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MBB v Minnesota Open Thread
I am so pissed game not being shown here in Northern Ohio. But if anybody wants to know how Duke is faring against Miami or how Lehigh is doing against Bucknell I'm your guy.
Duke is playing Georgia Tech at 9? Are you sure this game isn't on for you? I thought these games were always on nationally in every state. There aren't any other ranked games on at 7...
turns in an absolute clinic on how to play PG today. Look for our guards to really rub off hard on hard screens by McGary/Morgan and to take care of the ball.
I'm looking for a good performance tonight, and a win. I hope the team learned a hard lesson on the road against Buckeyes. Better decisions with the ball (especially prior to throwing up the rock). Less turnovers. Game, us.
In the barn
Stuck running office hours til 8:30 :( At least I can catch the end ha
for the moment Michigan is down by seven or eight points. FIRE BEILEIN! FIRE BACARDI! YOU SUCK PLAYER X. Commence board meltdown.
Keep it on the positive side... I gotta good feeling about tonight
I really think they will bounce back tonight even though Minnesota is one of the tougher places to play. Should be a good one!
To be fair, Player X has been a total variable this year.
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No, that's madden.
Get to watch from 7-8 then gots ta leave for work. Hoping we're up by 30 at that point!!!
Game hasn't started yet?
ESPN3 is telling me that it is about to begin. I thought tip-off was at 7.
Hasn't tipped on espn yet.
And as soon as I send the last post the feed starts.
Oh and I'm not sitting in the same chair I did for the Ohio game, yes I'm superstitious.
Fuck! we have to listen to Dukie V
not a fan
Not to judge, but he really seems a little too happy, a little too wacky. Also, I feel he should share his secret with us.
Let's Go Blue!
Dickie V mentioning rebounding percentage, fouls and points per possession. Tempo free stats are truly mainstream.
Minnesota is 0-2 vs teams ranked #5 this season.
There ya go Nik!
Tubby's stache gets better every game.
Does anyone know why they still have an elevated floor?
Term paper writing?
Seriously what's with all the blocks?
Morgan is terrible. Put in McGary please.
He goes up soft like he's afraid. Can't have that if your going to be a big man.
I'm listening to the radio broadcast. Sounds like Michigan may be playing a little tense. Hardaway hits a three as I write this.
They're on pogo sticks!
Hardaway with another!
The good THJ is here tonight, fellas!
THJ so clutch right now!
And Trey is forcing crap again.
Come on Trey. You've got Timmay who has nailed his first two from beyond the arc trailing with no one in the vicinity and instead you take a contested two. Stop trying to improve the draft stock and get back to being a point guard.
Enough of this hero ball nonsense.
Didn't love that shot so early in the clock. He can get an 18 foot jumper any time he wanted. That felt like a shot he put up because he hadn't had a shot yet.
Gotta pick up the intensity on D. Tim feeling it early.
I would say a long 2 point jumper is probably the best shot we can get in transition. Confirm this Brian?
THJ is such a leader for this team. He doesn't buckle under pressure. It seems like every time Burke gets pressured he panics.
I dont think Burke panics all that much.
That ball looked like it was knocked out of bounds by Rodney Williams.
I don't understand Morgan sometimes.
Gotta hit free throws. That killed us last game.
Tim's playing great. Excellent decision to drive there
Awesome rebound by McGary, then the three!
And a dunk! WOOOOOO!!!!
Beast rebound by McGary...and FLUSH!
Burke playing awesome D and how bout McGary baby!!!!!!!
Huge 2nd foul on Hollins
Lets go Mitch!
OHHH. I'm glad he didn't get rejected by the rim that time. Great hustle from McGary.
dude needs to work on his ups in the offseason...that is for sure...
good game so far for Mitch
McGary goes so hard.
Do all Minnesota coaches have weird look mustaches. Kill and Tubby.
Bieldfelt getting early time here.
Mitch is like a game away from being a starter.
Nice shot Trey...
How are they getting all these back cuts on us?
Look at how intense our D is where was that last game?!!!
Was that a foul on us/Minny/or no foul at all? Missed the call before the commercial break
Foul on minisoda
Hee hee, Gophers keep turning the ball over.
