Michigan vs. Indiana in AA. Game time 6:30. TV: BTN
I'm looking forward to a victory tonight!
MBB vs. Indiana Open Thread
If he's in uniform, I've got to imagine he will return this season. He must be pretty close.
He will not be playing today, Beilein said he could only do half court drills.
I live in California, but I'm here for recruiting. They better put on a good show for me!
Weird to think there's a game tonight with all of the hoop-la about NSD. Big game tonight though for Michigan. Indiana is still a damn good team IMO even though they've been struggling away from Bloomington. Hopefully they can keep Zeller at bay, Trey finds his groove again (not that he lost it), THJ goes to the basket with the ball and doesn't jack up any unneccessary three bombs, Stu learns a new move besides the baseline drive, and Smotz also shows signs of figuring it out.
A 17th win will be big going into East Lansing Sunday. Go Blue.
We can get a better shot than that Hardaway, cmon
If I were Beilein I'd bench Hardaway for taking a shot like that so early in the game
Picking up where he left off
Gus Johnson+BA with a giant hammer. It's gonna be a good game.
THJ fires up a bad shot on the first possession. Sounds about right.
I like rebounds
TREY BURKE FROM DOWNTOWN!
Trey Burke might be our best point guard since Daniel Horton. Love his game...
Has it going tonight
Trey Burke goodness gracious
HOLY TREY BURKE KEEP THIS GOING
Off-topic but respectable (IMO) Gus Johnson realllyyyy sounds like the voice from Madden..yes?
On-topic, damn we're hot! Let's keep this up!
thats because he is the voice from Madden
I wish there was a place we could clarify the funny tag. As in, funny in a derp way.
I don't mean that to sound like an ass either but it made me laugh really hard.
Is anybody watching the strem on firstrowsports? It is saying that it is unavailable at the moment?
I am frantically trying to find a stream. It seems like stream torrent might be the only one up. This is why I hate BTN.
Just need seven more tv timeout shutouts.
I like where we're at.
This start has been amazing. Burke's spin move = sick. Douglass's decision to drive and not chuck up an early 3 = smart. Burke's bomb = jaw on the floor. Hardaway's decision to drop off to Burke = moment of maturity. Now NOAVVVVVVAAAAAAKKKKK!!!!!! Great fake by Douglass.
Burke has 10 out of our 13, just crazy
4 point swing.
Damn, hopefully these guys save some of these makes for Sunday
Can we play every game in Crisler?!?!?!?!
THJ needs to stop rushing 3 pointers
Other than Evan, he's easily been the most frustrating player to watch this season
Why take the three that early? I mean damn.
And THJ misses again...why is he forcing it right now? Everyone is feeling hot right now, pass it around!
Can Tim please stop shooting 3's? Please.
Did JB go to Mclimans early today?
Trying to keep the game close.
Announcers just talked about something being off with Hardaway's shot. I think at this point that something like that has to be the explanation. It's not a confidence thing since we know he feels comfortable throwing shots up from anywhere. I believe it was in the Purdue game that the color commentator though he saw the ball coming off Hardaway's hand wrong, saying the rotation was off. He specifically thought that ball might be coming off his hand on the outside (coming off the middle, ring, and pinky fingers) as opposed to down the center (index, middle, and ring). I wonder if anyone on the team has looked into this or brought it up to him.
I'm listening to the mgoblue.com radio stream, but there was a announcer talking about the ball having some sidespin on his threes.
But she was pretty fine.
If we can keep this 80-32 pace up.
MCLIMANS FOR 3!!!!
Mclimans is shooting 50% from 3 this year. Not a lot of shots but still, he's far surpassing last years output.
Douglass jammed his finger on that pass. Jeeze take it easy Trey.
Get the fuck off our court, Indiana.
Big game against a ranked Indiana team...4 white guys on the court for the Hoosiers....
If we play like this all the time there is no reason we shouldn't be top 15, if not top 10.
Commence cackling with knowing glee
Me gusta. Let's keep up this slaughter.
Somewhere, an IU live blog is going crazy at Crean for not using timeouts.
