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MBB vs Arkansas Open Thread
Why else would I be at the BW3 bar at 11am central?
What the hell is 'weck' (doesn't google)
Looks like a decent crowd for a noon game.
Let's go Blue! Go Army! And then let's go Blue tonight in v-ball!
COld blooded off the start
Thank god they call a foul on Arkansas, last year they got away with everything.
Go Blue. Good start thus far.
lulz...nice turnover Arkansas
No full court press?
Morgan getting better and better at finishing.
Nice ref-ing...Goal tend for sure
Terrible no call on goaltending.
Jordan Morgan killing it on the offensive glass.
Jordan Morgan is beasting early. Controlling the glass.
If Morgan is beasting on the glass so should mcgary
My God..how does that sh*t go in....2 fuggin' threes in a row for them....This garbage from last year better not happen again.
I don't understand the LC love.
What movement McGAry...but I won't be surprised if that should have been a blocking call
Make up call on that "charge" for the 2 they bumbled badly.....
They are taking bad shots and hitting them so far. We are looking pretty good still, even though it is tied.
Nice to see them draining ridiculous deep, contested threes like last year.
Hardaway is reckless with the ball
Agree. He has gotten better, especially in one-on-one ball handling, but he has a ways to go in overall ball control
Does Arkansas shoot 98.7% from the floor in all their games or just against us?
They are under their average today. Usually it's 107.3% for the year.
huh; forearms to the chest are blocking fouls.
I guess Powell can shoot huh?
Someone please tell CBS not everyone has a widescreen TV. Letterbox that shit, it's really annoying not seeing the ball off the side of the screen.
What, you don't like not being able to see the point guard? You're weird dude.
Seems like a good excuse to upgrade the TV...
Wow these refs are terrible so far
nah that was a good call; timmay took a step into the guard
Starting to like Spike!
Holy shit, GR III !!
WOW...looked like a foul too
pretty much the most awkward old white guy speech, lol
i thought that too, but then realized they're not going to show him talk about gameplan which is where he reallly shines.
Morgan has looked very, very good.
There ya go Tim!
Timmy with the bigtime three, and look at that crowd. Has Crisler EVER been that full? Even for MSU or OSU?
During Amaker's reign many B10 games were completely packed. I remember a game vs. Illinois that was crazy packed with atmosphere that only rivals our big Duke upset of 2008. In the last 4 years it has been a struggle for every game but Duke and MSU to get non-students into Crisler. The upper deck end zones look pretty empty today. Hopefully, that's not the case much longer.
I'm actually pretty disappointed with the crowd today given it's the first big time Saturday game and its a noon start.
This is how we do it.....
Becoming almost PItbull-esque.
This is how we do it.
Let's have a real good time.
THIS IS HOW WE DO IT
LET'S HAVE A REAL GOOD TIME
i thought that shot by Tim was a 3.. guess not
Good God -- everyone, everyone on our team can flat-out ball -- this is just great!
Michigan starts to flex its muscle.....
DAMN i liked the sound of that. A LOT
1-3-1 FTW. Nice coaching by Beilein. Oh, you got something drawn up during your timeout? I don't think so.
1-3-1 from what I've seen this year is looking great. They all understand their roles in the defense and Levert there showed why he's gotten the praise he has.
All that athleticism is huge for it.
I love the transistion to zone after that timeout. Really caught them offguard.
to be a BALLER! Spikes got better athleticism than i thought too. Its reassuring to know that at least those two will be there for four years!
Man, we are going to roll these guys out if they keep trying to run on us
Beilein asking McGary if he's ready to work is like asking water if it's wet enough.
I would prefer that Burke would refrain from taking 35-foot 3's with 12 on the shot clock.
LOL -- nice prayer, Trey
Morgan y u knock down Stauskas?
Morgan has really stepped up his game finishing around the basket.
Beast mode enabled
Morgan looks like a whole new ball player.
Wade is a damn good player. Great off the dribble, I think that's his second steal.
Morgan would pop his head like a zit.
is so much fun to watch, They play so unselfishly and share the ball so well. The have fantastic energy as well. This team rocks
Canadian Bacon is so good.
I was really expecting more full court press than this...are they scared?
Is that it hasn't been very succesful so far. Also, the press leads to wide open shooters often which against Michigan means death
Stauskas is just lethal. I keep waiting for this kid to come back down to earth, but it hasn't happened yet.
Stauskas, after his three, was going to light it up, and then boom -- GRIII for 3
Very surprised the lack of press thus far by Arkansas.
