i refuse to even consider this a possibility
MBB vs. Ohio State Open Thread
Hopefully their "bad week" will soon include an actual loss.
Go Blue! and Penn State..
it's the "Most Imptortant Game of the Season". Again.
Let's hope for another one of these tomorrow.
Let's just hope Memphis and UTEP wrap it up in time.
Got beers ready -- let us go, Blue!! Giddy and ready to score a win against the best team in the country.
I'm out of the country... anybody have a good stream to watch the game from?
CBS is streaming it from their site.
dam you memphis/utep
like on cbs' website? my roommate is watching that dumb Manchester v Arsenal game
Probably just the daily, right?
But I'm sure they hurt your brain.
The game was going to wrap up with time to spare, it turns into a basketball game.
Does anyone have the stream working yet at cbs.com? I don't have the game yet, but I think the stream will work eventually?
to beat some Bucknuts.
Let's go blue! Beat OSU!
longest 5 minutes in life are the last 10 seconds of a basketball game. It always seems like the game before yours has to go on forever
In Michigan on CBS.
At least it's a 1 point difference in the UTEP game.
Who cares abou the cusa? cbs die!
Hardaway gets an early 3!
Is it me, or are our cheerleaders hotter these days?
Surprised it took a whole 4 minutes before they called a foul on someone guarding Sullinger...
Sullinger came in out of control on that play too. Novak could have stepped aside and he still would have missed the shot.
we really can never get any rebounds geez....
We need to be better on the defensive glass. The best time for them to get open 3s is off of rebound scrambles.
Tossing in contested inbound passes?
Nice shot by Douglass :)
he always guards the other team's best guard.
DON'T START WITH THE GOD DAMN TICKY TACK "FOULS" REFS!
Please God let us get some d rebounds
Should of settled play down prior to that shot...
Does it seem like we have a terrible time inbounding?
Friggin' box out dammit
Going to have to do a better job of rebounding needless to say.
That was a poor attempt (or lack thereof) for the rebound.
We are too small! Put Morgan back in...or McLimans (sp?)...we NEED size.
Team looking a lot more awake then yesterday. Sullinger being somewhat contained early on which is all we can really ask for.
i'm with you. as long as he's down low they're fine with letting him muscle his way through guys even if they've already taken up real estate.
i'm not saying he's not a good player by any means. that'd just be dumb, but i hate the way big men are refereed.
Going with Smotz give us good spacing and options on O. But its going to be a long day with that lineup trying to guard OSU's size.
Reese's bracket is all messed up. No way do raisins make it to the final four of candy bar ingredients.
Raisins are definitely last four in, if they even make it at all.
Caramel, chocolate, peanuts and rice krispies are perennial #1 seeds.
Drink every time Sullinger is called 'physical.'
I'd already be blackout.
What the fuck are the cheerleaders for OSU wearing?
Those are hideous.
Too bad fashion doesn't decide games.
Good ol' Hightower
About time. He ran through the last screen as well
Why is there no one in the post!! Everyone's out on the perimeter!! OSU has much better ball movement going on!!
Banks are still open in Indianapolis, thank God
I'm still distrustful of banks after that Wisconsin fiasco.
Hmm. Not sure why all the 3's right now... Don't force it.
Beautiful bank for Morris. Looked way off at first.
Did you see Sullinger throw Vogrich around like a rag doll?
At least Vogrich held on!
Love the effort.
smot is killing me
These end zone camera angles are awful.
Don't mind that white stuff ont he basketball court, the announcers are just stroking OSU.
Why do the OSU cheerleading uniforms look like they were made in the 1950's?
Get a room for Sullinger and Kellogg.
And if we do go inside, we can't go in without a plan. Usually they get inside and it looks like they don't know what to do. Just play!
Hahahahahahahah, did the ref just take that pass to the balls?
LOLOL ref got hit right in the balls
Who the hell is announcing? What a dick.
Seriously. Did Jim nantz just take a giant shit all over the Fab Five?
Not surprising. He didn't like them at the time, either. Also, announcers are basically forbidden from ever blaming a coach for anything, so they resort to saying absurdities like "They ruined the program for 20 years."
