this may be of some local interest
MBB vs. Kansas Open Thread
Lloyd Brady sighting in the opening...it's going to be a good day!
With two girls behind him apparently picking their noses. COME ON YOU'RE SITTING NEXT TO LLOYD BRADY YOU KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO GET FACE TIME.
I think they are whispering about how big his dong is to each other.
I love how he just sticks right out of the crowd. It goes against science how often he is on TV.
dude has blondes on both arms and on National TV. I wish I was Lloyd Brady
Go Blue!!! Lets kick some Jayhawk ass!
Rumors abounding that a new football head coach will be named at half-time. Keep watch.
get your hopes up too high. Doubt it will be happening.
Ya, I thought we had to wait till wednesday or something.
The job posting has to be listed for a week. I wonder if there is a way around that. I mean if they announce someone as the head coach but don't make it entirely official, it's technically still open to "applicants." Kind of like one of those agreements in principle that happen so often in the NFL and MLB.
I still highly doubt anyone will be introduced today.
his sarcasmy face.
Please Please Please
Wouldn't that pretty much rule out Miles? And Hoke? Can't see those guys appearing at the Michigan game without any goodbye/discussion/buyout at the schools they are currently coaching.
no. he can be announced without being there. or they could show a video.
With the Baton Rouge plane situation, there's no way it would be Miles.
I know you're pining for Gruden lol
I would definitely go gay for Gruden. But this wasn't a "Please don't be Miles" post. More of a "If he's the guy I can't see it going down this way."
Wonder if the AD is trying to up the game's veiwership rating.
Favorable conditions have set the stage for the worst storm in Chrysler since 2009. Experts predict the storm surge to rush onto the court immediately following regulation.
Why are they playing basketball at an auto plant?
I've still got football coverage. Hopefully they switch over.
EDIT: WOHOOO its on.
Present in the Maize Rage: Squaddy the Squirrel, Lloyd Brady, a banana, a Teletubby, and at least two Wolverines. It's gonna be a good game.
We have Lloyd Brady sighting by Maize Rage. We're good to go, now if only the camera can find him. I trust that they'll find him.
I also saw Lloyd...singing The Victors next to Mrs. Lloyd Brady.
....and an M&M behind the Kansas bench
Tacopants was there initially, but a crowd can only scream "DOWN IN FRONT!" so many times...
I'm hoping the Maize Rage starts the "Jon Gruden" chant and DB can hear it from wherever he's watching the game.
For real... do this..
..start the chant.
Good idea, but for some reason you misspelled "Les Miles".
Our Morris is better than yours.
What a poopy start.
Anyone else see those guys near KU's bench with "OHIO" on their chests?
Or is it "0 4 10" ... I'm confused.
Definitely 0 4 10 for Novak, Morris and Hardaway Jr. They had the names on back. Someone must have told them it looked like Ohio cause they switched positions during the game.
Morgan can't hesitate like that.
Michigan starting very slow. I hate slow starts.
Not a good day to start 0-6.
and when I get back we'll be up by double digits!
Michigan needs an easy bucket to get a little momentum going.
We need the girl in your avatar to sit across from KU's bench wearing that outfit. Preferably jumping up and down.
Hanging with the recruits.
At least we have points now!
We better get it going or this could turn into a Purdue.
Hardaway needs to get his head in the game.
Is there an implied restricted area for college basketball?
There's no restricted area for college basketball. They need to do it NBA style so Duke can't come in near the basket to take a charge.
They want refs to call blocks/chargeswithout the help of restricted circle that they employ in the Association.
Typical braindead NCAA.
I think the refs need all the hope they can get.
Those Maize unis look so awesome in HD.
Imagine how awesome they would look in the Big House with the addition of a winged helmet!
Are you implying that we need maize football unis? Phil Knight, is that you?
Thank you Hardaway.
Stu is having a tough time keeping the ball on drives.
I like him driving to the hoop, but he needs to have better control.
Morris could have a sweet sidearm drive for disc golf
I heard there was going to be an announcement at halftime of this game.
"Please Michigan fans, recycle your water bottles."
that counts for something, right?!
Not a big fan of him just setting screens at the 3 point line all day...Get that man in the post.
I don't really understand basketball or JB style basketball, but what is that supposed to open up?
2-12...damn we need to get it going.
i like the 1-3-1
Did anyone else just see Lloyd Brady in the middle of the Maize Rage? lol
we look awful on offense. This is sort of Amaker-esque, in terms of just lacking any plan. They're just passing it around the perimeter. Then of course the late chuck-up-a-three
So, does DB pull the trigger on JB if Michigan doesn't make the NCAA's, or have a good showing in the NIT, this year?
