Prepare to die, Gopher!
EDIT: didn't see your video.. shit...
Edit back: Yeah, the non-YouTube videos sometimes take a minute to load...
Anyone know if there is an online stream for this game? I checked a couple sites for links, but no dice. This is really dumb because I have BTN at school, but home, nothing.
Since we're still a few minutes away from tip off, what's everyone drinking?
I'm about to head over to the bar with a friend and am hoping that they have the Dogfish Head India Brown (their other location does so crossed fingers). Maybe have an Arrogant Bastard too, before I force myself to shut down the spending.
Pure energy. And Pepsi.
Strongbow, because it's delicious.
Anyone with a link to a stream can have one of mine. You'll have to come to the Netherlands, but we all make sacrifices.
Any links to a game stream today?
Yikes, Minny is starting only 1 guard. That's a huge size advantage for them.
I need a live stream... anybody?
Great start so far for Hardaway.
My signature says it all
Tim hit his first two shots, Zack hit his first shot - all threes.
I really hate Minnesota's raised court.
Our players seem to like it, though.
I think Michigan is starting out strong with this one. Team hasn't quit.
4 straight 3-pointers to start the game. I likey.
It's raining 3's
Are these new maize and blue shoes that the team is wearing? I've never noticed them before.
I'd still rather have the black shoes and black socks. It looks slick and has some history for us.
I hadn't noticed, and they're awesome.
(Though I can't argue with the black socks/shoes point).
Any idea what our record for most straight 3s (without a miss or a 2 for that matter) to start a game is? I can't imagine we've ever started a whole lot better than 5-5 (!) from beyond the arc...ridiculous
Tim Hardaway, Jr....nothing else to say but that.
Hardaway is dropping threes like it's nobodies business!
Hardaway is on fire!!
We cannot seem to stop them on offense or get defensive rebounds...
Minny's size is asserting itself. I have a feeling that will catch up with us by the end of the game. We start 6-6 from 3 and still only up 4.
Minny will start to get tired after a while if we keep running up and down the floor like we have been
you run their asses out of the gym. fatigue the big galoots.
Certainly hope that works.
Let's not cool off just yet
we need some defense
We can't be one and done on every play
If you were the girl from 4E in that State Farm ad, wouldn't you be slightly weirded out to find yourself in some random guy's apartment?
Not if she really, really wanted to meet those guys but was too shy to materialize in their apartment until State Farm helped out.
make their bigs run
Tim Hardaway is really good
The Barn sounds mighty quiet. Michigan must be kicking butt.
Edit: Radio guy says Michigan is shooting 69%.
Es en fluego!
Is anyone else surprised to see Christian in before Horford?
don't overlook that... JB knows we need to run and Christian provides that opportunity more so than Horford
get out on that shooter
Well just keep doing that
Did anyone predict this for Jr.? This kid has gone so far so quickly
by JR's JR year tho
overrated coach, imo.
Just give us one more NC, overrated or not.
Tim Jr's not going to let us lose today.
Love the game plan today. Love this team, they are just fun to watch.
Smotrycz could hit a shot, we'd really be killing them.
I love Tim Hardaway Jr. That is all.
Wow, this is a fun team to watch when they are not making mental errors.
Live by the Three. DESTROY by the Three.
Goose bumps, anyone?
Keep firing em up
If we shoot with this kind of confidence in the B1G Tournament, we might not even need to worry about the bubble.
how much this team can adjust depending on the opponent. basically one full day to game plan for these guys, and it appears they've installed a new look on D, where stu and zach play kind of a match up zone in the paint.
Could you imagine our team with a guy like Mbakwe??
We had a guy like that, but his AAU coach prodded him to transfer to Baylor, that hotbed of future NBA talent.
the annnouncers are like "Blake McLimans into the ball game!??!?"
McLimans for 3 = Fail.
Get it back to 8....
do not shoot the damn ball ever; unless layup
Stop missing 3's!!
call the TO
why can't douglass make an open 3
great game so far
This Williams kid pisses me off. Four of his 11 threes on the season have come against us.
Was about 3 possessions too late.
We must lead the Big Ten in blowing double digit leads
Now launching the quick three everytime down the court is starting to hurt us. I wish we would be more selective with our shots.
When is Beilein going to stop playing Stu so much? The kid can't seem to do anything right: he can't shoot, he can't play defense, and he's good for a turnover or two every game. What gives, JB?
Shit I thought we would have a commanding lead at half, how long has it bee since a shot fell?