If Nantz broadcasts any San Diego State games, he's going to kiss Steve Fisher's ass all day long. As far as Nantz is concerned, every good thing in college basketball comes from coaches, every bad thing can be blamed on those ungrateful players.
In my opinion this offense runs best when it runs through Jordan Morgan. Inside out
HAHA, RIGHT IN THE NUTS!
The Fab 5 was great. Fuck you, announcer dude.
sportscenter NOT top ten! lol
Ed Martin ruined Michigan, not the Fab Five
nut shot on the ref!!
Ouch, Jim Nance just destroyed the Fab 5.
Vogrich has more rebounds this year than I thought he'd have in his entire college career. He's kinda scrappy.
Love the Fab Five - F U very much.
Wow, fuck that play.
WHY call the foul on that? Thanks for stealing a beautiful backdoor cut and basket. 4 point switch there. Thanks.
Somebody kill Diebler.
BS call...BS call
that foul on morgan was the tickiest tackiest foul.
sullinger even gets calls 15 feet from the basket
That was a bullshit call!
Jim Nantz.....feel free to shut your yap.
Grab a damn rebound!
Defend Sullinger without fouling? Why not suggest something possible?
That was a massive brick sullinger just threw up. Thought something hit my window.
we see an effing over the back call on Sullinger today?
Yup. I'm going to lose my voice..
WOW, WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT CALL?
Edit: On the replay it looked more believable. Still don't think he was all the way set, but w/e.
I'm tired of watching sullinger get a foul called on every garbage flailing toss up he takes. Wish the refs would let them play down low a little, jesus.
be fucking kidding me! A charge? Bullshit call. F these announcers
YOU HAVE TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME
What a flop by Sullinger.
were sullinger's feet not moving there? he wasnt set
Alright time to elbow Sullinger in the face.
In what realm of the imagination could Morris knock Sullinger over like that? Please. I don't normally complain about refs but let's be serious.
I'll gladly knock Sullinger over like that if he wants to get on skates.
It's Hightower and Valentine. This will not be a well officiated game. And down the stretch the odds of them making the game 100% about them are like 3 of 4.
They better give those calls to Novak later (I'm not betting on it)
new rule - if sullinger is involved in a play they have to call a foul.
He wasn't even CLOSE to being set. Not even CLOSE. Bull. Shit.
Fuck off Kellog. Douchebag.
I thought Sullinger was soooooo physical and strong. HOW THE HELL DOES HE FALL WHEN MORRIS BARELY TOUCHES HIM? FUCK Sullinger and fuck the announcers sucking his dick constantly.
I hate that fat bastard.
No way we can win when Sullinger gets every BS call.
Yup. I'm willing to bet Sullinger has 15 FT attempts by the end of the game.
And 0 fouls
What a joke. He apparentyly was able to establish position by having his feet on the court? He was backpedaling!
I dont' disagree with the call - but call it both ways, for the love of Seva.
Gonna have to mute this game soon, Nantz and Kellogg are making me sick. Wish there were an alternate Gus Johnson audio channel for every game :(
Watch Novak and his three "blocking" calls against Iowa a couple of weeks ago -- those were charges.
According to wiki rules of basketball:
Charge is physical contact between an offensive player and a defensive player. In order to draw an offensive charge the defensive player must establish legal guarding positioning in the path of the offensive player. If contact is made, the officials would issue an offensive charge. No points will be allowed and the ball is turned over. The defensive player may not draw an offensive charge in the "restricted zone"
Unless it's sullinger in which case he doesn't need position cause he's so tough down low, physical on the glass, and dreamy...
I have seen a ton of charge calls this year, where players weren't set at all.
Good time for a commercial break.
Just hang close and we'll be alright.
Needs to continue taking the ball to the basket. Can't settle for jump shots!
Is it me or does it look like an OSU home game in the stands?
Thad Motta's bitching after the last game, worked. Sullinger is going to get every call today.
And one from Hardaway. Nice
THJ comin up big when we need him
Hardaway's best game is driving -- I swear.
So, why the hell did everyone backpeddle and open a lane to the basket?
