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MBB v Minnesota Open Thread
Did that just happen?
This is a vicious spanking! <33
.. happy happy happy
SHIT! I need to clean my computer.
Love the spin he put on that!
Yeah that just happened
I just...JIZZED IN MY PANTS
GR III says get the f*** off his court.
This team is staying in front of the drivers on D...holy shit 360!!!
"Swag's back in Ann Arbor."
Could not have put it better, Vitale.
Robinson with a 360 dunk!
OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG 360 dunk!!!!
Run em out of the gym!
you are the best ever
First 360 since the fab 5?
following a tough loss at ohio
baller. SHUT IT DOWN GRIII
Oh no he didn't!
Burn that barn down men!
Nik the quick
Nik got one!!!
Am I dreaming about NBA Jam right now or is this really happening?!?!?
Boom goes the Bacon!
Great timing to get to the bar after work, the stauskus triple and GRlll dunk and stauskus sends one down as I'm typing!!!
Canadian Steve Kerr just took it to the house on a top-ten team. Okay.
Uh. that's a dumb foul.
In the B1G, against a top 10 team. God this feels good
That is a stupid foul.
Holy shit ballz
Mind in process of being blown.
STAUSKAS DUNK-FOUL minus the foul!!!
Even Canadians are dunking
Boom goes the Bacon.
Holy cow. I think the Ohio loss really woke up what had become a sleeping giant*
*at least the last 2 games
Nice tip #30
nice Kobe assist.
Let's go Minny - stop us. I dare you.
Come on guys pick up the defense.
The only thing that would surprise me now would be another fake dead girlfriend.
BC he was ashamed that he got his fake girl pregnant.
Were 50% on hrrees? Felt like it hadn't been that good.
Yeah, can't let up now.
We are so f ing good
to think about severing our agreement with adidas
Need to withstand the run that's coming.
trying to make 'the barn' cool.
Terribly uncomfortable seating. But really cool old atmosphere.
I think that Te'o is watching this and is wondering if Lennay Kekua is in the crowd
Is going on with the jersey issues. Maybe Adidas is not paying the sweatshop workers well enough.
I really like the jerseys. Figures the one Adidas jersey I don't hate the look of can't stay together for 40 minutes. #FIREADIDAS
is in PA
What a clinic we are putting on. Beilein may seriously be the best X and O guy in the country. Tubby Smith is no slouch in his own right, but we're making his team look silly.
Shut up Dick.
The golden ticket sounds stupid.
Morgan is sooooooo soft get him out of the game wahhhhhhhh
Can we stop bashing Morgan now? Dude just does his job and works his ass off.
Does anyone understand what the hell he just said about the golden ticket? Get that man a teleprompter.
I have no clue what the hell he was talking about.
You pay $75 for a golden ticket. the ticket is worth two losses. you can go to every home game but you lose your ticket after you are present at two losses. So if you went to every home game and Minnesota won every home game you just paid only $75 for the entire season. However if Minnesota lost their first two home games and you were present at the games you just spent $75 for 2 games. Risk/Reward type of situation based on what games you go to and how well the team does at home. You could essentially see all the crappy BIG games and 2 or 3 "good" games for $75. So the people at this game can only witness one more loss at "The Barn" before their golden ticket is taken (if Michigan holds on).
Hope this helps.
I love how minny's defense went all Te'o tonight
Watching this game has left me scratching my head about WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENDED AGAINST OHIO STATE!!!!@#$#$@##@
He saw all the Mitch love on mgoblog and is stepping it up.
Jordan Morgan clearly checked mgoblog at halftime and decided to shut us all up.
Dukie-V talking About Duke in a B1G game. Makes sense.
We need to shore up the defense. This is not over.
Omg stop bitching asshats
Nice touch Spike!
Now THATwas a bad call on spike
Albrecht with the tear-drop
Caris has settled nicely into his role. Early on he forced things too much, but now he's just another piece of the puzzle, doing his job. Exactly the contribution we need.
