Looks like that 6:30 start isn't going to happen as the FSU vs Northeastern game still has 8 min left.
Anyway, here is an open thread for the game.
MBB vs Charlotte Open Thread
Looks like that 6:30 start isn't going to happen as the FSU vs Northeastern game still has 8 min left.
This fsu game needs to hurry up. Waiting and reading the board is driving me batty.
7:15 I think
According to ESPN's scoreboard page, the time is now 7:15 PM. I wish they would communicate these changes so I didn't end up doing things I would potentially regret like rush through dinner and put dishes in the dishwasher unwashed, but then I will just sit here and wait and deal with picking peas out of the glassware later tonight.
You put washed dishes in the dishwasher?
So what's up with this Northeastern team? Are they really this good? Or is FSU not that good actually?
They might be the typical play to their competition type of team.
Why do networks and cable companies refuse to admit how long games are now? Back in the day, not a big deal but with digital guides and DVRs my programs set to record get all jacked up. A-holes.
You need to add at least an hour to the recording or your asking for trouble
First world probz
Also worth of note, Trey Burke is getting his first start tonight. That game is set to start at 7 eastern as well.
Jhonny Williams down to Missouri and Notre Dame. Michigan out!
I picked a bad week to stop sniffing glue.
I wonder if they want him at lb or de. He needs to gain a lot of weight to play end in a 3-4
Do these preseason tournaments have reputations? Like, is being in Puerto Rico worse or better than being in New York, Hawaii, etc...?
Frankly no, just wherever teams want to go. You can see the best teams are spread out throughout all the different tourneys
Killer identity... Montucky Yooper!
Not sure what's up.
Sorry to be that guy.
Not sure what's up.
The VCU- Georgetown game had 84(!) freethrows... Wow..
I'm not going to say it but this game better not you know what.
I think you just jinxed it.
FSU Northeastern just ended so 7:30
The Canadian Goose shits on somebody again tonight, and squawks the whole way down the court.
Thank god he made that...I can't stand a 5 min OT
HE HIT THE SHOT
Thank you for hitting that!
Not exactly a Christian Latner shot, now was it?
Would be great momentum builder for this young team to come in and win the tourney.
No working stream???
Firstrow isn't working for me - is it working for others?
Any other streams???
The start time is now pushed back to 7:40 according to Espn. Probably will be no working streams until closer to then.
Hasn't started yet
Thanks for posting it up, however.
High quality stream is up.
Gametime pushed back over an hour from schedule? How can Puerto Rico do this to us
Why do we bother starting Horford if McGary plays 33 mins in the last game? Doesn't make sense to me
McGary was obviously winded and playing back into shape. He's coming off a mysterious back injury. Michigan is playing a team that appears to be seriously overmatched. All good reasons to limit his minutes if possible this game - at least keep him to something reasonable. What wouldn't make sense is to run McGary out there for 30+ minutes in a game we win going away.
Of course if the game is tight, all bets are off.
Let's Go Blue!
Nice showing from the Puerto Rican Michigan alumni contingent!!
Nice defense on this opening possession.
Stauskas with the steal. Balls.
Stauskas that he is a shooter
Are free throws going to continue to be an issue? Rare to see Nik miss a pair.
EDIT: Nailed his next two. Going strong to the rack, is Stauskas.
Nice. Stauskas drawing some fouls.
Ben Cherry with 2 fouls less than 1 minute in for Charlotte.
Stauskas is like healthy Derrick Rose, driving to bucket getting either a basket or contact every time.
Free throws man. Free throws.
Charlotte keeps bobbling the ball out of bounds.
I think that's the fastest I've ever seen GRIII move.
And Charlottes head coach has a hilarious hairline
Under Gene Keady who also gave him hairstyle tips.
Horford is not very good yet
give him a couple more years...
Damn, now 2 on Levert.
Levert's done for the half.
Caris out with two quick ones.
Different type of officiating than the other night
Wow, 5 fouls combined in 2 minutes of game time. Stauskas at the line for the 3rd time already.
I'm liking the early energy from GRIII
Ok, so far the whole offense goes through Stauskas. Wow.