Christ, why not roll out the damn red carpet too?
someone tell smot he doesnt have to shoot every time he touches the ball
Morris is amazing
Smotrycz is not a slasher. wtf.
Also, how is that not an EFFING foul on Sullinger.
I'm honestly very surprised they didn't call that foul on Sullinger right there.
playing sullinger today reminds me of playing blake griffen in the second round of the tournament two years ago
gets every call
Also, kill Diebler.
The next time we .........
WhAt the fuck? Will sullinher ever get cAlled for the arms and elbows?
What do we have to do to get a foul call against Sullinger and their whole team? Every team down the court they all reach in and slap the ball. Sullinger just bodies everyone and no foul call ever.
Every time we miss the front end of a 1-and-1, a cute kitten dies.
Do you like dead kittens Novak?
great movement by Smotz there
Will someone just elbow that fat bastard? PLEASE. It's a rivalry. Elbow that fat slob. In the face. Make him bleed. Make him feel the pain. Quit being sissies.
Close your mouth Diebler, you look like an idiot.
Quit being a cry baby!!
UMMaizeRage just tweeted:
"Superfan was just told that if he banged his cowbell, he'd be kicked out. The same one he banged yesterday and is approved by the Big 10."
Our 1 and 1 shooting makes me ANGAR! We cannot miss those.
These announcers are nauseating.
Go fuck yourselves Matta and Diebler
Woulda really helped if we had made that last shot but I like how were hangin'
Not a bad half. Morgan needs to stay out of foul trouble. Smotz just can't do anything with Sullinger. Usual caveat about Hightower but on the whole, a far better performance then yesterday.
Meh, I'll take 31-27 at the half. *shrug*
all things considered. Still in the ballgame.
Halftime, time for Nantz and Kellogg to do some primary research on Sullinger's "exceptional physicality, touch, and feel."
Up close and um, personal. Like they've been doing all half.
At least they keep talking (and by keep talking, I mean, they've mentioned it once or twice) that Michigan deserves to be in the tourny.
They only say that while taking breaths and switching who is going down on Sullinger and OSU.
Solid half for the boys, they have to feel pretty good about how they played. Second half keys: Morgan needs to stay in the game and we can't let Diebler beat us with 3 bombs.
then foul while the play is still in progress.
He always fouls after the play is over in frustration . . . after a steal, after a missed rebound, etc.
Teach him that he's lost that particular battle. Give it up, stay in the game, and go on to the next one.
Only real problem is the rebounding inside, but that's pretty much a lost cause, especially when Smot is in. Otherwise thought we played pretty well.
All in all, very satisfied. While OSU has had the lead for longer, they haven't led by more than 4. Definitely a much better looking first half than yesterday.
Not a bad half. Morgan has to stay out of foul trouble. Our offense runs much better when he is in, when he is out we seem to chuck 3's.
I hate bad internet
No, I'm not coming over to your house to watch the game. My friend Chris made that same mistake and was never the same again.
Get Morgan more involved. Make free throws. Hang in there and be in position to win in the end.
Seems easy enough.
Know it sounds crazy, but if there are any other fans here in Zurich, I got Hooters to put on the game. Only place in town, so far as I can tell.
Hold on, there's a Hooters in Zurich???
This post is awesome on multiple levels. Nice work.
Diebler: shut the hell up. You fouled the hell out of Morris on a drive and got away with it, so don't bitch about an out-of-bounds call.
If I were playing him, I'd be very tempted to give him a whack in his gigantic schnozz.
Hardaway and Morgan need each other. Hardaway can drive and dump off to Morgan if Morgan would be more aggressive low. Morris is able to throw up a lot of stuff and get the foul, but Hardaway needs to dump to Morgan.
Ya know, 'Legends' and 'Leaders' doesn't look as bad next to the perrywinkle B1G logo.
L - I
They are deserving of the number one overall seed, that is a talented bunch. The best that money can buy, if such a thing happens of course. We can still win this game, but we are going to need to shoot a high percentage of shots as well as keep up high intensity, GO BLUE!
I feel like all of the threes we are taking are contested with plenty of time to reset and try another avenue. I'd like to see THJ drive to the hole a little more.