Nice to watch a game where the teams are playing defense with their feet rather than just grabbing everyone.
This game is seriously lacking in fake girlfriends.
Hey Guys! Did you know the floor is raised?
Hmmm, first delayed double post.
So I guess the entire Big Ten plays the Blues Brothers song now?
Was that a foul on us/Minny/or no foul at all? Missed the call before the commercial break
Hardaway on fire! Feed him!
Morgan is not having a good night.
Did Morgan get blocked again? It is hard to tell on this grainy stream.
It's like night and day from Sunday. Intense, engaged, shots falling. Good to see.
Spike and McGary need more minutes.
Has anyone been injured because of the elevated floor?
All day THJ!!!!!
I see ya Timmy!
THjr's having a good game.
Timmay is en fuego. His shoes would be all aflame if this was NBA Jam right now.
Tim is on tonight!
Timmy loves the barn.
That's a bad tear. Fire Adidas.
THJ feeling it tonight! Go Blue!
Hardaway is money...
Guys, this is way better than being down by 24.
I Hate Adidas
I am at least glad they arent wearing these shoes.
Burke's jersey has this enormous gash in it. Nice. #Adidasquality
What's happening with Burke? Radio guys are saying it's some equipment issue?
I have never seen a player forced out for a torn jersey
How many players have you seen with a torn jersey?
This is the first for me.
Must be cheap jersies.
It's all your fault! It's all your fault! It's all your fault! It's all your fault!
Burke = Gardner
Psh.. Gardner wishes.
Burke now #12 watch out!!!
Interested to see what this #12 kid can do.
Devin Roundtree in the game!
Why the transition, paniced 3? I hate them.
Shot fake and foul would have been good there
So who's buying the Burke #12 limited edition jersey?
Dave Brandon is on the phone with MDen as we speak. Mass email expected by halftime.
I want the game-torn #3 jersey.
More jerzee salze
It is strange watching him wear #12
Who is that #12, he's got a good shot?
Misses that = bad shot
Makes it = alright then
Damn, #12 is pretty good!
Do it, Trey.
That's how we play D fellas!!!!!!!
Is there a streaming video link for this game?
I like this #12. Where did he come from?
McGary is pretty good at poking away a pass coming to the post.
This game is going swimmingly so far.
Number 12 is looking all right out there.
Also, can we keep these #12 jokes going throughout? It's amusing me.
Great couple of minutes. Took the crowd out of the game and established a good rhythm on both ends of the floor.
Throw down the hammer! Great showing so far on the road. I'm bracing for the Minnesota run. We all know it's gonna happen.
I'm loving the defense so far!
So impressed with the D I can't stress it enough. That kind of D will take us deep I the Tourney.
This is how we can play ball!
Much credit goes out to Timmy who kept us decent until the team caught up with him.
...before our eyes. McGary should start. Such better intensity to start the game than Sunday.
Lets Go Blue.
What college basketball needs is more commercials...
I hate that called timeout/media timeout combo. They used to just count the called TO as the media TO.
This is what happens when people make things in sweatshops.
And if we had Nike they would never do that they make high quality products
Minnesota will have their run, teams always do, we just need to stunt the momentum and do damage control on it.
I love this #12!
Minn. has only taken 9 shots. We almost have 20 already.
Yep, here it comes.
Bought my 11 y/o son the new Trey Burke uniform (really nice, btw). Can't wait to show him pics of the #12 and tell him that Burke has changed his number and his new jersey is now old.
buy something today and it's already antiquated tomorrow
got keep it going
How is Minnesota shooting 70% and we're winning? How are they shooting 100% from beyond the arc and we're winning?
They enjoy giving us the ball
Quite simply, turnovers.
Gotta find the shooters in transition.
It is starting to feel like Minn could go on a run here. We need to keep the pressure on them.
They closed that 10 point gap pretty quickly.
Dammit put McGary in!!!!!!!!
Wtf happened to Morgan he is terrible.
With the offensive rebounding of Minnesota, Don't we need McGary to play some more minutes tonight?
Come on guys let's refocus!
Put in McGary!!! Morgan is playing way too soft.
Here comes the Minnesota run.
Morgan being owned. Need McGary.
Morgan needs to be relegated to garbage time and whenever McGary needs a break
That's a bit extreme.