WOW the three by Stauskas was aweseom. GRIII his second three. He's seemed to have missed many of his "open" looks the past couple weeks and two in a row today is a nice sign he's got a shot
since i cant post anything I was wondering if a conley commits to ohio is gonna be posted. wanted to heat what everyone says about him going to our enemy.
Luck to him. Moving on.
I'm not all up on the news (it's obvious that there's a source saying he's committed to Ohio) but I can imagine you can brainstorm what the reaction around here will/would be.
it is on stinkeye nation on espn saying he committed to them.
Mr. Mario lay off the bottle and in the words of Darius Morris get the fuck off our blog.
People acted predictably. McFarlin/Mr. Mario got banned. Thread got locked.
Someone please mash together all the clips of Beilein being wired.
Can you imagine these Freshman with a whole season and offseason under their belts?? If we don't make a Final Four run this year we sure as hell are going to do it next year. I hope Burke decides to stick around for one more year.
When did the student section become a costume party? Have seen a full-out panda, two bumblebees, Guy Fawkes and a Teletubby thus far.
And a whole pack of elves...I don't get it.
When I was down there in the ruckus there was a guy who dressed up like a rat during the Duke game. We were behind Duke's bench, so there's a pretty obvious explanation there. I think it's pretty recent. There's always been Tommy's Troops/Beilein's Brigade/Bunch. I think it's the last two years that have brought out the costumes, perhaps spurred by Smotzrycz's Lobtrzyczs.
The Bees have always been there. I put on a rainsuit/poncho each game and wave a Canadian flag, for Stauskas making it rain threes, but the panda and pooh were new. The elves were some guys I know, it was a one-off Christmas thing.
Personally, I think costumes are great, but only if they're maize, just to stick with the theme. We've got some stuff planned though....
EDIT: Some other random costumes that make appearances: Chewbacca, chicken suits (yellow so I'm fine with that), a stormtrooper (one of them paints their helmet like a Michigan winged helmet, pretty cool), Tellytubbies (no), stuff like that.
Go up strong Mitch!
Dang Arkansas is having a block party out there.
McGary need to Jump.
Good screen Mitch.
Very sloppy with the ball when we're in the air, unless we're shooting.
Screen/killshot by McGary.
Nice patience and passing
Now that is how you finish Mitch!
does he even have a TO all year? he seems to always make the right type of pass when pressured. very pleasantly surprised by his play.
That is why we dunk the goddamn basketball, Mr. Burke.
If we weren't as sloppy, we could be up by 20 by now.
Possession wasted...that had to go to Horford there...
if it is saying what i said was messed up or whatever. fuck off. I cant post anything and all i was saying is that espn on their buckeye nation page says he committed to them and if that is somehow a bad comment cause someone said they couldnt confirm the source then no wonder people say us wolverine fans are arrogant because of people like you. I am die hard and bleed maize and blue. but around here conley going to the enemy is a big deal to everyone else who reads this blog it seems.
This post is falmebait
Do/did you own an English Bulldog?
Are you in high school?
How do you feel about arson?
Has nothing to do with today's game.
I'd tell you to make the adjustment, but you're probably not going to be here much longer, anyway.
I am guessing that you neither looked to see if it was already posted on the board, which it was and subsequently locked, or thought logically if this is where it should be posted...stop bitching about your points and go away unless you want to contribute to the discussion on the Mens BBall teams game vs Arkansas
read the replies to your previous posts. you are either very young or very drunk.
Listen. It was already explained to you. We had that discussion. Yesterday. Someone showed you the link. Showing up and acting like you're the special one bringing everyone the news and acting pissy when that wasn't the case is why you got hit with "flamebait."
This is one of those few instances where literally every negative moderation tag could apply.
Who holds a Bud Light like that?
Pitbull does, and he does it while rapping a terrible song.
Don't stop the paaaaaaarty!
We're solid defensively and playing hard but we have to finish at the rim boys
Beilein needs to tear these guys apart in the locker room. Too sloppy, and then trying some hotdog crap.
Catch the Hawks last night? (Looked pretty good)
Currently outrebounding them 21-7!
I hate Doug Gottlieb.
At this point the biggest worry I have for the team is injuries when 4 of our guys collide getting the defensive rebound. The team is playing together and is so fluid and fundamentally strong; this is beautiful to watch.
Is Bartlestein (sp) a grad assistant now? I see him in a suit on the bench.
Senior, actually the captain. But hurt his ankle a few weeks ago
I know it is but if i could post something then I wouldnt comment here about it so someone else could post it. thats all i am saying
It has already been discussed.
