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MBB vs. Duke Open Thread
Nice! I Like the intensity in this shot.
What is up with Morris? Hurt?
is the pair of douches announcing the game. Clark K and his tOSU bias and Nantz with his ACC woody. Otherwise GO BLUE!
Nantz bringing up and pissing on the Fab Five?
With ever increasing disdain as well.
Duke vs. the Fab Five, revisited. Nothing could be further from the truth.
This game will be Duke vs. Duke. If we win it will be because of defense, 3 pointers, and free throws. It will not be run and gun and lobbing alley-oops to our dominant Center. To win, we will need to out-Duke Duke.
Sorry to dissapoint you mister Nantz, but here is no Fab Five story here.
They're not feeling that sense of overachievement, there here to win!
Go Blue! (our Blue, tyvm...)
Vengeance for the Five!
Two words: Just win.
LETS GO BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHOCK THE WORLD
at least we have the North Carolina fans on our side today
If Duke and OSU lose today it has the potential to be one of the best days of all time
"It was my first Division I game as a Division I coach -- at Duke," Beilein recalled of the Dec. 1, 1992, game at Cameron Indoor Stadium, in which Duke beat Canisius, 110-62. "We walked into the shoot-around It was like a weekday game. We walked into the shoot-around and there was Krzyzewskiville set up. I go, 'Damn.' I said, 'They're set up in Krzyzewskiville to play Canisius?' I asked somebody, 'You're set up, camping out for the Canisius games?'
"He said, 'Heck, no, we play Michigan this weekend.' And so how ironic is that right now."
Black shoes and black socks
Like Jalen said that day in South Bend: "It's going down!"
Sew on some big bold Block M's
we are right where we want to be.... shock the world
Barkley SHUT UP! Once again saying we are sooo young so we can't win.
Big Chuck is saying we are too young to beat Duke. Lets shock the world!! Stick to our gameplan and make Duke play our game. Just win!
when the Fabs played, nothing new...
Is it on the radio?
Seeing Chuck wheeze through the past couple of years, I'm beginning to realize why he never fulfilled his potential as a pro. Just a dumb guy who was never willing to push himself to improve either as a pro or as a pundit.
And whether we want to agree or not, this is a very young team, and young teams make mistakes, especially on a big stage such as this; Duke is a very good team, hopefully youth doesn't mean a disadvantage for us...
NBA power forward who's career averages on 22 pts and 11 rebounds fulfilled his potential. He's also recognized as one of the 50 best NBA players of all time. What is your definition of reaching potential?
Practice harder than anyone else, lead and drive the team to succeed. If you want to be a number 1 guy who leads his team to a championship, and not hope you get traded to be Jordan's caddy. Great physical gifts and toughness; notoriously bad work habits.
I kind of wish people would stop talking up Irving. The guy beat up on Hampton - good for him. Let's see how he handles a good PG.
that this could work in our favor... hard to come back from that injury and be at top speed. Darius needs to test him early. Hampton was nothing but an organized scrimmage.
He really only beat up on Hampton after the game was decided. Hopefully his return messes up the chemistry and flow of the Duke team after being out so long!
You'd think Duke's squad was playing the game...
Please stay out of foul trouble Jordan Morgan..please please please!
Go Blue! Beat Duke
DIPSY DOO DUNKIN STU!
Here we go!!!
For a basketball game. Let's Go Blue!!
Good to see Jim Nantz spent at least 10 seconds reading up on the team before he stumbled through the intro.
Visited my dad this weekend and came across my old school Fab Five shorts. Yep, have them on right now. Still fit 40 pounds later! Gotta love the baggy shorts!
Not so good to start.
Oh boy...need to rebound
Get a rebound!
The boys are going to be shaky to start....let's be patient and let them find their footing.
Oh no, rebound please.
Duke is very tall - this might not end well if guys don't start getting the ball.
Well Duke is only shooting 25%. So that's good
Duke sloppy early
stu would have made the dunk
Duke is very sloppy, but UM isn't making them pay. Wouldn't mind a foul call, though.
On the non-foul call.
Very ugly game early on
Seriously, I am.
Have to take care of the ball boys! Too many mental mistakes already!
Please dont' shoot the three Darius. Anything else is fine, but not the three
Missed Stu WFO on the wing too!
Not excited about listening to the audio this game - between the mediocre announcers and the partisan crowd, this is not going to be fun for objectiveness.
Really sloppy play on offense by Michigan.
Stu Douglass LMAO
We are a little nervous.