He looks good defensively, but he's a bit of a ball-stopper on the offensive end.
There, foul on Michigan. Happy, hometown crowd?
Love his confidence
Wow, Minnesota can really throw those 3's. On my grainy stream it looked like he had the ball in his palm and just threw it at the basket and it went in haha.
Can you imagine how solid Spike is going to be as a Senior?
He will be so good in all areas of the game. He will make his teammates so much better.
I am more excited about our OL in 2016.
How does this Hollins kid make every shot he takes? WTF
Lavert's looking pretty unsure in there.
When Burke goes out of the game the offense becomes very hestitant.
Minnesota run begins now, let's withstand it.
Minnesota has scored on what, 7 straight possessions? Defense is just falling asleep.
They're just stroking it from downtown. The defensive rotations haven't been the crispest but they're not exactly getting layups, either.
lets chill out on claiming this game is done...alot of time left
Williams is just frustrated that GRIII can do the same kind of dunks he can.
I like when they cut away from the basketball to show us closeups on random fans or Trevor Mbakwe's face. I wasn't sure how many furrows run the length of his head, but now I know.
show me the game, not the crowd please
Defense just falling apart.
Holy crap they cannot miss from 3. WHAT THE HELL
Minisoda, Y U NO MISS THREES?
8/10 from 3PT line right now I believe for MINN. Only reason they are in the game.
So smart by Burke. Great way to stop the run [knock on wood]
Great job drawing a stupid foul
I think they've scored on their list 7 or 8 straight possessions. No bueno.
I'm sure it's been said...but that Ohio loss may have been the best thing in the world for this team.
I haven't seen a look in the eye of a team like this since the Fab Five. That's what we were missing.
The Fab 5 were out to prove everyone wrong from day one. This team was a little soft. Not anymore. They're finally playing like "fuck it. US vs. THE WORLD."
The world better look out.
smart by Burke....get to the line
Please don't let Minnesota get within 2 possessions at all. Do not want the crowd to come alive.
Is a future coach.
Is his father a coach? I haven't seen a freshman this smart in a looong time. Don't know if he'll ever start, but he'll have a great career at Michigan.
Well, let's not forget that Albrect is 20 years old. So, he's not exactly your normal wide-eyed freshmen.
Wow, I didn't know that at all. Makes sense. His poise is phenominal.
Yep, he'll actually be 21 before fall semester classes start next year. Went to prep school before college.
Brainfart by Tim not defending Hollins, and how does the guy 50 feet away make the call on #30 but not the guy standing right there?
Seemed like both guys were at fault at the very least there. Refs not controlling the game very well here.
Home court call
How in THEE F**K is that a foul on Morgan....Such BS
Does the crowd ever not chant bullshit? Idk if I've ever heard a crowd as annoying as this. It's almost like listening to Dick V.
This is an exciting game. Getting close. We need to steal this on the road. Huge opportunity and, if we win, a great confidence and learning step as well.
Or realize we're up double digits late in the game against a highly ranked team at their place.
Panicing because we were up by 20, now 10, and 7 minutes is a helluva long time.
Have you not watched the last couple minutes? 10 pts is nothing when no one want to guard Hollins!
So, yes. Panic, I guess.
McGary got his money's worth there.
let's get this ball up the court already
Yea up by 13 on the road. I'm not happy.
Hardaway has missed Burke a few times tonight on in bounds passes. You don't get that many chances.
We need to get to 80 to put this one away.
Might be a bit less than 80, but real good guess Mr. Yost
I think that's 4 on GR3...
We're playing the #9 team on the road and we're up 13.
Senior is going to come down on the court and break that kid's ankles.
that was funny and deserves an upvote.
Tim Hardaway Sr. is always wearing that hat at games
Were going to hang on! Go Blue!
if his skull grew into that skin. he's a human shar pei
Priceless. I thought he looked like a cinnamon roll, but well said.
Damn you! I JUST cleaned this monitor!
Ban this review nonsense. What is the point.