Shooting lines so far:
Burke - 4/4
Douglass - 2/4
Novak - 1/2
Morgan - 1/1
Smotrycz - 1/1
McLimans - 1/1
Hardaway - 1/5 (1/4 from 3) WTF!!!!!!!!!!!
Nice to be on the other side of that. I still remember being down 34-2 against Duke once.
Damn, I can't even imagine this team playing like they are right now plus having last year THJ. This team would be on the same level as Ohio. Like our chances against Ohio at Crisler on the 18th
This team will be legendary next year with MM and GRIII.
was due in large part to Darius creating great shots for him.
Are we really up 20 points with 7 minutes left?
Any Denard sightings yet? Haha.
Damn, I wanted to keep it at a 20 point lead (just feels good to type that)
Did anyone else just see those Indiana fans? haha so pissed
C'mon THJ, you gotta drive that when it's open, don't look to kick it out
Wolverine Excellence I like that. time to bring the hammer
Might be time to use it. No reason to let this get close before we settle it down.
If you're up 30 you won't really need the timeouts later. Use 'Em.
Indiana making a mini-run before half. Need to keep scoring. I don't want this cut to single digits before half.
9-0 over several minutes is a legit run. We've become way too complacent with the lead. Still very early.
How was that not a charge? Morgan's feet were set....
Was he straight up?
Jesus christ....what the hell just happened?
How many 3s did we chuck up in a row? Beilein should institute a rule that if we miss consecutive 3s on consecutive trips, no one should attempt one for at least 3 minues.
how the fuck did he make that
In the timeout.
what, pass it around the top of the 3-pt arc for 27 seconds, scurry around, and have novak chuck up a prayer? that was an awful possession ended by a deus ex machina type of three by Z.
Why does the maize rage section in the corner never seem to do anything?
Tough to get into it when you're isolated from the rest of the students. I really wish they would've changed the student section layout when they renovated.
Man they love to show Denard
Sure looked like Shane Morris standing in front of DR.
This game reminds me of us v Arkansas, except we is Arkansas and Indiana is UM.
lol storm trooper. thats OBVIOUSLY bobba fett's headgear.
Smot broke that dude's ankles! Too bad he missed the shot
Man I'll love when McGary gets here. It won't solve all our problems but damn will rebounding improve
Damnit I wish I could have seen that alley oop.
Now THAT is a dunk
oh my fucking god.
Damn, how is Gus Johnson relegated to the BTN? I love that guy.
ESPN has this other guy who tries to be like Gus Johnson, but he sucks.
those are the higher percentage shots we need from Hardaway.
God damn lucky boune
Till we have more than one guy on the team that can get a rebound.
I think that is where MM will have an instant impact.
Why do we never try it??
I know we were up by a billion at one point, but the Maize Rage still seems too quiet. Half the students aren't even jumpinp around
anybody else notice we never have the ball at the end of the half and the other team always hits a shot
That was nasty, Timmah!
That's what happens when you're up 20, and still shooting like you're down 20.
what a fucking half. GO BLUE
decent end to the half. we gotta bring it in the second tho.
Thank goodness we still have a double digit lead. That could have been huge psychologically for IU if they cut it to single digits.
Love this team, but man do they take a lot of bad shots.
It seems like everyone besides Morgan has the green light to shoot from 3.
We had a turnover? Damn it
I think it was when Burke was called for "palming the ball"
So bitter sweet for me bc it was incredible to watch but I shit my pants
I like this game because there were only 8 fouls called --- 6 on Michigan, 2 on Indiana. Now, maybe if you're an IU fan, you'd like a better defensive effort that would likely mean more fouls, but still a good rhythm to the game.
Why on earth are we letting BTN into our coaches' meeting at halftime, much less broadcast it?
Why does it matter?
Sounds like they dumbed it down a little. I learned nothing.
Am I the only one that sees Dwight Schrute every time I see Tom Crean?
Stop shooting 3's
THJ is really struggling with 3's, even if they are open
Both were good shots and almost went in. I don't mind it like the one in the first half.
Timmy has to start hitting shots soon right? I mean these 1-6 types of games can't last forever can they?
Hardaway jacking up threes?