I think I can only deal with one major coaching search at a time.
Maybe we can do a 2fer again. Who's the coach of LSU's basketball team?
This team is NOT making the tourney, and I'd say it was 50-50 whether we'd make the NIT going into the season.
Any postseason victory would be beyond expectations. Whether you like him or not, JB's not going anywhere for a couple years.
It's not just this game. I seem to recall last season being, well, terrible.
are a step above this team. Kansas is good, but OSU and Duke have future NBA stars. Marcus Morris is an NBA talent, but not a star.
No no no no no.
KU's defense is ridiculously stifling.
some credit as well, they are playing great defense. We knew winning this game was a longshot, still excited about the future of this team though. Just need a little more expierence, before they are ready to beat this kind of team.
Is that already 3 fouls on Smot?
We need some athletes and size. Slow, unatheletic and small is not a good combination.
The lack of athleticism is a bit more obvious when playing Kansas....
These are the players JB recruited...
yet he gets a free pass.
Thats b/c he is such a good shooting coach
where those players are still only freshmen and sophmores? Kansas is vastly more expierenced than us, at this point. Not sure what people are shocked about.
The football team had the same issues and no one wanted to hear that argument. JB has put one team in the tournament....not great.
This team is young and should get better and I hope they do. Watching MMB get schooled in Big Ten play every year gets old.
Turn your nose up at making the tournament if you want, but that hadn't been done for a long time before Beilein and it gives him the luxury of the youth excuse this year. Rodriguez came in with higher expectations and unlike Beilein didn't deliver a thing. The analogy sucks.
How many seniors are on this team again? How many juniors? Beilein wasn't brought in with the expectation that he'd make us Kansaslike.
We were better under Amaker.
lol. This is a tournament team next year and an NIT team this year. Amaker took us to 3 NITs and no Dances in 6 years.
In order Amaker went 11-18, 17-13, 18-11, 13-18, 18-10, and 21-12. Beilein has gone 10-22 (worst season in school history), 20-13 and 15-17. I took out postseason play so not to inflate Amaker's great NIT success. In 3 years Beilein is 21-33 in Big ten play. Amaker was 23-25 through 3 years. They both inherited very bad teams. The facts say you are an idiot my friend.
Are an idiot.
That they are and nothing against any of these kids but they are overmatched today and in against any other athletic team.
Agreed. Completely overmatched as we go to overtime.
With most teams, you presume "well if they're shooting this badly now, it has to turn around in the second half because they can't be this bad the whole game."
I'm pretty sure that's not necessarily the case with us.
couldn't throw a ball in the ocean if they were on a boat at sea.
This is ugly so far. Kansas's defense looks incredible.
We need to start getting to the foul stripe more often.
Kansas is just overall stronger, faster, more disciplined than us. Man do I miss Manny at a time like this right now.
In the words of Les Averman, "They're bigger, they're stronger, they have more facial hair!!!"
I turned this on as they were just talking about San Diego State. My heart almost stopped.
Good thing they have a basketball team.
Our good buddy Fisher is building a pretty good team.
this is some pretty terrible basketball...good thing no one else is watching this because they are watching the eagles-packers game. Embarrassing.
mgoblog is kind of like living in Russia during the cold war. Don't speak out against the regime or you risk being negged.
if we thought we'd never see anything uglier than our coaching search...
Our shooting is pathetic. Both our fball and bball programs need to get their shit together.
18% from the field....wow.
Shooting in a game like this isn't reflective of the actual problem. The real problem is these players aren't athletic enough to get open shots against a team like this.
LLOYD BRADY! DID ANYONE ELSE SEE HIM BEFORE THE BREAK?!?!
LLOYD BRADY! DID ANYONE ELSE SEE HIM BEFORE THE BREAK?!?!
With all these bricks the renovation should go a lot quicker...
Lloyd Brady sighting in the leadout to the commercial break.
LLOYD BRADY SIGHTING!!!
haha I like how this has been the highlight of the game so far. There were just like 6 posts about lloyd brady, granted 3 of them were mine due to lag but still you can't take down a post regarding lloyd brady.
LLOYD BRADY! DID ANYONE ELSE SEE HIM BEFORE THE BREAK?!?!
I love lloyd brady
for the love of god can we please make some threes. I thought Coach B was supposed to bring a team that could shoot the ball. Have yet to see Michigan hit at a high level for a season.
on a lighter note saw Lloyd Brady as they went through the timeout before the commercials....always good to see him out there
edit: ah! well I was beaten to it
At least were only down by 12??