Come on Stu
That is all.
Stu Douglass is the WORST.
Really, you are. Just like you said Morgan has "soft hands". At least 5 passes go off his hands and out of bounds every game, yup really soft. Stick to what you know, being a varsity assistant.
Thanks for reading.
4 early turnovers and can't cash in on a 3 on 2 or 2 on 1. Need to take advantage of those opportunities.
to settle down. Sloppy execution.
Too many turnovers. Gotta calm down and play loose. Nothing to lose boys, let's go!!
Hopefully a deep breath for the team on this TO.
Okay CBS we saw the plumlee dunk one, we dont need you to replay 5 fucking times, It wasn't that cool...
Seriously, we needed to see Plumlee's dunk 4X going to commercial! bitches!
Michigan outplays duke the first 3 mins. and all I here is how great duke is. Awesome.
We need to be more focused.
HD does not do any favors for Coach K.
Which plumlee did we recruit
Stuey is brimming with confidence after his dunk last game. And this is not a good thing for our chances today.
Oh no. Morris looks sick.
I bet Morris landed on the ball and got the wind knocked out of him. He has that look. He'll be OK
I hope that is the case. I like Vogrich shooting but I'm not sure about him being able to protect the ball if he had to.
Ok Darius, get your ass back in there.
Duke is very good, but this team is game.
He passed it to him.
Is it me or does it look like Duke's "aggressive" defense is really just a continual foul show? I feel like in other games impeding the dribbler like that would be whistled.
No, that's just hard-nose defense played by a bunch of great student athletes!
/wanking motion by MSM
I thought this too...so much grabbing and holding...it'd be one thing if it was the body, but its all hands and arms...
There's the first timeout on an inbounds pass. Dammit!
whatever of the TO...we only get a million per half
Tell that to Chris Webber.
WTF is up with that.
It's been an issue in the alst few games.
Seriously, is there a more incompetent player than Stu Douglass?
Seriously, is there a more incompetent poster than Hoke-A-Mania?
Nice to see the hater is in the house for this game. You really do suck.
Every single game thread he gets on here and bashes our own players, with a focus on Stu. While Stu isn't the best player on our team, he works his ass off and represents our school well. If we had somebody with more athletic ability, they'd be playing instead. Why don't you hit up red cedar or mlive and bash away at our players, but keep it off this site.
Does not approve of this message.
Why is inbounding the ball always an adventure? Make a cut, set a screen, pass the ball.
Duke's style of play should at least keep Morgan out of foul trouble.
but I have to fight off the urge to imagine myself pissing in their drinks or something
Stu needs to stick to throwing down dunks.
Without Morris to break down the D with penetration we are in deep trouble
Well....sloppy on both sides of the ball. But they're defense is tough as hell. I'm worried i will wear us down.
can you please pass the ball when you have 2 people much taller than you defending you instead of taking stupid shots?
That'll probably happen a couple more times at least.
Gotta hit those 3's and damn soon
Morris back in thank God!
What cracks me up is the announcers truly believe M has never played a team as talented as Duke, shit we've played better teams than Duke, haven't beat them yet, but we've played them.
I like when both Plumlee's are in, Michigan will get wide open looks
Everyone - stop killing Stu Douglass. We all laughed at the UT fans for killing their own players, but we are just as bad. Yes, Douglass is not great, but he plays hard and is a part of this team. That should be enough to keep him above "whipping boy" status. UM is playing Duke - there must be other players you can make fun off that wear the Blue Devils' uniform.
Don't pay them no mind. Anyone ripping on Stu is either looking for attention, a dumb ass or both, let them ramble on.
He plays hard, but he makes stupid plays. That's the problem I have with him. He jacks up random-ass shots, throws the ball into traffic, can't catch passes when he's wide open, etc.
it could of worked out real well had our guy been expecting it. Yeah, the hand check was a dumb play, but overall I feel good when he's out there.
Do you feel good about a guy who plays the full 40 minutes ending with a stat line of 1-for-4 shooting, 0-for-2 on three-pointers, 2 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 turnovers (plus 2 passes that went right through his hands)?
Yay Morris is back.
Good job Novak!
Novak takes charges like a boss!
And DMo is back.
Come on Morgan, you can't heisitate!
What is crazy hand checking on the outside
We need to frickin man up and go strong to hoop. At least we might draw a foul.
Can't decide if Singler or Plumlee(s) is a bigger bitch.
They both learned from the master, Coach K
They are both bitched
Grant Hill is a bigger bitch than both.
