This is uncomfortably reminiscent of the last time we played Clemson (2009 tourney).
MBB UM/Clemson Open Thread
That game was more uncomfortable than it had to be but we did win. I'll take the same result today.
clemson cheerleaders. rawr.
Clemson figured out how to shoot and adjusted to faceguard the hell out of us this half.
Sure looked like Morris got fouled on that last drive there. Better get things settled & get some flow back to the offense before Clemson really heats up.
would really help us out... it's a lot easier to defend jump shooters from 20 feet than ball movement from 10
Morgan answering your request with a couple nice follows. :)
Couldn't help but think of this:
We are playing very aggressive ball. Exactly what I like to see in this young team.
49-39 8:22 to go
51-39 Michigan. Under 8 minutes.
Jordan Morgan getting two big baskets
24 Jennings on clemson looks like Jalen Rose
Wow - good call. He really does.
Make it three
He's taking over.
He's playing his role in the offense really well in this stretch. Hanging out by the rim, cleaning up the glass, making the easy buckets.
He's more polished than I was expecting. He's shown some nifty footwork. I love the thought of having him four years. Every championship team has a guy like him.
We look a real basketball team. Oh Holy Jesus, let it be true.
Is Clemson any good?
so not too bad of a performance if we can hang on, especially on the road.
and especially because Clemson has won something like 50 of their last 52 at home.
Am i wrong in saying this or do we have a good d this year? Weve got some size, but can shoot outside
The team definitely seems more active than last year. I'm sure they'll be ground up by some of the more talented, bigger teams in the B10, but this team definitely looks better than last year defensively. Clemson isn't anything great, but keeping them under 40 points late into the 2nd half is impressive against against AQ team.
J Mo the garbage man
Sounds good to me, Oscar the Grouch ! (muppet-esque)
Clemson is not a good team. We are still bottom 3 in Big Ten.
They certainly don't seem to be very good but it remains a very tough place to play and this is still an impressive performance from such a young team
Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
Can you not just be happy?
3pt - 4-18
FT - 9-13
Reb - 29
T/O - 9
Pts in Paint - 30!
I love that we're doing this without shooting well from 3.
Isn't it nice to watch a U-M sporting event without getting the Fear? It's surprisingly refreshing. Hey-o low expectations.
I'm just happy to forget about all the football coaching "controversy" for a while. Nice change of pace.
Sssh! This is why we can't have nice threads. But yeah, that's what I was trying to hint at.
Love the way this team is competing on the defensive end especially. If they can play this hard every night for 40 minutes they'll be in a lot of ballgames in the big 10
Douglass with a Novak-esque play there to steal a possession!
Loved the hustle by Douglas on that out of bounds run.
Just wanted to shove it in ESPN's face. Here's their predictions for the game
MICHIGAN AT CLEMSON (ESPN2, 9 ET)
Bilas: Clemson -- The Tigers are at home, and Michigan hasn't won away from home.
Brennan: Clemson -- Michigan might not be as bad as we thought, but it is not good enough to beat a capable Clemson team, whose only loss was a one-point neutral-court defeat to ODU.
Fraschilla: Clemson -- Early returns about new coach Brad Brownell are positive.
Gottlieb: Michigan -- Searching for an upset here, the 1-3-1 proves tough to tame. The Wolverines appear a bit better than expected, though they will suffer in conference.
Katz: Clemson -- The Tigers, regardless of coach, are too tough at home against similar-level teams.
Leung: Clemson -- Tigers coach Brad Brownell is fitting right in and has enough weapons to win this one.
Lunardi: Clemson -- The Wolverines are a long way from being able to win at Littlejohn.
O’Neil: Clemson -- The Wolverines have done little to prove they're over what ailed them last season.
Williams: Clemson -- After losses to both Syracuse and UTEP, I don't see the Wolverines bouncing back at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Eat it haters!
Don't hate the player (or fomer player) hate the washed up coaches whose incoherent ramblings are paid for by the 4 letter network.
Dude! You can't post this before the game is over. Don't you remember what happened when somebody posted that Auburn was going down!?
The Tigers are at home, and Michigan hasn't won away from home.
Didn't they beat a team in Europe? Sure, it didn't count, but certainly away from home.
Just noticed C.J. Lee behind the Michigan bench. Good to see he's still involved with the program.
They are playing well in a tough place. Finially a couple threes from Novak, he shooting so bad this year. They really need him to hit just a few more shots each game.