread.
It went to that about a month ago.
That was not a charge. are you kidding me?
Close call, he was shuffling a bit.
Someone needs to coach Stauskas on leaving his feet on drives.
I will take that
FUCKING BULLSHIT AGAIN
That was not a charge. Are you kidding me?
not a double post
Get the fuck out of here.
McGary stealing some momentum. Then Stauskas...
Not worth getting a T over. At halftime the coaches have a chance to talk things over with the officials.
Again, guy is shuffling and ANOTHER charge called. Can you shuffle and still get that call? I read somewhere that you can (I think). Shoddy.
Yes, you can. By rule, your feet do not have to be set.
Stauskas needs to just pull up and hit a mid-range jumper. That or control your freaking body.
What the fuck?!
but great effort Nik. Feed it to your teammates not named Mitch McGary.
Trillion time for Vogrich
I always think 'oh no, he's going to fall like 3 feet short of the basket' then he basically floats to a layup.
It would be nice if we could get charge calls too.
And I guarantee a turnover...
looks pissed. Wouldn't want to be a player in that locker room right now.
I'm finally coming around. The charge call may have run its course, time to get rid of it. Plus BIG ten refs are horrible.
Need to just pull up and bank that one off the window, instead of lowering your shoulder into a guy already planted. Would've been a great momentum killer.
I REALLY WISH STAUSKAS WOULD GET A T THERE. 2 straight bs "charges" on him. You could hear him say "are you kidding me?" audibly.
You wish he'd get a T? Fuck that.
Penn State on par to score 20+ above their conference average against us, again. Ugh. I also feel like every single game I hear about how are turning the ball over much more than our season average... at some point doesn't our average go up?
No. Our average stays the same no matter what.
We'd be up 8-10 if we weren't lazy in the first half. I don't think Beilein will allow that to happen in the 2nd.
Part of me thinks JB will go all, "if you're not in it, you're pulled." But another part things he will go all Al Gorgeous and go, "give it time; it'll work . . ."
Hire our own full-time referees. The B1G makes too much money not to be able to have their own full-time refs in football and hoops. If the Big East could go to 6 personal fouls for a couple years, we should be able to lobby to have our own refs.
What i would give for the NCAA to go to 6 fouls
Nice idea in theory, but then where do they come from.
No good referee is going to willingly limit his number of games by agreeing to only work the B10. Therefore, you're stuck with the refs who are willing to do that and they certainly will be bottom of the barrel.
According to Outside the Lines back in 2010 (http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/news/story?id=5581117)
This quote from the article: "The average Division I ref might make $50,000 a year, if he can officiate 40 to 60 games a season, but that's before taxes -- and that earning power goes away the minute a guy is injured or sick or can't work for whatever reason."
This is referring to college basketball, but I'd let this be the starting point in the conversation. I think the B1G should at least look into it.
Interesting. The B10, however, gets the top officials in the game. Guys that routinely work 80-90 games and thus are making closer to $80,000+ a year.
Can we really pay the top X officials 80k a year to work only 20-30 games each?
I don't see the referees going for it. Especially considering working only B10 games is going to affect their upward mobility (re: working the national tournament).
But I'd be happy if there's at least a conversation about it. There's too much money involved now to not think about it.
drive me nuts with their inconsistency....and so does our BBall team for that matter
They have a shot at a BIG championship and that's the type of effort in the first half. Also, what does it take for Coach B to figure out he needs to cover the inbounder at the end of the half? 4.1 seconds and they give up an 8 foot jumper. Good thing PSU doesn't shoot all that well.
That halftime announcer is annoying. Haters gonna hate.
Jim Jackson is annoying. Sorry your son isn't on our team.
Those two charging calls on Stauskas were garbage.
Here's the shooting at halftime:
We've got eight offensive rebounds and eighteen overall, which is a much better pace than last week. We could stand a few less turnovers in the second half (10 compared to Penn State's 7), but otherwise very competitive and, from an offensive standpoint, in Michigan's favor. Having Morgan out there definitely helps - he was responsible for half of the offensive rebounds last week despite playing less than half the game, although McGary has the most of anyone tonight.
PSU not ending up at 50% from the 3 at the end of the game. Sure we leave em wide open, but, just no.
I feel like even if we didn't leave anybody on the floor PSU wouldn't normally shoot 50% from 3.
Crappy 1st half. This team is in a cons.
Stat of the half: 10 turnovers by Michigan. That just isn't tolerable. Should be rectified.
Look top teams have lost to worse teams already this season.
Not playing the best at the moment but I think this team will pick it up in the second half. Good way to almost score the last four points of the half and it started with good defense McGary.
Rationality is not welcome in a BB game thread
upset alert. upset alert.