It's been covered. No need to bring it up here in a basketball thread. You're killing the mood, brah.
You remind me of my cousin Rufus...Nobody likes my cousin Rufus.
is playing on the U hosted by svengooli here in chicago. the monster, wolfman and dracula all together. karlof, chaney and carradine. great cast.
to punt it.
Fucking 3balls keeping them in the game.
I now know what teams thought when they played us for the last 2 years
atta boy Trey.
My bad didnt go far enough back. that is all anyone had to say and not acting like they are all high and mighty. everyone makes mistakes and i own up to mine but no wonder alot of people quit comin here or posting because of people like that. anyways
There are more people on here than who have came and left...you should probably leave though...its not us...it's you
Let's move forward and talk about Michigan vs. Arkansas on this thread. The Conley talk/ripping on poster for Conley talk should go elsewhere (on another site, preferably).
Everybody has the best 3 shooting game of there career vs us.
Doug just gave us no credit...
I've never been a fan of his smugness.
Him and Seth seem to be hitting it off nicely!
Him n Seth might fight by the end of the year
CBS right? Home of the SEC.
Is home of the SEC. C'mon man.
Doug just made me change the channel.
He's always been a douchebag.
Did Borges get a 2nd job?
Let's not talk about the teams that are playing.. We can just ask hypotheticals all half.
Absolutely laying the smack down on like every team right now. I don't think he likes any team
He picked ok state to go all the way
Ark should be called for way more traveling
I love all the 6'5" to 6'7" guys we have who can dribble, shoot, defend, rebond and are long
We just need to settle down on some shots and put this game away, that and Ark has gotten lucky with their 3's to keep them within 10 points
"we don't need to take a timeout.. We got a coach on the floor."
like the rebounds...we will shoot ourselves out off our cold start on this possession!
Lord. I can't wait to see the reboudning numbers at the end of this (knock on wood). Keep it up boys
Fuck did that just say about Burke? Indafatigable?
And they have so much potential. Young, athletic, deep bench and lots of room for improvement.
Anyone noticed GRIII with the butterfingers today? A little strange...
Edit: For some reason I make comment and it responds to you..no idea why.
The team looks lazy coming out of the half.
Sloppy sloppy sloppy
Please remove head from ass quickly
Very slow start to the second half. Need to respond.
The hell are we doing this half? its like everyone hit the done button at half time. Lackadaisical effort.
start for 2nd half, come on boys, stay focused
playing sloppy now
Damn broken plays. I hear they can be very dangerous
/look at that speed
Ouch grabbing at the musculotendinous junction of the hamstring (weak part). Hopefully he's ok, would be a big loss for pig sooey.
How is it that Arkansas shoots their best against us?!
It just seems like Michigan gets content with getting up by a few points and does not focus on basic good passes and decisions on a lot of their possessions. They need to get a few of them to watch and try to emulate the type of energy McGary appears to play with all of the time.
If they could clear up those loses of intensity they could be truly dangerous, but there just seems to be too many times now over the last 4-5 games where that seems to happen and really good teams are going to exploit that if it continues.
Not the guy you would think would help when the team is playing sloppy, but he always brings energy. Sometimes that is enough to bring everyone else up.
At least Morgan is still playing like a man possessed.
Ice Ice Baby.
If I hear "My Adidas" at the next time out, I'm done.
wow wtf no foul? what the shit?
Trey, to the trailer
Are you f**king kidding me?
Stop turning over the dang ball!!!!!!!!
Welp fuck this shit.
too much one on one...
awful defense, awful play, awful rotation. we are so much better than them this should not be happening.
Our youth causes us to lose our focus way too easily
We need to run a play for Stauskus
Stone Hands. So frustrating.
Thatta way, Timmay!
Tim in the zone. Nie charge take. Even better three ball before
Our offense goes through stretches in each game where they cannot put the ball in the basket if their lives depended on it
players should open their eyes when shooting 25 ft 3's.
Weird game, we need to step it up.
nice to see Tim rebounding after a subpar outing last game. Nice three to stop the run and taking the charge from Powell.
Everybody is playing sloppy but my biggest peeve is us slowing the pace down. We should be running the court, we have the depth to do so.
Normally, I would agree...but that is Arkansas thing...that would favor them more than us, despite our talent
I know but I'd rather push our tempo then run the half court. They're setting it up for us with their full court press, we're just being too slow throwing the ball in and pushing to the basket. I'm fine with not pressing in return and playing half court defense.
they struggled at the 3's, gotta cover that Haydar guy
Good lord, they can't miss from 3!