I can't fault Tim for all of the 3's he's taking, but man. Something is just wrong with his shot.
Also, yay Burke to Morgan.
AND COUNT IT!
but man, timmy's shot needs some help. it is just not falling.
I have seething hatred for that little white guy.
we may need a timeout here
Ugh....only up by 7 now
Very poor defense from Novak
Gotta reel it in here. Should not be this close.
What was that call?!?!?!?!
Indiana just playing harder right now. And do we really need to double Zeller?
Can we never put a team away? Instill a killer mentality on this team already!!
And switched sports.
Need to get back on D
Nice play Stu
Nice play Stu
Is the shot clock not showing up on the bottom scoreboard for anyone else?
We look so sloppy right now
I'm still at work, what's going on are we shooting ourselves out of the game with 3's as usual or is there something else?
Basically yes. Indiana is on an 12-2 run right now
That the refs let become 2 points.
quit shooting 3s!!!!!!
Shit shit shit shit
Self destruction. Wow just blowing this game away after starting with a 20 point lead at home
That's a downright stupid foul from THJ.
As per usual
now he's standing around on D!!!
this game is playing out like Arkansas in reverse
So how about that ride in?
Novak needs to teach the rest of the guys on the team how to foul.
How do you blow a 20 point lead in 12 minutes?
bad D and 1-7 on 3s.
The same way the the other team gave up a 20 point lead in 12 minutes.
That was clutch.
only guy worth a damn on the court right now.
seems like Indiana can't miss now
That was an extremely lucky shot.
they should run the high pick and roll with him. i think he's a better finisher than morgan. and it will prevent him from taking more bad 3s.
Novak's the only guy out there that seems to be showing any effort. How long can you stay this complacent??
wow never would have thought a 20 point lead would vanish like this
If I have to watch Tim Hardaway stand around while the other team scores in his face one more time I am gonna lose it.
This is getting ridiculous.
What has happened to our defense? Obviously, IU has had time to adjust to the different looks and so we won't be able to catch them off guard like we did at the start of the game, but we still need to be actively throwing different looks at them.
THJ finally scores again
YES!!!! Keep on Driving Timmy!!!
Timmy needs to get that game going. He needs to drive to set up his 3s.
with the finish! no way i thought he would make that.
"Gotta reward the big fella when he runs the floor!"
Thats more like it
I'm very confused with this call, but of course I'm not even mad
If Gus is right. If he's wrong. It's also ridiculous.
Wait...what's going on?
How do they wave that off? How is it possible that every other team gets home court calls, but we don't?
what are you thinking. save face and call the foul for smot.
Vincent Smith loaned his pistol to Smotrycz!
good recovery defense there
I'm not sure if anyone knows what that call was.
Can't get a board!
At least we are looking alive now
take a seat. you also have regressed to nothingness...
Hey look, we are actually playing now
I think David Merritt hates his broadcasting partner. This guy is kind of annoying.
I'm getting the sense that for the first time in a long time the refs are on our side. Like in a very imbalanced way. Yet somehow we're not completely taking advantage. Please don't let this come back to bite us
we have 11 to their 7. although we had 2 purpose fouls to end the 1H.
Why is it that our defenders consistently get burned on the first step? This has been a problem all year. The man to man defense is too tight
have a combined 2 pts this half, i believe. not good.
Does he mean "season"?
2012. it was pretty good in Dec 2011.
Wait, you're allowed to have a bench?
Yea...would you expect the non-starters to stand for 2 hours?
pathetic. simply pathetic. wake up dude. we are BIG champion caliber when you just play decently.
I hate that stupid OT B-Dubs commercial
We need to crash the boards
This game is way too close
Does Morgan ever make that jump hook?
Our offense is so frustrating to figure out. Inconsistent to hold big leads, yet a force to be reckoned with when we storm back from major deficits.
he needs to take over. seems like he's hardly been involved this half.
close your eyes next time. might help.
I do like that we are already in the bonus, that will help us tremendously
Driving to the rim instead of lobbing bricks from 22 feet. Interesting concept...
Man I hate to keep hating because we are winning but this team is so frustrating to watch
What is that silly Yelping sound whenever IU tries a FT?