I'm always shocked at how much better our ads our than everyone else's. Another minor and irrelevent way that we are superior to the rest of the world.
Was that Paterno video from 1984? I can't tell if he looks any different.
Did anyone else see Morris get pushed in the back on that last drive to the hoop. Zebras "letting them play" if it wasn't for the call against Morris driving against Sullinger a couple minutes or so before. Poor Sulinger flopped to the floor. Can you believe it? He has 80 pounds on Morris. Same official watching both plays. aaarrggghh!
Bama's getting rolled by Kentucky 63-38 with 7 left
Ah this game scares me so close
Hell yea third for him. Go sit down Lighty.
THJ > Lighty plus the 3rd foul!
In the words of Chris Hansen, "Have a seat right here."
Make a fucking shot.
And now it's just going to get out of hand.
Edit: To whoever negged me, what I mean is, OSU is not Illinois, it's not as easy to dig yourself out of a hole.
Even more upsetting that they let Sullinger bull in like that and called that foul on Morris.
You're ability to be an absolute and total dick wad has not abated since you joined the site.
Seriously screw you man, go cheer for another team if your going to rip on guys like that. I swear the bitching I see about this team, from certain posters such as yourself in these threads, is ridiculous.
I hate our leading rebounder and our best three-point shooter, too...
Is that Sean Ornery has been trolling since he joined and still hasn't gotten banned because he's managed to say just enough positive things at the right time to fly under the radar. Clever, clever troll.
Indeed we are not deep but we are griity and will perservere.
fuck me that was a charge by sullinger
douglas should not be trying to finish at the rim.
that's what she said....srry
Stu, you have no chance of making that shot down low so don't even try.
Need Novak to make one of these, or someone else needs to step up.
Morgan may as well flop when Sullinger bangs into him like that in the post, and force the officials to call something.
God dammit Stu.
What a lazy ass pass by Stu.
Got them where we want them? Down 11.
giving the game away as only he can do... 2 turnovers and 1 ill advised shot
Game over. Whatever...
Because there is no way we can come back from eight down in 15 minutes?
Same as yesterday right? Jesus christ some of you guys are like sparty fans, there's still 16 minutes left.
I usually give Douglass a lot of slack, but I don't want to see him play for the rest of the game, he refuses to pass to Morris.
Didn't get a chance to watch the game yesterday so I wouldn't know. OSU is a different team than Illinois. They're pretty good at finishing games.
i wish they would take stu out for smotrycz (sp, i know there's a c in there somewhere).
Starting to get ugly... Do they ever call fouls on Sullinger?
Fuck why can't we catch a break this is sad
There are 15 minutes left people and it's an 8 point game! Quit saying this is over
Darius is not going to let us go quietly. He just needs some help.
We are heating up!
WE'RE ON FIRE
Morris hitting some tough shots. He's got all 7 of our points this half.
Can't give the Buckeyes a second chance on any miss.
Here we go! Hardaway now with a 3
Alright Hardaway!! 3!!!!
Darius Morris is playing like a full-grown man right now.... errr butterfly as opposed to a caterpiller.
OH MY FUCKING GOD NO CALL ON THAT SHIT?!?!?!?!
Sullinger just stomped Morris
Sullinger could shoot somebody and they wouldn't call a foul
Ah, Hightower... that's just spectacular.
I'm not even mad...I'm impressed.
NOW I'M PISSED
DMo needs to settle his ass down!
No foul on Sullinger for completely railroading Morris?
I was about to throw something if they called a charge on THJ there
Put your arms down Sullinger. I know the refs give you everything but Morgan just took your cookies. Deal with it.
Morgan executed that same steal in 1st half and it was called a foul
And that's why we won't win. Sullinger is the 2nd coming of Jesus according to these refs...
I am not looking forward to looking at Craft's stupid red cheeks for a few more years.
I love Craft's game. Hate to admit it, but he's fantastic.
Someone offer him a tattoo for his shorts or something.