I've never liked their juices anyways
just kidding guys
We are terrible at FT shooting.
Why Horford is the softest big man on the team.
People are dumb in game threads.
You've had a bad five minute ... The bench ... Forever.
I agree. Morgan is soft and can't hold onto the damn ball.
It would be awesome if we could get a damn rebound!
Is it just me or does Mbakwe look like Charles Murphy?
Who is that? Eddie Murphy's brother?
Weird. Anther commercial.
The Refs must be confused about which Robinson that was. They must have been thinking Denard after allowing that tackle.
could use his defense and rebounding along with Mitch...Morgan looks lost so often out there
I have no idea why Horford doesn't play more. He's a solid defender. He doesn't have butterfingers. Morgan has no offensive moves. He benefeited greatly from Morris and the pick and roll game, but that was it.
He's been injured and is likely just rounding into game shape.
I think he's still getting back into shape.
Mbakwe looks really old - not quite Greg Oden old, but definitely seems too old to be in college.
6th year senior I think
Morgan is off today...need Mitch and Jon
I see him as the x-factor tonight. Timmy is doing his thing. The little puppy needs to assert himself
THAT is how you solve Mbakwe!
THJ isn't messing around tonight!
Get Morgan the hell out the game
Morgan always gets these dumb fouls away from the ball.
Remind stauskas he is the best three point shooter in college bball
No! That's when his slump started.
Stauskas is killing his 3PT % the last few games.
Remember when Stauskas would miss and we would be like, "Wow I can't believe he actually missed." ? Now I just expect it.
Boy Stauskas can't buy one
When is the last time Nik made a 3?
No idea but his shooting woes started after he answered that question saying he was the best shooter in college basketball. Ever since then he's been terrible shooting.
He's missed 17 of his last 24, I think
Hardaway came ready to play tonight.
Seen Mc Gary play more
and also lay some TE
Another unnecessary shot by Burke. But thank you Minnesota.
hardaway is on fire!
Too many mood swings the last few minutes
Michigan converting on the 3-on-2's in transition and Minny for whatever reason hasn't. I think that's an 8 point swing so far.
I'm confused. Dickie V giving Trey the ultimate love. He does realize he isn't on duke or nc right?
Has he said anything about Duke yet?
Not sure. I literally just turned the game on 5 minutes ago. I'm sure he did though.
I'm surprised he hasn't taken this opportunity to tell us how much of a standup guy Manti Teo is.
He did sing NC State's praises - for beating Duke.
Come on Mitch...
good half in a great game.
these two teams are ballin!
Good God McGary got hammered.
Did thjr play the entire 1st half?
We don't go up strong inside.
Once McGary gets a year in the weight room and drops a few bad pounds he's gonna be something special.
not a foul when Mitch got clobbered? Fuck you refs
this is the big ten and we are on the road.
which is what makes a victory on the road that much more special!
Strong first half. Looking forward to the second half. Going to be tough one.
Have to be happy with. 6 point lead on the road against the no. 9 team.
Don't tell me what I have to do. You're not the boss of me.
I wonder if they're going to have to start running some pin-down screens or something for GRIII. He's too good to be that uninvolved.
Yeah, that was a pretty bad no-call. My guess is the refs have a nice brown bag lunch or something waiting for them, so they just wanted it to be halftime.
mcgary, 2 steals!!
Timmayyy is 6-7, and 4-5 from beyond the arc.
I like it.
Halftime stats, for the board's consumption:
FG% - 51.9%
3PT% - 54.5%
FT% - 50.0%
FG% - 47.8%
3PT% - 71.4%
FT% - 75.0%
They are almost in a dead heat in most stats. The key so far has been turnovers on the part of Minnesota, of course. This really is coming down to little things like that though. Great game to this point though.
The 2nd half should be pretty damn exciting though. Go Blue! Beat The Gophers!
until that 3. stay with it!
I like the way it disrupted the Gophers, but knowing Beilein, he'll switch up constantly
So does McGary have a starting spot after tonight? I hope he starts the 2nd half.
I see no reason why he shouldn't start. He is better in all facets of the game, imo.
Like his energy off the bench. And it really doesn't matter who starts, it's who finishes.
