"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
Yes, I'm on the whiskey all you want bandwagon for the rest of the night.
Wow we are getting dominated. The first 10 minutes though EVERY shot that Indiana missed took a huge bounce and bounced right out back to them. But still ...we shouldn't be down this much at half to this team.
watching another half of this might cause me to throw a cat or something.
know what is worse our plat or quinn buckner.
always choose hightower
I would definitely take Perry the Platypus over Buckner.
I had all but forgotten about Buckner. I'm half-listening to the commentary and thinking who is this irritant, then it dawns on me. Still completely in the bag for IU--and I don't think that's true of any of the other BTN analysts and their schools--and much of his critique of Mich was, in reality, a critique of Beilein's system--though I'm not sure he kinows what it is. I think even Bobby has evolved more than Buckner, plus Bobby is a vastly superior analyst--dickishness aside.
offense. This is not the first time he has done this. Everyone stands around on offense and watches him dripple the ball for 20 seconds.
but some of this is on the other players as well.
more pick n rolls with hardaway. I like his ability to pull up and hit a jumper.
A2, unfortunately, that is not on B's play calling card. The 2 man game would be tough to defend especially with a shooter setting the screen to either roll or pop out.
I didn't know we were playing Duke tonight I though Indiana was scheduled!?
But seriously, we are making them look like a top ten team.
been a couple guys inside wide open that we have missed
actually rooting for Indiana?
caught that when he made the and 1 comment
if someone has something against what I am saying then come out and say it, don't just blanket neg every post
he's one of the great Hoosiers in IU history. Anyway, Michigan has not given him one thing to talk about.
David Brandon seems to genuinely adore Jim Beilein. I wonder what he's seeing. This is an awful game.
to the administrations perception of the role of MBB in the grand scheme of things.
off the record.
No surprise, Brandon thinks (as most do) that college basketball recruiting is generally dirty. As Brian Cook would say, as dirty as a dirt sandwich with extra dirt. And I think that Brandon just loves the notion that Beilein is a national paragon of cleanlines. And it sort of ends there.
john calipari. We shouldn't be afraid to hire a top notch coach just because of what happened 14 years ago.
why are you getting negged?
is on a crusade against me.
this is becoming hard to watch
.....you're going to keep fouling people on inbound passes. Not only is it difficult to win, but you give Indiana a lot of practice making inbound passes.
this game is over.
.....that will be right after this commercial break, possibly during the last commercial in this break. Come on, Blue, somebody start nailing some threes......
Indiana, when making a cut, looks for the ball and goes hard toward the basket. On cuts off the ball for Blue, they rarely look for the ball or cut to the basket. They just go to spots to maintain floor balance. So, they have that going for them.
Defensive intensity is picking up...
No help, pretty sad.
in first halves this year? I'm just asking now because it hasn't gotten much better.
periods with out scoring are to hard to overcome but and we seem to do this every game.
DId Novak really try to trip that guy?
I can't even handle watching this right now. This insane homer announcer is pusing me over the edge.
This is what year 4 of the Beilein era brings???
This is also an IU team that has lost SIX straight games.
After this game Michigan will be 11-7.
After this game their losses will have come against*:
Looking at this team before the season, did ANYONE expect them to be as good as a ranked team? No. That considered, the only losses anyone should even get a little upset about are UTEP and Indiana.
*rankings as of this week. Duke lost, so these will change.
"Looking at this team before the season, did ANYONE expect them to be as good as a ranked team? No."
This sentence is why I am frustrated. I would have thought in year four of any coach at an institution like Michigan, fans would have expected a ranked team.
In the 2005-2006 season Michigan was ranked 20th. This was the first time they had been ranked since 8 years before that. Clearly this is an elite program and its totally Beilein's fault that we can't expect to be ranked.
I guess I forgot the sarcasm tag on this one...
That's right we haven't beaten anybody. Our best win is Clemson or PSU who we struggled to beat at home. IU is one of the worst teams in the Big Ten and they kicked our a**. I know the team is young, but that isn't necessarily a deterrent in hoops.
It was interesting when they were talking about JB working with Morgan on the 17 foot jumper. I have two issues with this- when he's on the floor he's generally our only post threat so lets move him away from the basket (0 rebounds the first ten minutes) and maybe JB should spend time working with the guys launching the threes we shoot a ton of them and make very few.
shot, everybody heads back down court to play defense and no one goes to the boards
Killing Michigan off the dribble in their man to man.
but man to man is predicated on help, too. If the help isn't there (see #4 weave thru 3 guys and slam it with no one around him), it's going to be tough.
Have to have more length to play the 1-3-1 well. Michigan doesn't have it.
some guys look disinterested
I'm so depressed... ugh.
try whiskey or beer that may help.
First there is a blatant travel on the "power hop" then the next possesion the guy takes 2 steps. Call an effing travel!