What's happening? Hah
Why did Minnesota shoot when they looked as if they were reviewing an elbow to our player's head? [No audio here]
Someone needs to pack Lou Holtz, Dicky V, and Lee Corso into a small rocket, give them a few cases of ensure and shoot them to the moon
Everytime I see a play where someone takes an elbow to the face it reminds me of the Manny Harris call versus Purdue where he got kicked out of the game for an elbow. Was one of the most ridiculous calls I've ever seen.
and vogrich fucks up and takes his defender to the ball handler
Seriously what is going on?
out please, he comes in and bad things happen
Over LeVert or Albrecht?
Vogrich in....then out for Levert
Big basket by LeVert.
That was cold by Lavert.
We're up 13!!! Stop whining!
Vogrich gone....not bad...30 seconds of play time and inadvertantly caused a turnover...That is why LeVert is playing over Matt...3 pointer
Way to step up Levert.
You're a nice guy and all... but please stay where you are, Vogrich.
Geeze finally called a foul after they let the first three go!
So in 3 minutes now I know why the coaches decided to roll with Levert over Vogrich.
And LeVert goes to the floor and draws the foul!
We're going to need 2 PGs on the floor when Minny brings up the pressure.
Wait. Dicky V. says they were goint to redshirt Caris. Really?
and he gained 20 pounds already?!
Okay now these fouls are just getting ridiculous
Can we have a possession without a foul please? Both sides haha.
C'mon we need you...silly foul.
That's where McGary's energy hurts us.
No more fouls gentlemen. Please please please
He's been at 19pts forever? They overmanning toward him?
brick BALL DON'T LIE.
good thing they can't hit their free throws
I keep saying, we need 2 PGs right now...will someone please listen to me?!
EDIT: That foul was complete bullshit, btw.
Is Horford hurt again? We're gonna need him with the foul trouble to our bigs going forward.
Fouling Stauskas for 2 FT's is a loosing strategy.
Geeeeez, just let them play.
You've got to be kidding me
B1G ref always keep it close. That was a terrible call
Really weak rebounding effort there.
How's that home cooking smelling?
McGary is going to get the shaq treatment forever. Where he gets called for fouls simply becuase he is bigger. That last "foul" should have been a no call. Was just two guys going for the ball and one guy was bigger.
BS call on McGary. Should have been a double foul if anything.
Let's make some free throws!
Here's a news flash. The B1G has the worst officiating in sports!
Need Spike in the game.
He must not want to play him without GRIII, and Burke, Spike, Stauskas, THJ, Morgan/McG is pretty small... But I like the idea.
Espn with the jinx by showing his ft numbers
Refs decide to make this a close game
Longest game ever
A bit of freshmen playing like freshmen.
This is an intense watch...
This game has slowed to an almost unwatchable pace, this is getting a little ridiculous.
and play smarter, waste clock and take good shots and no stupid fouls
Time for Spike. A little more control, can spread the court and hit that 3 with Trey's dribble drive.
Loosing Caris' defense, but its a good trade right now.
Time to get back to basics and relax. Still have a good lead with under 4 minutes.
lets hit our FTs and limit the fouls boys.
...Stauskas is very below-average on defense and you're winning by 9. You don't need his offense with Burke, THJ and Robinson on the floor.
You need a second ball handler in the game vs. the press.
The lineup to me seems OBVIOUS.
4 fouls. Probably comes back around the 3 minute mark.
I'll trust the dude with 650ish wins as a head coach on the lineup.
The refs are sure doing their best to keep the Gophers in this.
These officials are making this game unwatchable
We need to calm down and close this game out. Hit our free throws and get out of here with the win.
Illinois is really not that good.
Neither is Ohio. Both teams rely on one player too much.
I am thankful that this thread has more comments than the Teo open thread. MGoReasonable
At this rate, I'm gonna miss the start of Archer at 10
fucking refs are killing a great game
This is unbearable. We've advanced approximately 1 minute of gametime in 15 minutes.
ooooo. Miss 2 FT's and foul our rebound for 2 FT's? Bad series there.