Not a flagrant just a hard foul.
GR3 fell on his butt/lower back.
Hard foul, but GRIII needs to attack just a bit harder
I hate the new rules. They have destroyed the competitive flow of a game.
if the tickey tack shit is a foul, that foul on GRIII should be grounds for incarceration.
This is basically a home crowd for us. Awesome.
Michigan two fouls from bonus 2.5 minutes into the game.
So bonus in the first 5 min anybody?
Horford was better last year, wasn't he? He looks so slow and tentative.
Bad pass by Walton.
Now he's talking about Morgan's hips?!?!
If Bielfeldt comes he will talk about his calves.
True. No way they'd let Michigan get to the bonus unless they evened up the calls first.
Mitch the St. Bernard. Just running around knocking shit over and jumping all over everything.
Love Walton's energy but he's just moving too fast.
Walton is pretty sloppy with the ball. Young and all, of course, but very noticeable in comparison to Burke/Albrecht I feel.
Good thing I blocked out 5 hours of my Sunday evening to watch this game.
Also, can I say I like the D even if they're making shots? I feel like the D is playing well except for then making contested shots.
Let em play.
This new reffing BS makes games much more annoying to watch.
Only two bad shots for us were the missed long two pointers from GRIII and Irvin
Charlotte drains back to back 3s. We can't buy a basket.
Walton is playing sloppy, sloppy defense.
In this tourney and the ISU gmae, whenever Irvin has been in the other team has gone on a run. He's just not living up to the hype.
Maybe we should let him play a few games before saying he isn't living up to the hype.
No. His D is pretty bad too.
He is a freshman in what his sixth game? Relax
Umm..not living up to the hype? He's played 5 games. Sure he's struggled, but give him time before writing him off.
Damn, who put the lid on the basket?
This is some sloppy slop going on
Irvin must be shooting like 12 percent this year, eh?
31.8% if ESPN is to be believed
Crappy start to the game. Can't buy a basket.
Someone needs to check that hoop to see if it's one of those carnival basketrs.
Sounds like there are a lot of Michigan fans down there. A pleasant surprise to see so many people travel down there
Those are locals, not traveling fans.
Large alumni contingency in San Juan!
STOP IT NIK
Jesus. Just make a basket.
Derrick Rose-like. I'm telling ya, but a better shooter.
At least at his point
Charlotte might foul out this first half.
Zak Irvin has been less than impressive thus far in his young career.
Just can hit a shot for being a 'pure scorer'
Morgan still can't catch a break.
Around the basket than Morgan
Poor Jordan Morgan. It just doesnt seem like he has improved with age as much as I was hoping.
Offensively, he's no better than he was as a freshman. As long as he keeps taking charges on D.
Making plenty of offensive rebounds but can't cash in on them.
Breathing is now a foul.
Nik Stauskas is Canadian Jesus.
Zak Irvin couldn't get a bucket in exchange for currency this evening.
Jesus. Shooting 18%? They're shooting 66%?
We're missing so many easy shots around the rim.
Given how much he's played the past few years, it's hard to see Morgan making the same old mistakes. Drawing teh charge was good, but I'd rather he make his layups
Lol. They just gave that point to Charlotte.
Espn giving Charlotte points for Michigan free throws made.
They're shooting 55% and fouling like mad. This will probably sort itself out
Isn't the score jacked up? Isn't it 17-15?
Scoreboard operator fucked up, should be 17-15.
Yea wtf nobody notices the points
So the scoreboard?
Making bunnies continues to be this team's Achillies heel.
Clank, clank, clank. Missing every open shot right now.
What's the real score at this point?
Michigan must be shooting about 7% from within 5 feet.
Wow. Just make a basket.
Refs permit mugging in the lane but call touch fouls outside.
Anyone care to make a basket? Other than Nik?
Game of a thousand clanks. This is pissing me off.
You could hear Nik's arm get slapped on that drive
Did they give the free throws to Charolette?
This is like watching an NBA game where breathing on another player is a foul.
Yet another missed shot at the rim. Unreal how badly Michigan is shooting right now.