Well keep giving them uncontested threes.
This is just stupid
God we're playing like crap. SLoppy sloppy sloppy
wow.. i don't know what to say.. i guess this is what happens with a young team
I am so sick of hearing about Haydar...
Dude has 4 threes off the bench. worth mentioning.
Who the heck is he? I just woke up so I have no idea what he did in the first half.
Someone might wanna consider guarding him.
It's good we're seeing some deficiencies in our game in the OOC so we can tighten up for B1G play. A veteran B1G team could easily take us out of our element if we play then like we do now.
Arkansas is just a wierd team. Get through these 8 minutes and call it a day.
Spike giving Trey a much needed break now.
to get going on offense in a more consistent manner.
But i must say, the way Ark plays is good experience for us in the B1G and NCAA's where the action can be way more frantic
Need to put some distance from these guys. Hell, they're shooting better from 3, so just adjust for that and make them beat us in the paint.
Has out transition D been bad today?
Arkansas is shooting 105% from 3 this half. It's really the only reason this game is within 10. 9/15 from 3 is stupid
This is all probably karma resulting from us winning a bunch of big games by only chucking up 3's
Arkansas always has a guy wide open for the 3. This is going to be a nerve wrecker until the final second.
SPIKE!!!!there ya go
we needed that 3
We have to improve the defense. 9/15 from 3 doesn't happen entirely through them being on fire. We've given them a lot of open looks.
Couple good defensive plays by Horford.
Is Horford our best shot blocker this year?
him or Hardaway
Hardaway had 5 through WMU. Horford had 2, but he's catching up today.
Keep it up, Horford!
with the beast defense, we are deep
2 PG in the game....good call Coach B
I'm guessing you know better than Coach B.
I thought he genuinely meant that it was a good idea to have them both in.
I guess my sarcasm meter is set too high.
He may just be acknowledging that the tactical switch is working. Not that Beilein should have done it sooner.
Reaching in everywhere
Looked great against WMU. Looking great today. Would love to see him play more, but I don't know where the minutes come from.
Holy crap they missed a 3
...wonder if he dad ever played ball as a youth??
by Coach B to put Trey & Spike in together
Don't look now, but we areslowly pulling away again....9 point lead...Spike/Jon deserves alot of credit for that
can they be on their shots?
wow that was a bail-out call.
bail out call there...
out by the foul there, come on Trey, make all three FT's
I really like the way he has matured and taken a leadership role with this team.
Intelligent play by hardaway...saw where the ball was going to go, and beat the offender to the ball, leading to these two free throws
Oooh, nice pass.
That was the dagger right there.
down the stratch here
Jeez GR3 is living off cuts to the baseline.
Deadly deadly offense with Stauskas, timmy and Burke sitting out at the 3 line.
I think the game was on ice before that
Much better close-out than what we've been seeing.
Can I get a score
Kenpom is brilliant 80-64 michigan with 25 seconds left
80-64, inside last minute of the game.
80-64 M 30sec left.
19 sec left
LMFAO a T? im fine with that. seriously fuck arkansas.
I like the dunk.
In this case I don't give a fuck abou the T.
That was Morris
D-Mo, not Trey.
No Burke was a senior in HS then. It would have been Morris.
haha weak t
Technical for that dunk??? C'mon man!!!!
Laaaaaaammme. Ehh..I suppose it wasn't to inhibit his momentum
This was another great game in terms of helping our team develop into a B1G titlecontender team..
I think Burke didn't want to kick the guy that was trailing behind him.
time out by their coach
Trey Burke gets the Darius Morris "Get the Fuck off my Court" Seal of Approval
Great win! Go Blue!
Great win!!! Win 100!!! 9-0 Awesome saturday
Sloppy at times, but they kept the lead.
Being able to rebound like we do is soooo nice.
on win #100 Coach B
Nice win! Sick of Arkansas draining 3's like it's nothing but all that matters is the W.
i missed the damn final score by 1 point in my prediction earlier this week....lame (81-67 was mine)
at times in the 2nd half and add the lucky ass shots that fell for them....we still outscored them 38-35
Nice win despite some sloppy stretches. This team can take a punch and hit right back. Despite Arkansas's nice run, UM never seemed nervous and calmly put the game away.
3 (!) blocks from Horford today, now tied at 5 with THjr for the season.
1 each from Burke and McGary today ties them at 3 with Little Big Dog.
I'll take it. I'll also take the same result we had 24 years ago.