DAMMIT! MAKE. FREE. THROWS!
Everybody's just taking shots from the same spot -- right in the middle of the free throw line.
Mbakwe looks like Krang from Ninja Turtles
From free throws to free throws! Woo. Excitement.
seriously...these foul calls, even when they are going for us, is getting rediculous
They don't call a tech!? WTF!!!
Home cooking for sure.
Free throw shooting in practice stat
I think the reason players are getting so frustrated is becuase the Refs did not call "tackles" most of the game. Then in the last 10 minutes or so they started calling them. Refs need to be consistent.
If bouncing the ball is a T, jumping in front of the ref is a T.
We average around 65% FT shooting a lot. Terrible.
MAKE YOUR FREE THROWS!!!
Imagine if basketball had a free throw contest after overtime like how hockey has shootouts. That is what this feels like but way less exciting.
Watching missed free throws is infuriating. They're called free for a reason.
Got away with the hook. Williams that is.
Not sure about that 3... again. Seems to me we'd want to run some time off.
Don't like that shot Trey...use the clock.
And morgan to man up!
Milk the clock.
take time off the clock! Poor shot from Burke.
love me some Burke
Bad choice to jack up a 3 there by Burke.....use the clock!
We love trying to dagger them with bad threes. Should've held the ball after that turnover.
big ten basketball and duke, its awesome baby. -Dick Vitale
was the magic #...
But did they say why Burke is wearing 12 with no name on it?
His jersey got ripped in the first half.
Is wearing #30 as well...
like five or six minutes into the first half.
They take only the one jersey.
Just slobbin all over mini soda
...are #strugglecity tonight.
No more complaining about the officials.
Can we quit bitching about the reffing. It's definitely gone our way and there's been a ton of contact ever since Minnesota started pressing. Should the refs not call the push-offs and holds?
what are they chanting?
Dagger in the heart, Trey, dagger in the heart!
Damn we suck at shooting free throws
never been so stressed about a game were we aren't up by less that 7
There you go Trey. Work the clock, draw the foul, and get out of here with a big road W.
put spike out there now...
It's the right move...
Didn't they bitch during the fb game too?
Refs are being bad both ways. No bitching.
I don't like you
I hope you never post again. Trash.
Is a trash player. Looking forward to seeing him come off the bench.
You, sir, are a douche. Have fun in bolivia.
Why are people convinced everything negative has to be "the truth?" Come up with an original response to your trolling.
Look at his defensive numbers. He's far more effective defensively than McGary. And he's half the reason we're second in the country in defensive rebounding %. Maybe you just don't know very much about basketball.
Pushing it when we don't need to. C'mon Timmy....
These last 10 minutes have been like watching a dog run on ice.
What the hell Tim!?
On his handles.
We can still complain about the refs because they turned this game into a sloppy muckfest with ticky-tack fouls on BOTH sides.
these last 5 minutes have almost killed me...and we've been up the whole time!
And No Call??
During the last few minutes
Wtf are we doing?
This is crazy!
It makes too much sense. It's not like they're going to the post.
I think it's safe to say Spike is not going in.
My guess: rebounding liability.
Whatever the reason, I trust Beilein.
But he should've been in. We needed his ballhandling.
Nothing against Stauskas...but what has he done in the last 6 minutes?
Hahaha, Spike just got in!
And pulled on defense, so I think we have our reason(s) why he wasn't out there.
I'm sure the philosophy is that you need defense and rebounding on the floor. With Burke, Stauskas, and THJ you shouldn't need another ball handler regardless of what team is pressing. And it turns out we didn't.
As long as we win I will not bitch about the game. Thats all I'm promising.
But just about the refs and Coach B not playing Spike down the stretch.
but ESPECIALLY the refs
And I will look the other way because I agree, but a promise is a promise.
Oh and here comes Spike with 30 seconds left. Hmm....
I'm overrated. Hmm....