Darius is great, but he needs to learn he can't jack up any treys this year. Still lacks that dimension to his game. Same goes for McLimans. Except he should never shoot, period.
unless the game is over and it's mop up time
wow, tv timeout with 1 second left in the half
maybe the biggest of the half
Or has Morris been mugged inside about 7 times, and has yet to get a call?
Smotrycz has been manhandled a few times as well.
It's going both ways though. There have been a few occasions we could have been called for fouls down low and we haven't. I think they're just letting them play.
Memo to Jim Jackson: there are Michigan fans watching the telecast, too.
Not to jinx us or anything, but have lost any players to injury for any meaningful games this year? This must be the healthiest team in college basketball history.
Anyone notice we havent scored in the last 5 minutes?
edit: 5:45 to be exact
Need to slow the game down. Minnesota is not going to score in bunches so stop giving them so many possessions.
i want to make minny try to run with us. they can't. that's why we're getting so many open shots. just gotta keep knockin em down.
if we get to double digits in the 2H, then i may slow it down to shorten the game.
or is it true that nobody -- on either team-- has made a rebound?
22 3 point attempts is alot for a whole game let alone the first half. Why are they not even attempting to go inside? Seeing that 10+ point lead evaporate after three attempt after missed three attempt is enraging. JB needs to tell them there is such a thing as a two point shot.
i think it's because minny probably has 2 of the best shot blockers in the BIG.
Good game plan...Launch 3's with a 9 point lead and let the other team come back...
Given how we started the game, I can't really fault them. Minn is giving us great looks every time down.
Beilein loves the hollow out strategy, but with Minnesota's shot blockers and Morgan on the bench with 2 fouls we aren't gonna get many bunnies by the rim. Pair that with Minny giving us wide open looks from 3 and we should take them.
With Minny's bigs the alternative is shooting 15'-18' jumpers, which I doubt we'd hit at a higher rate.
Like it or not, taking open 3's will be our best chance to finish the game with a W.
if it's open (and not mcclimans). we don't have the guys to challenge them in the paint. maybe the occasional pick and roll for morgan, but even he got his dunk attempt blocked.
Where do you get the idea that Beilein doesn't think he needs bigs? In his time here he's recruited Cronin, Benzing, Morgan, McLimans, Smotrycz, Horford and Christian. The bigger issue is that we have only one who is actually good at the moment.
I agree that Hortord and McLimans aren't useable players at this stage. But if Cronin and Benzing were here, they wouldn't need to play at all. Beilein brought in as many bigs as he could in 2009 and 2010 to round out the roster after those two were lost. Right now only Morgan is really serviceable.
Smotrycz is 6'9", so he's a post in size if not offensive game. He will probably be our 4 of the future, but again, he's just not physically ready.
of course he wants bigs. mcclimans was a late after-thought after we missed out on that german. and cronin was chronically injured in the class before.
then he recruited smotrycz and horford in this class and tried to get amir williams in the 2011 class.
i guarantee he gets a solid big in the next class.
allows us to use our weakness (height) as an advantage. I would like to see a few more shots inside the arc, also should be some backdoor cuts available with the good outside shooting.
fo sho. we'll push the ball even more next year with all the guard depth.
the guy over collins' left shoulder wearing ugz?
oh come on we need to score on those breaks
The Gophers size and power may be the difference in this game.
Horford shoulda done that
and time left please!
horford and mcclimans shooting threes. you idiots!
39-37 Minny. 15:59 left
no more JH or BM this game please
Hardaway 3's attempted: 0. Horford 3's attempted: 1. That's terrible.
I like how, armed with all that extra energy after drinking their product, the Five Hour Energy guy just sits down and reads a newspaper.
He has all that extra time from not making coffee.
And he sure looks energetic making use of it.
If that's the case, why did Novak start at the 3 most of the season and Smotrycz at the 4? Beilein wants his 4 to have an outside shot, but that doesn't mean he wants him to be 6'4".
48-48 11:25 left.
Even when he's not playing well, Novak is a leader.
Agreed. Novak is the heart and leader of the team.
it would just be nice if he could hit a damn shot tho
Can we please get Hardaway involved? I hate that this happens...he gets hot and then doesn't get the ball for long stretches of the game.
unless it's a layup, save your energy for defense and everyone else get your damn hands up on the perimeter... too many easy post entries
three ball to seize momentum... then go for it
Nothing comes easy, does it? This game is really physical, and you kind of wonder if UM has enough bodies to stay close.
and pack the paint please!