Building a neighborhood with all these bricks.
run it every time for stauskus. he needs to get 50 shots per game.
With Vermont then we can struggle with Charlotte
3-21 from two
I like those coaches outfits. Straight up prison gear.
LOL, I thought the same thing
Unless Nik gets hot, this is not a "scoring" lineup
We need to get Irvin an easy bucket in transition. He's killing us.
those have all been easy open looks. he's just firing up bricks.
Awful shot by Irvin. He's building a house out there.
So many misses. Fire Borges.
Walton's done for the half.
Good news is that we are only a down a few. A quick run is what we need.
Michigan shooting 14% and yet is only trailing by four points. Incredible.
I see what you did there.
You mean since Saturday? Hi-yo
With how and we're shooting why aren't we driving to the hoop and getting to the free throw line? We're in the bonus, use it to negate this terrible sequence of clanks.
they have missed 8-10 shots around the rim already.
What the fuck is going on
Ho-ly crap. We cannot make a basket. We should be home 10-15 right now
This bad shooting can't last forever.
Dang we are ice cold. I guess we are only down 4.
Well considering how poorly the shooting is this game is going pretty well. Things will turn unless somehow we have the worst shooting game in history of NCAA.
Of course. Spike does it!
This is brutal. There just aren't a lot of pure scorers on this team.
But there are. That's why it's surprising.
Michigan has missed so many open looks from within a few feet -- that is a fluke. This is just a bad shooting night. They happen.
Oh by the way Charlotte is not a pushover, either.
Is Borges calling this offense?
I'm not sure but it's probably due to lack of execution and youth.
STAUSKAS AND-1 BABY
It can only get better
Nice move by Nik!
Lol what a weak and one
Well just like that we are only down 2.
We are shooting 18.5% currently, and 12.5% from 3.
before the tip off?
Some one explain this from Dakich... "It's like being at the club; sometimes awkward works.."
Maybe his best quote to date.
I cannot believe we're only down by 2.
What did Dakich just say? LMAO.
Advocare sounds like it should be the name of an auto parts store.
I always thought it was until I saw one of those commercials. I was like, LOLWUT?
Even if we can get our % up to the high 30's we'll kill them
We're shooting as poorly as we possibly can, and only down 2 - maybe down 1 if Stauskas hits a free throw here.
Remember last year when Wisconsin was playing the worst first half possible and we couldn't build any kind of lead anyway and therefore ended up losing as soon as Wisky started hitting shots? Charlotte = us in that game. It's a matter of time.
Vermont over Duke at Cameron Indoor?
That was BS
Alan Major needs to embrace his baldness.
Pierria. I like that name.
The kids call that look The Lebron.
Charlotte's coach can't be for real with that hair. He lost a bet, right?
I have no idea what Dakich is talking about. Broad jumping vs high jumping???
Does anyone find it interesting that the Charlotte coach, thee of the special hairline, was an assistant under Gene Keady?
Come on, that's special.
Michigan's locker room is going to need some new paint after halftime.
Is anything good going to happen this weekend sports-wise?(Notwithstanding the great performance by the hockey team).
Even if we could shoot 25% we'd have a few point lead.
Mitch. Take it up strong and cram it home instead of that weak reverse layup.
WHO HAD DAKICH MENTIONS BIEFIELDT'S CALVES WITHIN THE FIRST FIVE SECONDS OF HIM COMING INTO THE GAME
They are shooting 47% also.
can't remember the last time i've seen a big guy like him have the ability to get a defensive rebound, put it on the floor and make a great outlet pass or biring it up the court.
This game is stupid. I dont understand how we're losing
We are shooting 18.5% to their 52%.
ball was ON the rim.
The other call that was missed was that the ball was on the rim.
I was screaming that at the TV, too.
No one listented.
THAT WAS A FUCKING FOUL ON CHARLOTTE
Holy shit we look bad
are absolute shit
He insists on talking about his calves. I wish he would stop. I really wish he would stop.
Shot 3s. Nobody else took a shot
Bielfeldt needs to kick that back out.