Wow their defense is incredibly tight, how they don't foul is beyond me.
They don't stop hand checking. It is very frustrating to watch and I imagine, extremely frustrating to our players when they have the ball. Duke just keeps smacking at us. It doesn't seem fair.
UM should start hand checking to see if the refs are going to call it. I'm serious have Vogrich hand check Singler on the perimeter one play to test the refs.
any of you basketball coach types have an idea how michigan can get the offense going?
spread the floor, go pick and pop and look to penetrate and kick. Michigan is smaller but much quicker.
New NCAA release eliminates reaching in and hand checking from the rule book. The non-calls make sense now.
We can't seem to handle this pressure defense. Turnover after turnover and plenty of near turnovers.
Darius keeps having to battle back against his defender every time bc dudes hands are all over him. No matter who's guarding him.
My one issue with Coach B is that I wish we were way more vociferous with the refs when shit like that goes down.
Michigan needs to to a better job getting the ball to the paint. Need to go to the line a little more than against Tenn.
Douglass is killing the team right now. He looks likes a deer in headlights out there. He's turning the ball over and when he's not turning it over it looks like he's about to turn it over. I think Coach B needs to sit his ass and calm his nerves.
I've always thought that if Kyle Singler doesn't make it in the NBA he could have a long and successful career playing the villain in World War II movies.
Has anyone tasted Tate's new chicke?
If Duke plays defense (is allowed to) like this the rest of the tournament, i'm not sure they can be beat.
They can't keep up this defensive intensity. We need to keep it close.
We're playing tight. We needed to come out loose. We can't afford to play from a big deficit.
NOVAK! There we go!
Fucking huge. We needed that!
We needed that.
Noovak for 3!
Noovak for 3!
Singler just get out of a pool?
Singler is afraid of the sun.
I hate that camera angle!
lol.. you guys..
make fun of UT for ripping on Tatum, and then come here and rip on Stu... Nice..
Ugggh. Playing just awful.
Which makes sense because, well, F&%$ Dook.
Oh look a Jordan Morgan foul in the first half.
Already 5 fouls, maybe we will actually get to the line this game!
nice. call those hand checks
Christ, Singler's sitting under the rim with Novak in a headlock.
Singler better be careful, he has yet to experience the level of grit that Novak brings. Don't poke the bear or he may start hitting 3s.
Ha Foul, your mom is hot though
A good inbounds play! Woohoo!!!
From watching this team all season its that we are never out of a game as long as we are within 12-14.
Another cheap foul on Morgan.
We have a Timmy sighting.
Morgan is fouling machine.
Ken, where in Bolivia are you? I'm in Trinidad in Beni. Two Blue fans in Bolivia!
...and Morgan is in foul trouble. Great.
That's Morgan's 2nd. Damn
Come on Jordan, you can't freaking reach in like that. Jesus.
Kyrie Irving is sooo good. Check out the most lame highlight video ever.
Both those fouls on Morgan were some touchy bullshit
I didnt know they still shot them these days
Duke's clearly a lot more talented, but the way they're playing thus far they look beatable IF Michigan shot the lights out. I know part of the bad UM shooting is Duke defense, but the boys also just aren't playing well right now
I hate these dookie ogres
thats not allowed mr. official....
I thought I was the only one getting worked up about the moving screens on every play.
Wow. Getting dominated in the paint.
As opposed to when? Do we ever dominate in the paint? Fuck off troll
No, we don't. I wasn't complaining. I don't know what's your problem but I think you to to fuck off.
And down by 2. Moral of the story? Maybe shut your mouth for a while and let the game play out.
Bombs away from downtown
Nice! Got to hit those open looks.
Can't we all just agree that this game is the little dab of whipped cream on top of the cherry on top of the whipped cream on top of the sundae that is the 2010-11 basketball season, and that we're not gonna bitch and moan about the players that are wearing the maize & blue for ONE GODDAMN DAY?
This team has overachieved beyond anything anyone could have imagined. Shut up, sit back, and enjoy the ride.
This is MEEEEEEEEEEECHIGAN! We hate our players more than the players of the oposing team!!!!
9 out of 10 islanders agree
the amount of bitching and ripping of players I see in these threads, for a team that overchieved is unbelievable. It is basically the same people in every game thread.
Novak EN FUEGO
Keep shooting the ROCK
just sickening...the good kind!
Gotta pick up some stops on D but we're still in it.