I think these are our first free throws
You can fuck me with a rake if that was a foul on DMo. Mbakwe gets pissed that he almost fell so he comes in and flails his arms around... FOUL FOUL FOUL
Well, that's one way to avoid a 3-point play, I guess.
a hard foul underneath instead of just a token reach leading to a 3 pt play.
starting to heat up the home cooking
I don't think Iowa is a statement win for Illinois at home
Someone needs to tell Valentine that the Four Tops are (mostly) dead, and he doesn't need to audition.
Do our opponents ever miss a free throw?
It's about time
with the tuff rebound
just not ready at this point
ridiculous decision by him. passes up a wide open 3 a bit earlier, only take that dumb runner a bit later.
He's too streaky. But atleast he made his free throws :)
no way that was a foul!
We need Novak to get hot right about now.
2 more big free throws
59-58 Michigan, 4:20 left.
D morris; quit standing around
Is that announcer rooting for Minnesota?
I think Jackson is rubbing off on him. I get the distinct impression that Jackson is still bitter that we ended his college career.
It does seem slanted that wasy. Whenever Minnesota does something it's "EPIC". And when Michigan does something "it's about time".
it IS about time. We're playing like crap and we're obviously the better team, so when they play better it's good for them, but we should be killing them
Ok, win the last 4 minutes by 2 points or more. That's all we need.
4 minutes to extend the dream
do you miss those bunnies!
We lost. No tourney for us.
You're an ass.
lets go kid
62-61 Minny 1:52 left. M ball.
Boom goes the dynamite!
Man, I'm going to have a heart attack watching this game.
welcome back to the offensive side of things novak!!! HUGE shot there!
64-62 Michigan. 1:09 left.
Novak = grit
To be tiny. Damn, how do you get a board giving up 5 inches.
DON'T BLOW IT
need to make any free throws we get here on out
Minny is getting ALL of the "luck" rebounds this half. It just kills to watch UM play good defense and then see Minny get the ball because it bounced their way. Well, another defensive possession and this game might be in UM's pocket.
I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!!! They never quit. Again another close hard fought game. For the team picked last place, they're doing great!
that's my boy novak
It looks like Mbakwe is playin a little dirty
Morris and 1!!!!
I love these phantom fouls.
And as I'm typing this, HUGE STEAL BY NOVAK AND HUGE AND-1 FOR MORRIS
Stepping up BIG TIME!
FUCK yes Nach Novak!
i love you
Novak! What a gamer.
Grabbed the game by the thoat and put a big W in our team's court. He is not only Mr. Hustle, Mr. Grit, & Mr.Selfless, his is clutch.
And 1 for D MO!
big steal zach! layuyp morris. free throw to go! woooooo!!!!!! 67-62
Great play by Novak. Seals the win.
Now for God's sake, let's make a free throw or two here, boys.
WITH THE REJECTION!!
Novak in the clutch!
this damn party is over!!!!! won't miss the FTs this game baby.
is a hater
You can tell it hurts Jackson so much to say anything positive about Michigan. He should be scared though because the future is very very bright in Ann Arbor for the next few years!
67-62 Michigan 23.7 and counting. Ball game.
We're taking Tim to Vegas if he gets the score exactly right
WOW! This team does not know the word quit! Going to be a great two weeks ahead!
Is having an orgasm on the air. Rightly so.
Novak = megagritty.
I love Zack Novak
ZACKY BOY!!!!!! OH SNAP SON!
My wife came by during the replay of Morgan's block, saw his arm errantly hit the Minny player in the face, and said "Isn't that a foul?" My response was, "Usually, but not when Minny has been plowing into UM players all game."
....All I can think of is HALOL!
Just reminded everybody why Beilein has so much faith in him
Call timeout Stu!
are you really that dumb!
Right when I log in we had that 5 sec violation. Fuck that. Good bye.
Right when I started watching we missed our first 3 3's
Jim Jackson always seemed to have some residual hatred for UM from his days at OSU.
he really kinda talks them up. he thinks they should make the tourney. then again, he gets paid to pump up the big 10.
did we find out about Beilin's ring?
I think so, it was decidedly either from the NIT or from Sweet 16's at WVU. I don't think its from our tourney run, I don't think you get one just for making the dance
Mbwake clearly dragged both feet there, and then the other Minn guy did, too.
Still Alive, Babeee!!
On to the next must win game...
That's just an effort play by Hardaway there. He's going to be special.
No tourney for us..couldn't beat Wisconsin..
you said we lost this game at the 2 min mark remember?
Yes, I remember. It's called reverse psychology. Make myself think we'll lose so I won't get too upset if they would have lost.