Morgan has come on as a real threat in the last several weeks. Either that or I'm paying more attention, but I don't remember him doign anything early in teh season.
come on stu, you have to make those
Nice show of heart. Went down early but hanging in there. They'll get a run still.
You're not going to get a more open 3 in your life, Stu....
stop complaining about the refs and sullinger, we get it
Agreed. I haven't seen so much whining since Charlie Sheen started misspelling winning.
refs love sullinger, rabble rabble rabble!
Well, whatever the outcome, I still love the tourney logo
Stu seriously needs to hit that open 3. Vogrich needs to play over him the rest of the way.
Stu's our best perimeter defender. It sucks that he's cold from the field right now, but he's very important at the other end.
How about a moratorium on all "This team is done today" posts? If that's your hilarious reverse-jinx method, do it elsewhere. It's annoying.
Withstood the run, now we need to make one.
Game over, man. No fricking way.
/suffering repetitive stress injury from repeatedly hopping on and off bandwagon.
How you tease me so nicely.
Oh Hardaway, I love it.
Timmy's showing Sullinger who the real B1G frosh of the year is!
THJ so smooth
I was going to question the designation f Stu as a sarpshooter, but he has, I checked the same 3ptfg percentage as Zach and a better overal fgpct. Which shocked me, but maybe we should stop criticizing him.
Nice take. All without Morris. Lets drink some coffee today
THJ! On a one man roll! Thad Motta wants a time out!! Back within 2 LET'S GO BLUE!
When shit needs to get done, Timmy Jr steps up
love the way this team battles.
Sullinger touched that ball last, of course they score on the possesion as well.
If we can keep them here with Morgan sitting for a while, we can be set up for the finish. Craft and Lighty both at 3 fouls doesn't hurt either.
That's what im talking about Timmy! Be the man!!
Lol, where are those fouls when they do that to Morris?
Wow. That was out on Sullinger.
Wow, sullinger touched that
No one else gets that call on the double team, no one. and BULL SHIT on that out of bounds.
Pointing emphatically and repeatedly does not make you less wrong.
Oh man, Sullinger touched that last for sure.
I guess Tressel lost his Sainthood so they gave it to Sullinger!
Heaven forbid the refs call something on their Lord Almighty Sullinger
lol charge GMAFB
We may never get a call!
oh my fucking go this is just too much!
Wait guys, don't complain about the refs! It's forbidden! Even when they do make an awful call...
What a joke this sequence was.
Terrible terrible turrible call on the blocking foul
If that's not a charge then i don't know what is.
There are few words to explain how bad those last two calls were...
fucking osu homer
How do you miss that ball off sullinger? You're 5 feet away. OMG now a foul on Timmy when he gets elbowed in the head...Cmon guys fight through the favortism.
sullinger gives ed hightower and ted valentine a hard on.
Ok i've been quiet, but that was a fucking charge on Sullinger if I've ever seen one.
This reminds me of the OU game against Griffin.
Yeah, Sullinger plays physical and overmatches us and is a great centre but NO ONE who plays that style of play gets that many calls their way in a game.
The refs are all over sullingers nuts fuck
He's Baby Shaq... he's untouchable.
And thats 3 straight for the talented and explosive Hightower to Sullinger connection
Refs are effing awful.
absurb at this point. I didn't know Sullinger was God himself. Fuck these refs, particurly Ed Hightower.
As if the free throw disparity in the first two games wasn't absurd already. Pretty hard to beat the #1 team with this bullshit.
game that was called against when we went up against blake griffin
FUCK Sullinger and FUCK the refs for making him bulletproof.
Refs have to do a much better job in calling this game!! I think they need to take their blind folds off. They can't blow this fricken game for Michigan
Same official every time.
just gave them five points.
I love the CBS announcers
"Sullinger is just too big, too tough, and too physical to be pushed around"
Yet said nothing about when he fell right to the ground and Morris got called for that charge.
I mean, they did giggle to each other and say what a good actor he is. All whilst tickling each other's balls under the table.
who the league wants to win this game.
Penn State fans, if you make it to the final and OSU is there, abandon ye all hope.
Thad Matta is a giant douche. Almost hate him as much as Dantonio.
so much. i feel like spitting. gawd!