YEA! (and lol)
From reading umhoops.com, Gary Harris and SDW would be good gets for our program.
absolutely HAVE to go to Auburn?
Hardaway juked himself there...had to take a seat...would be huge to be within 10 at half
We should start runnin our o while sitting on our butts more often.
The Butterfly takes flight.
AND 1, BABY!
love it....smart move for him to start driving
Bill Self seems like the angriest man in the world.
I can't believe this is only a 7 point game at half. Our shooting can't get worse, so we have that going for us.
there. Had a 4 on 2 , and didn't get a shot. Still only down by 7 at halftime, could have been alot worse.
this game feels a lot like last years game. The defense is keeping this team in it. If Michigan can get the threes going they should be in this game til the end
It could be much, much worse. If we can shoot the rock and keep up the D from the end of the half then it can be a game in the 2nd half.
and it looked like Woodson was being helped off just as they went to commercial. Now I have to wait to see what happened.
Panic-averting EDIT: They say there was an injury to DeShawn [sp?] Jackson. Maybe #21 was leaning on someone in sympathy.
Why does Douglas pull it out of the key on that fast break. We had a 4 on 2, we needed a basket there.
Now we get introduced to our new coach right?!?!?!?
.....we got a chance.
That was a big run by the boys to get into halftime. Should give them a little momentum coming out. You never know...
I know the coaching search is more important than one game but I bet it is tough for him to miss it if he is not there.
Hopefully Brandon gives Belein the ax at the end of the season, his teams suck!
Hopefully you're given the axe at the end of this game, your posting sucks!
There is no use in reasoning with people like that.
How many steps to Kansas players get when they catch the ball? Seems like there have been several no calls on travels.
I am baffled at the stupidity of those wanting Beilein Fired. Not only did he take us to a tournament for the first time in more than 10 years, but we are starting 3 freshmen, a sophomore, and junior. In contrast, Kansas starts 3 Juniors, a Senior (which we don't even have one on our team) and a freshmen. Let's get some perspective people. I didn't even mention that if we lose this game, the combined record of the 5 teams we will have lost to is 70-8. Some people just don't get it.
Among the 139 here? Are you getting that a lot where you're at? Because it seems hardly anyone has said that this year. Team might not be good enough to elicit strong emotions, but I don't think torch and pitchfork sales are up.
But I am frustrated. At some point I started looking at tOSU. Fire Cooper, hire Tressel, NC in two years. Hire Matta, and become awesome. Does our administration suck? Are we unlucky? What gives here? When can anyone start competing with someone else good in something important?
I don't ever want to be anything like OSU. In any sport. Also, your Cooper-to-Tressel argument is extremely biased. How many players did OSU have that went pro when Tressel took over?
I would say its more of OSU just being really lucky than us being unlucky. If it was that easy to just hire a new coach and become awesome then everyone would be awesome.
should win these games against these great teams but I hate how JB has no ability to change things up when we are shooting 2-18 from 3 point land. His solution has always been just keep shooting maybe we will make one before we are down 30 points.
We aren't shooting well from 2 point land either. Maybe we should just dunk it every time. I don't see why Beilein doesn't just put in an offense where all we do is dunk it.
Because that would require actually drawing up plays to get in the paint.
I agree. Why aren't we shooting 100% from the field this year....because JB hasn't drawn up the "dunk" offense yet. What an idiot.
Darius, you should listen to Clark and ease up on the one-handed stuff. Some of your passes are just stupid. And not like the kids use that word.
:sigh: Why can't this be one of our hot shooting games???
"Douglass is a great penetrator"
Aww, you know...
He actually said Douglas is not really a good penetrator, but more of a shooter.
that's what I meant to say, thanks for the correction
we are... I am sooooo sick of JB ball and his offense. We don't play real basketball!
What is your definition of real basketball?
I would go for not taking 30 threes a game when you have been in the bottom tier percentage wise for last couple years. Our offense is no different than what you see in a 40 and up league at the rec center. We have never had a post game and the offense always starts beyond the three point line. The only time we seem to get a basket in the paint is if Morris dribbles too much and finds someone open.
How dare Robin Benzing be declared ineligible (I believe the rule that caused him to be ineligible has subsequently been changed) and Ben Cronin's hip be that of an 80 year old's. How dare these big men leave Michigan in its gravest time of need.
HOW DARE THEY.