Using reverse psychology on yourself on a public forum... shouldn't that get you on the sex offenders list?
F U ... acting like we haven't won a game all year
Ha ha Minnesota! We own them on the hardwood as well (5 of the last 6).
Man, I do feel bad for Minny, though. They desered to beat MSU last game, probably should have won here, and just had horrible luck since Nolen went down. Love the win, but just a tough scene to see.
deserved this game. Seemed like a pretty even game for the most part, with UM making the big plays in the last couple of minutes to earn the win. UM deserved to win this game, and is a better team than Minnesota without Nolan. Minnesota didn't make the plays down the stretch to deserve the win against MSU either to be honest. If you can't make the plays in crunch time than you don't deserve to win.
Had we not been snakebit against Illinois or Wisconsin, we'd be talking about our NCAA seeding right now.
Now 6 days rest for by far the biggest game of the year. Tourney hopes are still alive.
Hell YES! This team is fun.
I think you mean HAIL yes. and I agree, but I might say "exciting" more than "fun", because sometimes it's exciting in a bad way (and exasperating)
Hardaway Jr. with another B1G freshman of the week this week?
Timmy Jr. should get the trifecta in the Big Ten Freshman of the Week. It will be a shame if he doesn't.
it all comes down to sparty, imo. beat them, then i think we are 9-9, probably tied with sparty, psu and illini. i think the tourney takes two of those.
given that we would be 2-0 against both sparty and psu. committee has to take us over them. but an extra win in the tourney would guarantee it.
We beat Sparty, we probably punch their ticket to the NIT! How sweet would that be? Sending them to the NIT on our way to the NCAA?
16 - 0 when scoring 65+ points???????
Sure would help if Texas would stop losing to bubble teams every weekend....Now lets hope for a massive Duke blowout tonight against Va Tech. And also Memphis getting blown out at UTEP helps us greatly from earlier today! Great win today and beat Sparty!
This team had every reason to bury their heads in the sand after that last heartbreaker and they came out and played their butts off. They are young but showed great maturity to bounce back like this. Now let's beat State!
I give JB a ton of credit both for the kinds of kids he recruits and the way he's developing them. Very impressive.
Great win today boys! So excited for next week!
This team is going to be a force in 2012.
i am very happy. also unpoetical
Zach freakin' Novak. What a clutch defensive play/outlet pass that was.
his clutch 3 pointer with the shot clock running down the possession before that.
weird how a guy can turn a mediocre to poor performance into a great one in a matter of a few seconds. and being at the end of the game magnifies it. i feel really good for the kid. he must felt awful after the last game, where he was a complete non-factor.
For the pure entertainment value I just took a glance at the Michigan vs. Minn. thread over at RCMB. One guy over there had the balls to say that Michigan gets away with more pushing and shoving fouls than any team he's seen. What a delusional idiot! MSU basically plays football on the hardwood every single year. They get away with their style of play.
Only the RCMB would have a game thread for Michigan vs. Minnesota.
Zack's late 3 pointer won this game. Could the announcers have been any more disappointed with the outcome of the game? Jackson looked like he was gonna cry during Coach B's post game interview.
I guess for the first time ever, I am going to have to hope that MSU takes out Purdue. That sucks. Great road win. Can't wait to see Morris as a junior next year. Damn.
we need sparty to lose to purdue. that way if we beat sparty, we would be tied at 9-9; and 2-0 against them. no way they go dancin before us then.
Nope. We need msu to win. Makes them 10-8. Illinois 9-9 with Illinois getting the edge in head to head. Then we get 11seed in first round and Wisconsin the 3seed in the second. Otherwise we jump to the 4 or 5 spot and have to play in the 4vs 5 spot then face #1 osu on Saturday. We need 2 wins and msu to make it.
Winning the next two games could very well do it. This is contingent on the first BTT game being the 4-5 game. Don't think beating a 6-11 seeded team does much. Winning two more games will get the overall record to 20-13 at least. The Bubble is weak this year and we will have a good chance winning the next two games. Of course wining more would be preferable but still a long road.
Excellent win by a resilient team. I really appreciate their effort week in and week out. Go Blue.
our resume's are nearly identical if they lose to us and purdue and finish 9-9
Take it for what it is but I was watching the BTN's one-on-one feature with Darius Morris and he said that "We'll all be back next year". I thought this was interesting because people had been saying he was thinking about entering the draft.
Toughest SOB on a tough young team. He is the best.
Hey, I was at the game, and people have been telling me that I got about ten seconds of face time in the second half. Anybody got a torrent for the game?