Morgan can't rebound all by himself
needs to put #4 back on burke. ya, i ain't gonna try to spell his name.
I ♥ these refs.
I hate that guy so much
Novak needs to whack that midget from Hoosiers in the head.
We have to figure out something with Timmay. He's not doing anything on offense at all right now. It's an epic slump. He's not even taking bad shots tonight it seems.
Indiana's 3s are also really good. How do they not shoot more 3s? They are deadly from deep.
I think you mean Hulls is great from 3. There's only one other IU player who has hit one. Hulls is 4-4. Rest of team is 1-7.
Lol Tim isn't taking bad shots tonight? Really now?
I call out Timmay, and he makes a key 3, key assist and takes a key charge. You're welcome.
That doesn't suck?
That white guy has hit some ridiculously lucky shots tonight. Unreal.
20 point lead down to 3... this team bums me out
"Early 20 point lead? Ahh fuck it I'm not going to give Michigan fan's hearts a break."
We haven't had a single impressive win this season but I'm fine with that, just win the goddamn game
I'd argue Wisconsin was impressive, especially now that they're 7-3.
What about Wisconsin?
Wisky was impressive.
well, at least we dont have to worry about THJ leaving after this year.
This is pathetic
BOUT DAMN TIME THJ!
Oh my GOD!!!!!! TIMMMY!!!!!!
Great box out by Smotrycz on a key board. And TIIIIIIMMMMMMMAAAAAHHHHHHHH!
no no no no. yessssss!!!
Thank you Timmy
WTF was that call? Bullshit
Did we just foul Elston on purpose? Or was it an attempt for the jump ball?
Let's make this a 7 point game with 1 minute left
And shoot 47% from the FT line?
and BOOM goes the dynamite!!!!
thj and stu back-to-back 3s. whodathunk?
That extra pass was MONEY! There were a lot of great decisions and great effort on that possession.
On Hardaway's 3 Novak completely laid out Roth on the box out... anybody else see it... anybody?
Close this out now
He seems a shadow of himself from last year and earlier this year!!!
Make FTs now, boys. Let's put this away at the line.
Anyone else think Elston probably wears those "Affliction" shirts?
Yes. And trucker hats. He probably also watches a bunch of MMA fights, too.
Creepy? It could happen.
Maybe. If we make our FTs.
Get a stop on Defense now guys
Our lack of size down low is really showing right now
who the hell was Hardaway guarding there.. he jumped in the air at nothing
UM 60- IU 54 1:15 left for those that aren't watching
Win it on the defensive end.
Damnit. Still, just gotta play smart and protect the ball
see the ref clapping to the fight song, as we were in our huddle? Ahh home cooking in the Big Ten.
lets finish strong Blue!
Whoa damn, some fancy moves by Trey there. Now sink those FT's...
Impressive if ill-advised dribbling by Trey.
Hells yes! Thank you Timmah
but i will take it. and people wonder why it's tougher to win on the road. that's a 4 pt swing right there.
Lowering your shoulder into a set defender is a charge all day, everyday. Definitely no home court advantage on that particular call.
66 pts again/
66 wins right?
Trey Burke is so good on defense
Alright, hit them both now Timmy
Awesome charge Timmah!!
We can still win this by 20.
(This box score isn't going to reflect this game at all)
being smot. what a maroon.
Did you mean moran? :)
Oh c'mon Smots.....stupid stupid stupid play
there it is. that # again...
Holy shit it might be a 66 game again
Indiana ruined the 66 point fest.
We may lack depth, but I've been struck by the decent amount of scoring parity that has emerged from our team during the B1G season. Tonight the 5 starters are:
Hardaway 13 pts
Novak 11 pts
Douglass 9 pts
Morgan 8 pts.
Free throws might change that, but all of the guys show that they have the ability to score 10+ on any night. I think that definitely helps with our depth issues.
Aww. Not a 66 game.
And Novak saying "Fuck that" to #66
novak won't miss.
Our inconsistency really scares me sometimes. Glad we are able to win this one after how bad we started the half.
But it didn't count. :(