Why is Bielfeldt in?
This is awful to watch. Should be winning by 10+ but can't make a freakin bucket to save our lives and we're losing
Zak Irvin 0-8 yikes.
how often does that dude need to fall on the ground for no apparent reason?
LeVert is badly missed. The game is moving way too quickly for Irvin.
The refs missed an obvious basket interfetence call on Charlotte and a blindingly obvious foul on the ensuing rebound.
This is hard to watch
Clayton is literally throwing people around lol
Bielfeldt needs to come out...now.
Can't just fall down. Or throw up prayers...
Biefledt was fouled, just not called
Zak Irvin running for president of the International Bricklayer's Union.
Jesus. Every single bounce since the first two minutes has gone against us.
So if we are no longer a football school, and we will never be an elite basketball school... What are we?
A forgotten memory
Whelp good to know!
It's Stauskas vs. Everyone.
GR3 has not shown up. He has talent...but didn't bring it with him...cuz I haven't seen him.
Irvin haven't hit a shot today...
Super calves aren't helping his post defense.
Maybe Bielfeldt should not be playing...
Biefeldt just doesn't have a lot of court awareness it seems.
We be getting hacked
Horford should not be alowed to shoot
Well shit. Can't take this right now.
GRIII clearly did not work on his deficiencies like Stauskas did in the offseason. Still can't create any offense for himself.
Fairly miraculous that we're only down 2 considering how awful we've shot
WELCOME TO THE BASKETBALL GAME ZAK IRVIN
Irvin has missed "some"?
shooting % has a way of evening out.
Good stroke, Irvin. We'll get him going.
I tuned in to watch a basketball game. A whistle concert ensued.
I think all big ten conference games will take 3 hrs a piece at this rate. The havoc with tv scheduling will force a a change back in refereeing. Book it.
Irvin is now 1-9, team has improved to 23.5% (8-34) shooting.
Damn. End of 1st half dagger.
Wow, duke. 1-4 Vermont giving you that much of a battle at Cameron?
where is the defense?
We'd probably have a comfortable lead right now if we were shooting 30%.
missed a damn shot yet? When they come back to Earth, it's gonna be quite a CRASH.
Thank you GRIII for leavig that 3 wide open
Awful defensive sequence.
GR3 just completely ignored #10.
Are you kidding me?
Wowwwww Vermont!!!! 3 made and the foul!!
Man GRIII hasn't grown at all. Maybe all of last year was Burke for him?
Wow. The ending to this Duke game is nuts.
HOLY CRAP A 4 point play.... maybe
HOLY SHIT VERMONT
Vermont just made a 4 point play to tie the game with 10 seconds left at Cameron. Insane.
crap! tie game with 8.7 to go!!
Duke TIED with Vermont...10.4 seconds left.
Of course he was fouled....bullshit
Refs calling quick fouls of course to help duke
Wow what a pathetic foul call.
but Duke gets the call.
That is a terrible call, he got all ball.
Duke gets bailed out with a Duke call.
Score at half for mich?
Charlotte 35, Michigan 30.
We're shooting 23%, they're shooting 53%
Thank you sir. Proper manners are a dying breed.
I feel like Vermot just got screwed on a clean block. My stream is terrible and no sound though so, I could be very wrong.
classic duke refs
Even if duke wins this is an embarrassing performance. Vermont is 1-4.
Won't matter. All that matters is the W.
Did they ever fix the free throw points?
Bsll don't lie!
We're gonna shoot better in the second half. Pretty much a certainty. LeVert will be back, too. Feels like a win to me.
I'm much more concerned in a general sense going forward with the defensive lapses than the poor shooting. A lot of those were lay-ups we couldn't finish. We'll get those more often than not, and the threes will fall if we attack the basket and move the ball. But we've got to tighten up the D.
What a load of shit
How do you not get a shot off?
Duke gets bailed out by a Duke call.
Cumong Vermont. Not even getting a shot is terrible.
Too late. Damn. Heck of a game though by those kids. F duke.
ONE point win Duke. These guys are going back to VT to tap maple trees.
Vermont blew that, bad call or no