He is a worse interior defender - he commits a lot more fouls and his man shoots a higher percentage than Morgan's man does. He partially compensates with better shotblocking ability but not entirely.
McGarys a much better rebounder.
Just noticed Lunardi's newest bracketology. Just noticed he has a 2 seed now. Boo.
talk about a case of what have you done for me lately
Indiana lost, so that will change.
What's going on dudes - just finished watching a fat gay black kid catfish a high schooler from holly, MI.
Man this Teo thing has really affected me
God just start mcgary already.
In other news looks like timmay playing the good side of dr. Jekyll and mr Hyde tonight
In time for the second half :) Even though I would never watch it on mute during a lecture...
Has come back to earth with a thump
Stat of the half: Michigan has 22 points off turnovers, Minnesota has three.
Gotta go a tasting at a caterer for my upcoming nuptials. Thank you mgoblog for existing and allowing me to get a running commentary on what's sure to be a good game.
The local used car commercials from Arkansas on this stream are cracking me up.
Control the pace, play our game.
Mbakwe has more wrinkles in his head than I have in my balls.
Morgan! Shut up those haters.
Too quick for the cameras
You know you're good when you're too fast for the cameraman.
There were go. Strong start to the second half!
What the hell that was clean? Looked like a foul to me.
STOP THROWING UP 3s! RUN AN OFFENSE.
Why do we do this when we get up?
Because he was wide open. That's a good shot to take.
He was open, so I suppose that's alright, but what happens is we're going to string together a few possessions of missed 3 pointers and then Minnesota will be down by 2 instead of 10 or more.
Or we hit them and we're up 16. They probably hit about 50% of those.
But.. we didn't hit them. We missed them.
I'm not contesting that they are decent shots, I just think fast-paced chucking up 3 pointers -- open or not -- is going to hurt us in the long run vs. controlling the tempo with our offense.
But, I do love to be wrong, so if we rain 3's I'll be celebrating just as you.
That wasn't chucking, though. Chucking was what happened at the end of the OSU game. Those were open 3s off good ball movement. If you pass those shots up, it screws up the offense.
Those were both good, open shots out of the flow of the transition. I'll take an open Burke or GRIII 3 any time.
Burke takes so many bad shots a game it's absurd.
Yeah, firing up threes before your team is even passed half court (with a ten point) lead is really immature.
Can't believe we have to suffer with such a terrible point guard.
Those 3s were not good wide open shots. Just gotta convert
I meant both not not guh
The past two threes were fine.
Yep iPad autocorrect bit me again
Is Dick Vitale having a stroke?
He'll the 'Dick Clark' of college basketball.
Mitch is devoloping nicely.
McGary is playing much better defensively - he's actually hedging the ball screen! I think he got the message after the OSU game.
I think McGary is pining for a starting spot. Nice to see him rounding into form for the stretch run.
Great box out.
I would have T'ed him pu right there.
Rodney Williams - draymond lite
In reference to his bitching
He goes 150% 200% of the time.
I'm always over optimistic with Michigan sports, even I underestimated this team.
LITTLE BIG DOG!
GRIII dunks NEVER get old.
Great ball movement with a beautiful finish!
Nasty dunk GR3. Just filthy
Michigan's defense has improved about 100 percent since the beginning of the season. I think that is what I am most impressed with so far in this game.
Mitch is having a few good games in a row...showing more confidence when the ball is in his hands....
kinda like the opposite of Manti's GF
This is awesome!
Love to see this response after Sunday. Showing a lot of growth here.
lets finish the game...huh...14 minutes to go
Dickie V at Detroit looks just like Steve Carell in the 40 Year Old Virgin.
Do you think he thought breasts feel like bags of sand?
Glenn's rebounding has been impressive tonight.
20 FG and 15 assists so far. I love that!
Looking good against a top notch team on the road. Good follow up to a loss so far.
stauskas dunk-foul is becomming oddly common...
It's weird I get excited about making 2 FTs in a row <_<
nice dunk Stauskas! That's two for today. Maybe next year. We LOVE you with or without the dunk.
But good for you going strong to the hole.
Here we go, Nik!
What the hell is up with beleins lip twitch. It bothers the living shit out of me
This team has so much Swag
And there we go Stauskas!