I am glad that Novak is Hulking Out right now
NOVAK NOVAK NOVAK! He's on fire from 3 today.!
"I hate the faces of Duke"
Novak elicits the first Denard laugh of the day.
tobacco road pipe and smoke it
It's hard accepting the fact that the refs are never going to call the foul on Duke when Novak is hitting a three
Novak is the fucking mann
Keeping us in the game!!
The Zach attack needs to stay hot all game long
until we're about 10 points behind. Right now is the time for positive thinking
This is fun.
with the game being competitive.
is the Duke of announcing, except that Duke is actually very good at its job
Smotrycz has really grown since the BTT.
One nice thing about the Plumlee's. They take some hella stupid fouls...
The next few years with that kids are going to be fun to see
open up the dribble drive!
Yelling at my tv before this game is over. Smotrycz is doing his best Pittsnogle impersonation and looking good.
F U Plumlee or however you spell it. Yeah, you, that was a foul, don't act all innocent.
And on that note we get a pushing foul? Really like Duke hasn't been doing that all game?
Dukies, Trycz are for kids.
young upstart wolverines. ain't scared of Duke
I'm thinking it might be the Duke big guys gassing out half way through this game. Maintaining a press take alot out of the defender.
Man Mich is hitting their three bombd stoday
Evan playing his best game in months!
Dude is out of control.
Also, Smot WOOOOO
This is some bullshit!!!!!!!!
*I will not bitch about refs, I will not bitch about refs...*
How on earth was that a foul? Come on refs.
Because they're Duke.
Refs only allow tight D on one end
Fucking bullshit call, fuck these refs
or something, refs coddling
These refs are RETARDS.
Ken, where in Bolivia are you? I'm in Trinidad in Beni. Two Blue fans in Bolivia!
Not sure if serious.
/I will not complain about the refs
/I will not complain about the refs
That's a fucking horseshit call on Morris. God I hate Duke.
Put morris in, i dont care about the 2 fouls. We can't let this game get out of hand
If he's going to act like he got hit hard on that foul then make sure that little bitch feels it next time.
ref favoritism toward Duke bullshit.
Stuuuuuuuu. Silence the haters my man.
if we're going to be called for crappy fouls, we might as well foul all the way. Let's go all Blake Griffin 2009 NCAA on dook
Stu D frustrates me
still proud. A few more breaks and Michigan is ahead. Duke is beatable
We are going to need some endurance out of Morris. He's key to our offensive productivity and it shows whenever he's off the floor.
get a bucket. Get him in this game.
Also - home cooking on this court no lie.
during this bad stretch.
heats up-- can't see UM sticking around without him making his presence felt
THJ is kind of cold, but then again he seems to be a second half player.
8 on 5
After watching the Washington game, we are not going to get any help. I'm actually surprised it has been more lopsided.
haven't we shot a free throw in 1 and a half games. I know we attempted the second fewest free throws in nation, but going this long without a free throw is ridiculous.
The foul calls are retarded this year as a whole, I swear if you give a guy a mean look they call a foul
I love how Michigan players are slapping dukes hands away on the offensive end, but we as much as breath on the precious Dukies we get called.
We need a patented Michigan run
Horford!!!!!!!! And 1!
holy Shit! Horford?
That's why I want to see more PT for Horford.
wow, didn't think horford had it in him
In your face BITCH!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING!
Holy shit Horford has gotten bigger!
That was one of the most amazing and surprising plays I've seen all year. That's the way to fill in Horford. And the FT.
.... is a BEAST!
did that just happen?
a free throw, nice slam by Horford. Just keep it close boys, give yourself a chance.
And a quick whistle on the other end. Skeletor at the line.
Don't hurt em Horford...maybe just a bit
Gritty play by ther boys so far.
i liked Singler even less the first time he was at Duke. Of course then his name was Dunleavy
omfg.. these refs suck.. this is some bullshit
The guy still had the ball in the same position before the foul. Its not Horford's fault he can't catch.
In all fairness, the refs are calling dumb fouls both ways...
Not allowed to breathe near the Plumlee children.
Fukin' Singler plows through the defense like a fullback...no call. The he gets tapped for a one-and-one.
I'll take it. We need every point we can get.
Have we ever made the front end of a 1-and-1? I've missed a lot of gametime, but I can't recall.
WHERE IS THE FOUL HE'S STRAIGHT UP!?
Singler fucking sucks rofl
And let's go Blake.
next up, blake poweslam
Man is there going to be anybody left to finish the game?