Name a true big man from one of JB's teams that has ever been a dynamic player in the post? Ben Cronin == Mclimans, tall but no real threat to score. Sorry, but the JB experience should be over by now. I would actually like Michigan to be good at basketball again one day. Neg if you want I am sick of seeing these poor shooting nights over and over again. At some point we can't just blame the players but should look at the scheme. Coaches always say if you can't hit atleast 30% from 3 point land then don't shoot it. We are lucky to hit 20% most of the time. I could do that left handed.
Amazing this 40-and-up-rec-league offense was able to take the #3 team in the nation to overtime.
moral victory, I would rather have some wins. Live by the three die by the three.
Michigan had SIX 3-pointers go halfway down and pop out. Live by the 3, die by the 3, yes, but sometimes you just get plain unlucky.
I think even you would have to admit that.
have some really bad luck almost every game I guess. You are right statistics mean nothing in sports.
If living and dying by the 3 gets us to compete regularly with the best teams in the nation, such as Syracuse and Kansas, then I will live and die by the 3 until JB retires
Let's bring back Tommy Amaker and his flawlessly coached and taught basketball teams. They were so good, and never once underachieved.
That was real basketball!!
Why is Tommy Amaker the only alternative? I doubt anyone would argue that point.
talking about Amaker.
I wonder what that Ellerbe fellow is up to these days. He surely knew how to coach a team.
Michigan has sucked at basketball for years due to lack of a true coach. You made your point. You are not making a point for JB, however. Proving that we hire lack luster coaches shows that logically JB follows this trend. He is not the exception here.
to win this game, but they can't seem to make anything right now. Some have been relatively open looks, as well.
They live and die by the 3.......I question the strategy.
In all seriousness, do we have a shooting coach? If not, we should really invest in one. Wasnt the Beilein designed basketball supposed to make improvements?
Just not our day on 3's.
Or 2's for that matter...
Whats wrong with putting Horford in the game? Is coach not high on him?
of the worst shooting performances I've ever seen, and they're only down 9 to the #3 team in the country.
I think that is indicative of how our defense has improved and also adding some length to our team.
they have missed a ton of open 3's
If we could some how pair the football teams offense with the basketball teams defense.....we might have something. Maybe not.
Lets keep missing 3pters so that we can keep getting long offensive rebounds.
Whats going on with Stu today? He doesn't seem like his head is in the game. Its like last year's Stu and not this years.
get exposed when playing superior talent
lets get a friggen basket!
This game has been so winnable for Michigan. Need to start dropping some shots though.
What about Teen Wolf for Darius? It beats butterfly doesn't it?
even though we've kept the game close, i dont feel like we have every really threatened kansas. if they weren't shooting the 3 as bad as we are, the game wouldnt even be close.
defense would have nothing to do Kansas struggling on offense today? You might want to try giving UM a little credit.
they are a pretty well disciplined team, they don't force shots.
5 point game folks!
Nice hustle by the kid
TURN ON CBS EVERYONE
maize rage is rocking baby
To the hoop!!
DAMN YOU BASKET!!!!
In and out. Damn, I thought that was in.
To the buzzer, boys.
This game is getting crazy right now. How many in and out shots are we going to get. Someone needs to check these rims.
Thought that 3 was good. If he was on an arcade hoop with the laser to determine if it went in or not that shot would totally have counted.
This environment should be good for the recruits.
What a staeal
2 POINT GAME
we are hanging with them, this is stressful
Offensive rb & score!
I will say that this young team has played tougher than any team i have ever watched at Michigan
Boy oh Boy, wouldn't this be something!
this is ours....we've been dominating for 3 mins now
damn almost had that steal too
novak for three in the corner....im calling it
Looks like overtime, good grit and heart by Mich to tie
to shoot 3 of 22 from behind the arc and have our defense keep us in is very reassuring for the games down the road.
Morris with the basket. Michigan ties and the Maize Rage explodes
OMG this is AMAIZEING!!
This team is full of fucking fighters man. Unreal that they stayed in this game.
Can we have one piece of good news. PLEASE!
Holy shitballs Batman
Wooo! Go Blue!
OT....I need this....and a new Head Football Coach...
We need a football coach? Damn you, I had almost forgotten about that.
Crazy crazy, GO BLUE!
I think it's fair to say that MICHIGAN fans deserve this win!
Bring it home, fellas.
the poster who called for Beileins head must be pissed
From way downtown!
way to hang in there!
anyone else see Blake give the shocker?
I think he threw up double shockers.
I really wish we had some recruits at this game. :(
We do, several top ones actually.
