Illinois at UM 1 p.m. Crisler Center
Let's get to 14-0 at home! GO BLUE!
MBB vs. Illinois OPEN THREAD
Illinois sucks. Burke has a 20/10/5 game. I'm not sure what those numbers mean, but I'm assuming its good.
Nevermind, not worth the response.
Driving all day back to michigan...can someone help with a radio stream for iPhone please?
go blue this should be a win unless morgan gets in foul trouble
If you download the app "TuneIn Radio", you should be able to get the game there. It has never failed me in finding a stream for the game.
Nice. BSE and MSE in Aero here. Spent way too much time in that building.
I tried to use tune in radio couple weeks ago, but the radio stations that carry the game block it for tuneinradio users.
I'm not sure about other apps like I Heart Radio.
If there's an online CBS radio stream I would think that would work best
WTKA has an iphone app, so you might be able to listen live through that.
Hope THJ gets it going and continous hot shooting from the bench
This show on before the game is awful. The fact that these guys get paid is...I don't know but it sucks.
I think one of those guys said Draymond Green is his man crush. What an idiot.
They were also discussing how good one and dones are for the NCAA. I'm a 6'nothing white dude with no basketball experience, and I would make a better analyist than any of the morons on that show. Cue the overplayed Billy Madison quote...
Hopefully THJ has been paying attention to the Linsanity and how he gets to the basket. Because that's what we need. GO BLUE!
Oh GOD why are our cheerleaders so ugly???
Um, you haven't had enough beer?
Protect home court!
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH HARDAWAY YOU PUT IT THROUGH THE BASKET!!!! AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
is that Hardaway needs some brunette girls to think about?
I'll set the O/U on 3 nonsensical or unintelligible sentences uttered by Bill Raftery.
that was an easy one
That's 1.5 already
Seriously why does he do that?
He's at 2 already
I'm already annoyed with the announcers
Damn, already a foul on Morgan.
And he sits??
I don't really get sitting him right away. I guess it buys him more time later in the game.
It looks like Leonard is gonna have his way with our guys today
Can't wait until we get MM on campus so he can guard people like leonard
They should have the original MM out there. He might be short and possibly lacking basketball skillz, but at least he'd scare everyone out there.
THJ had the lane to the basket!
Better than the 3 he could have taken but I don't get why he pulled up from there. Baby steps!?!
Still can't make shots...
Yeah, foul on Leonard!
Good drive to get a foul on Leonard. Let's get some more fouls on him.
Smot should have drove to the lane
our offense still looks discombobulated.
Now that is a good Bud Light commercial
I love our Maize jerseys but the maize in combination with Illinois' day-glo orange is hurting my eyes
i don't like that these unis hurt my eyes, and find myself wishing they more closely matched the color painted on the floor. it does seem, though, that these aren't as bad as i remember some recent versions.
my old maize t-shirt is ragged and full of holes, but i'm holding onto it until i can get another one that isn't bright yellow.
Wow. That pass was tight
Burke continues to amaze me
There we go
what a fucking pass Tim
Goddamn that was a pretty drive by Burke
At least we look alive now
And we're all tied up on a couple of fast breaks. The scouting report said Illinois likes to turn the ball over. Hopefully we can continue to make them pay.
Did THJ just make a 3?!?!??!
HE GOT ONE!
Finally made a first half three
THJ 3 ball!
That wasn't even a shot by Morgan. He just threw that at the rim. What the hell!
is a game ever going to go by without the announcers saying Trey Burke is a highschool teammate of Jared Sullinger?
Was that on Leonard?
Big for Timmay to make that first one. Like Morgan and Smot together. I don't think Illinois expected that.
Also, jeez those are some awful passes by Illinois
I do like that we are attacking the rim today, getting all those UI bigs in foul trouble
In 2 Weeks. Good stroke right there. Hopefully a trend...
get smot going
We've had some really bad turovers but as long as we can keep getting steals
Bye bye Morgan for the half
Well there goes Jordan Morgan...
Damn, 2 on Morgan.
Bye bye Leonard
2 on Leonard! Way to go Vogrich!
vogrich just got his nuts stepped on
Oh, now it's 2 on Leonard!
But now that's two on Meyers Leonard. Losing Morgan hurts a lot less now. Nice work by Vogrich.
Clutch move by Vogrich!
That's the quick second foul that we wanted.