We do have recruits at the game
but HOORAY basketball recruits.
Unless there are football guys there, in which case I am an idiot.
Michigan needs this. Shed the negative press, shed the haters detracting, great school=great things.
Is it me or are these announcers being a bit biased against Michigan???
It's Clark Kellog-Ohio Stae, you be the judge.
To be fair, UM didn't seem to be in this game until there was about 3 minutes to go. They were shooting like crap, really weren't many redeeming qualities to discuss.
Oh I know we have been playing like crap but every questionable call he goes Kansas' way ie the elbow and the Tim Hardaway block that he STILL was talking about in the highlights, he got the body AFTER the ball let it go.
we sure as hell arent getting the same calls down low like Kansas has been getting all day
Is so good. I'll admit I just started watching because my NFL team is playing, but that kid seems like he'll be a real stud in a few years.
and Hardaway put it in.
Big basket by Hardaway, keep it close boys!
Great shot by Hardaway down low. Just need a couple of stops.
Hell of an effort today i hope we can some how pull it out down the stretch. I think Horford should be in the game.
Is Ben Cronin a GA or something now?
Prolly not, eh?!
Big possession here, just get two and get back on D.
Don't understand why they quit playing zone to start the OT
What kind of loser fan roots against your team just so it goes to overtime because you're at Buffalo Wild Wings?
That posession was terrible
maybez i can has a shot
no. i cantz
Anyone else wonder why we're pretty much just passing around the perimeter and shooting 3s? Especially with how horrible both teams have been from behind the arc?
Do you get credit when it comes NCAA/NIT selection time for quality losses? Like overtime against one of the best teams in the country.
I think we get more credit for playing them, I don't think they look at margin of victory all that much.
douglass should be playing at Central Michigan University, not the University of Michigan.
Someone should probably tell Brady Morningstar and Tyrel Reed that they should be playing for Wichita State, and not for the #3 team in the country.
How dare they actually think they could be good enough to play there. How dare they put their heart and soul into their team, when assholes like you could do much, much better while sitting in their La-Z-Boy sippin' on their 13th Busch Light of the day.
Did I compare Douglass to Reed or Morgningstar. Nope. Just because Douglass plays hard doesn't make him a good player. You play to win the game, not feel good about trying hard. This isn't little league.
Good effort though.
Would have liked to see the zone sooner, but I can see how he wanted to save it. Man, sucks that they have came so close to Syracuse and Kansas but came away empty both times.
save it for what, it was worrking. both their 3 pointers came against man-man
Good showing men. Got to that next step.
a feel good loss?
Maybe losing by a total of 10 points to the #3 and the #4 team in the country (who have a combined 0 losses) while taking fucking Kansas into overtime isn't seen as acceptable to you, but this game showed a lot of character for our guys. Go away troll. Michigan doesn't need you as a "fan"
And how many games do you go to? Do you have season tickets and donate to the university? Sorry but I have season tickets and donate. I would like to see our basketball program treated better than the red headed step child of the athletic department. I don't agree with Beilein getting a free pass in his 4th year. They should be better. I am tired of going to games at crisler and being able to hear players talking to each other because the place is empty and quiet. I am tired of saying, "good game guys, we will get them next time." I have been watching this team probably before you were born. So yes I expect better. We all should. The basketball program has a lot of tradition and now it seems that the athletic department and fans only care about using it for football recruiting. I am just frustrated, sorry for the rant.
Wait, this is the internet, right? So I have had season tickets since 1910 and donate a shit ton to the athletic department. I suggest you actually look at the reality of this team or you are going to be pretty pissed off when JB isn't fired. He is building something special, sorry you can't see it.
but he was shown the door
Having worked in fundraising for Michigan I can safely say that if you (like 98+% of donors) have never given 25k or more in a single gift you're in the same boat as everybody else as far as what your opinion is worth. Sorry.
Good try blue
This team could be special in a couple years. Good game.
Evan really didn't expect the ball on the previous possession.
Great effort regardless of the outcome, can't win em all.
Can't win them all... Unless you are Duke lol
For Stu, he was shooting 42% from 3 this year though.
long 3-pointer that looked like it should be a 4-pointer. And when it was needed. If anyone said after the first half of the first half that they were going into OT... They made it exciting.
Despite the poor shooting Michigan played pretty well today. Stu had a pretty off game unfortunately.
Taking the #3 team in the country to OT is huge. Tough loss, but one that they'll grow from.
my hopes are dashed. O well let's beat the buckeyes on wednesday and I'll forget this ever happened.