Morgan is playing terrible, so I'm not sure him going out is going to be that big of a deal.
Burke should've dished that one to Smotrycz instead of heaving that hero buzzer beater fadeaway.
McLimans looked like he wanted to be anywhere than in the post. Had great position too
The next 12 minutes will not see much inspiring big man play... I like our chances here.
That foul on Leonard really changes things. We need to build a lead for the rest of the first half now.
We need him though with Morgan out.
Vogrich doing his best Novak impression
Great for Michigan but I don't like the call (is that possible?) But that's how many referees call charge/blocking fouls anymore, even if you get there the last split second, the defender gets the call.
We're going to lose Morgan here for 12 minutes all to avoid the hypothetical risk of losing him for, what, 2 minutes at the end of the game if he were to foul out? I love Beilein but this policy of his is unbelievably dumb.
does anyone feel that watching golf in the winter is such a tease? It makes me want to hit the links so badly.
Anthony Davis(Browch) or Robinson should be winning player of the year
Why does it seem that some games Morgan gets two fouls before getting off the bus? His last "foul" was a bunch of guys jumping for a long rebound but somehow HE gets whistled.
The all-white lineup...
Michigan with the first half white out! I think thats the first this year
tough call my ass
Hardaway with the cut!
They've already got six fouls. Hopefully we drive and take advantage, getting to the line.
Hardaway with the layup! Alright, that's the way.
Thats huge if he can keep doing it.
Paul with the I have no business taking this shot three
Ugh, the thought of Brandon Paul heating up scares me...
He's just chucking 'em up and there going in.
Who the hell is this Griffin kid and why is he killing us right now?
good take by smot
So much for them losing out on big man play once Leonard got 2 fouls...
Smotz going to the basket!!
Way to draw the foul and get to the line.
smot is on fire
Keep driving and getting to the line.
Wow, Burke taking it all the way!
So much awesome by Burke. Somehow getting the rebound in traffic, coast-to-coast, and then getting it up and around the big man.
Back to back fast breaks for both teams. Also it looks like I was wrong, it's going to be one of those games again.....first one to 66 wins
Communication is an issue, we've had four bad passes to a guy streaking the other way
Great finish *with the left hand*
I find myself saying wow when Trey Burke leads the fast break.
Brian's got to stop jinxing us by posting about how some opposing big man's going to suck.
Or talk about Brandon Paul's shooting percentage
whoa hey, trey burke is from columbus? who knew!
I have actually heard that before somewhere
To come away with that ball and take it coast to coast.
THJ is making the effort we haven't seen him put forth in a month, into getting to the hoop; with and without the ball. I LOVE THIS. Good cuts without the ball especially. Smotz looks like he found out where he was and looks good (the first few minutes he looked lackadaisical as eff). Blake, doing okay. Definitely likes the outside shot versus being a post player.
Oh shit Hardaway and Smotty lookin good!
Bad shot good result. Hopefully Hardaway is going now
There was nothing wrong with that shot. It just took a funny bounce off the rim.
and then Hardaway finishing it with the jumper.
Timmy just look better today. Not just shooting, but his body language and effort. He just looks more involved.
Wow late late foul on Novak
THJ and Smotrycz are finally feeling it! (knock on wood)
Novak on the other hand, hurts.
Btw, wheres Denard?
what a play!!!
Smotrcyz looking competent today!
How many bench points do we have?
14 pts now after the 3 from SMot
Come on Stuuuu
Why would he just pass it to our guy like that?
What is that barking-like noise when Paul was shooting his free throws?
was gonna slam it!! Whatever lay-up just as good.
Great to see the bench guys contributing in the first half.
is Brandon Paul doing out there. I can't imagine Bruce Weber is okay with the garbage-a** shot.
"leave the lingerie on the deck"
Anyone want to guess when Denard will show up? I'm guessing near the end of the half when they find him
The early games really help Smotrycz. That five o'clock shadow he sports during night games is not a great look for him.
Maybe he needs a close shave Barbasol?
WE ARE SMOT-RIIIIIICH TODAY
Does that kid have a Joker tattoo? A bad Joker tattoo?
Hardaway and Smot are feeling it!!!
Smotz is killing it. GO BLUE!
He's balling hard today!!
YESSS. This is the point in the season to heat up....looks like a good stroke he has going for him.
We'll take away-from-the-ball free throws, thank you very much.
I would have liked a charge
that was definitely a make up call
Eh clearly a block
Hardaway's eyes lit up as he was breaking down the court instead of getting the loose ball
how is that not a foul
Man I feel like we are up by like 15 points
LEt's hope Burke doesn't leave after this year man
Not tall enough, plus the coming draft is loaded with two years of first-round talent.
Man waste of some great defense there
Burke is not leaving, no way
Haha, anyone else see Burke bodying up the big man down low? GRIT
And then Smotrycz gets frustrated and commits a dumb foul...
What the hell is this Project X movie?
Found-footage style high school party flick. They're advertising it as Superbad on crack.
How can you use Found-Footage for a party? I thought the premise of found-footage was the event was so horrible nobody survived except the camera, are we supposed to believe some party got so out of control everybody died?
Looks just terrible.
with a multi-million dollar marketing campaign a month before opening on thousands of screens?
What the hell is taking so long?
THATS THE STROKE
Lets go Timmy
Good to see THJ turning it around in a confident way
Still not letting my gaurd down on Hardaway
Love Hardaway smiling! It's been too long
Hardaway and Smot's shots are falling so far. Such a welcome sight.
Someone is definitely barking during free throws
I was wondering what that was.
Add Evan Smotrycz trending nation-wide on Twitter to things I never though I'd see during my lifetime.
Hardaway looking to be in last year form. Good to see. Vogrich is making all kinds of little-things plays. Love the way the team is playing today.
damn how does Burke miss those two layups
Fuck I woulda liked to have seen Burke give that one back to Stu
Wow that was terrible.
Damn, should have done a behind the back pass for a slam dunk. Then we could get another photo of Timmy
Missing the bunnies these last few possessions. Getting frantic
This is getting wild
This game's all over the place right now.
We're blowing huge opportunities near the end of the half
Damn it thats at least a 5 point swing
i don't think Stu will ever learn to never leave his man open... he does it all the time
could/should be up double digits going into half
I love Alec Baldwin.
Cue the Yakety Sax...
Good lord, why don't we ever DUNK? That's 4 points left on the board. Ridiculous.
Alright, so do we want to see a real play or Burke jack up a prayer three? He shoots like 50% from 25+ ft.
What a terrible end to the half. Very frustrating.
We played good, but very disappointing end to the half
Aaaaand another wasted possession before halftime. I feel like we should be up by 15, not 6.
The end of the half did not go very well. We should definitely be up double digits. Hopefully, we don't come out complacent at all.
Dissapointing to only be 6 up at half. That felt like one of our best halfs of the year offensively. We have to keep their center out of the game in the second half. If we do, we should cruise to the win.
I'm really liking THJ and Smotrycz's performances so far. Also, our ability to hold a lead without Novak and Morgan has been impressive thus far. Unfortunately, Griffey has stepped up for the Illini or they wouldn't even be in this game.
Great to see Smot and THJ playing well. As Bacari Alexander just said on the radio I would like to formally welcome those two back to our team offensively.
Hopefully we can get Morgan going in the second half.
Stu seems to frequently forget that he's not Gary Payton
We could be up more, but at least we're up. I'll take that and THj with his mojo back, and Smotz & Vogrich contributing off the bench.
Yes, Illinois might be leading if you take away all their turnovers. Insightful analysis.
It will be nice to get Morgan back but if he picks up his 3rd foul we should bench him the rest of the game. Can't risk having him foul out. He's too important to the team.
How is college basketball better with Jim Calhoun? Do these guys keep up with the news?
Sweet, our Tourney selection scene was shown on the Love it/Hate it bit
That was the lamest college promo commercial I have ever seen. The alumni of Illinois should be embarrassed.
Really stupid. Going for Super Bowl type humor. Missed big time
Maybe the Packers slipped up the playoffs because half their team was off filming commercials...
Is it me or do they ALWAYS show our locker room speeches?
I think JB is one of the coaches that allows them to film short segments.
JB doesn't seem like the type to say anything derogatory about the other team either, so it's fine. It is nice. It's just weird that it's always us. Something to get used to.
Oh hey Morgan, great foul.
What the heck is Morgan doing
Really Morgan, really?
Get your head out of your ass Morgan
Great defense from Smotrycz.
All our white guys look the same in SD, good thing I know their numbers
Great pass by Novak. Tho maybe a double dribble
Novak to Stuuuuu!!!
Novak is so clutch.
Man stu come on
Damn, can't afford to cool off
Who the fuck is this Griffey guy?
He is no cousin of mine
Stu with the hesitation dribble!
Stu actually took it to the hole and made it!!!
Stu Douglass is a very strange player to watch.
Illinois is a really bad rebounding team, but this game shows what we can be when Burke isn't carrying our team
I LOVE seeing Stu slash to the basket like that. Great little hestitation move by Stu and a great finish. Never thought that I would see him doing that.
Well, we're hitting shots. When the D is paying more attention to Stu, he has often gotten stuffed.
I'm amazed at how much better both Stu and Novak are at putting it on the deck this year. Usually you don't see that much growth from seniors.
"DAMNIT STU WHAT ARE YOU DOI... NICE JOB STU!!!"
Lloyd Brady sighting
beat me to it.. i double checked with my DVR. It was an interesting camera angle, definitely obscure
Novak was grabbed as he was escaping the pack with the ball
Can we haz rebounds?
we need some size on this team to get rebounds
Would be nice to get Leonard outta there
Good hustle by THJ there
Haha that was a bad call
Hardaway's really attacking now. I thought his arm got swiped on that first drive.
Seriously? Call a foul refs!
That's two times that Smotrycz was hacked with no call. This is ridiculous.
OK, Smot just got clobbered.
This pace is making me nervous
What was Smotrycz thinking on that drive?? But another fast break and we convert.
Thank you, Illinois, please keep turning the ball over.
I love watching Smot play because he seems to have no elevation at all
This game reminds me of Tennessee last year with all the fast breaks and frantic play
Is Hardaway making shots because he's confident, or is he confident because he's making shots?
CBS shows a lot of commercials
Those are fouls on us but Smot gets crushed on the head down low with no call?
OMG an offensive rebound
Novak out gritted everyone for that board
who doesn't love Zach Novak?
gonna miss Novak next year
Jeez, so THJ and Smot get mugged with no foul and then Smot gets called for a ticky tacky foul 30 feet away from the basket? Come on, refs.
These refs are being super inconsistent
All our starters don't foul out.
I cry a little every time Novak makes a gritty pla because I know he is gone next year :'(
I think every ref wants to show he doesn't care about the home fans creating a sort of anti-home court advantage
Unless we are playing on the road
Before today, Tyler Griffey has scored double digits 3 times this season, with 10 point each against Loyola, Chicago State, and SIU Edwardsville.
So you're saying he was due to go ham on us.
WOW no team fouls for Illinois, ridiculous
Illinois? Fouls? Unpossible
talk about a difference in fouls
What happened to the home court advantage? Semms all these crap calls are going against Michigan. I dont normally complain about refs but this is ridiculous. our guys are getting hammered down low and they are calling ticky fouls the other way.
0 fouls? Seriously? I don't like to bitch about refs but that speaks for itself.
VOGRICH!!! It would be great to have him heating up down the stretch.
Vogrich still feeling it from Lincoln!
Could someone please catch a rebound ?
Morgan got a basket!!!
Welcome back. I've missed you Morgan bunnies.
Did you thank him?
That was a foul on Matt
I'd be curious to know how many "second chance" points Illinois actually has with all of these offensive rebounds. I feel like it's one of the few things that have been keeping them in this game, but I don't even know that they really have taken advantage of them.
Hand check on Burke? 7 fould to 0 this half? 12 point lead? Whatever
What a bullshit call. These refs are really starting to take over.
Jesus how many weak ass fouls is Illinois going to get?
Are we allowed to get a foul or what?
Good grief. We have seven team fouls and they have zero?
what a pass by novak
morgan.. way to hard
Ridiculous. These refs just handed Illinois 5 points.
And then Morgan gets bumped going to the basket and no call. COME ON.
Morgan needs to work on those bunnies.
I think Paul could put a little more arc in his shot...
Morgan misses layup they make a 3, (should've been a 4 point play, Morgan fouled him). 5 point swing their way
UM's gonna screw around and let Illinois backin this.
I don't know what it takes for us to get a foul this half
If it's also a felony?
I kinda want to win when UI gets no fouls
Home court hasn't meant anything today
We are actually playing pretty poorly right now. Illinois is shooting 19%. We should be up by 20.