We on! I like us 77-55.
MBB vs. Penn State thread
But we knw what we have to do; just win.
Because they obviously hadn't moved on by tip off.
I sure hope the team is more fired up than i am. I've still got a "hangover" from Tuesday night and I'm approaching this game with a less than stellar attitude candidly.
I'm going to next Sunday's game (first one of the year) so I REALLY hope we blast PSU today and get our collective mojo back.
Tuesday? What was that? I have zero recollection of anything prior to today. GO BLUE! WE ON!
Man those uni's are nice!
Let's Go Blue!
Crush them, see them driven before us, see the bench get a lot of PT, and hear the lamentations of their women.
Glad to see Morgan back
Woo! Get out and run!
if anyone's looking:
Immediate attempt to get GRIII involved on the curl. Smart.
Does anyone have a stream for the game?
Couple posts up
Fellas with the fresh cuts....who's the team barber?????
Love these unis.
cannot make bunnies. unreal.
inside game still needs work
That's now three missed bunnies from our bigs. And....as usual...teams playing against just dont miss.
Jermaine Marshall has 11 points according to the announcer, but PSU only has 9? Maybe I heard that incorrectly.
Not exactly the lock down defense I wanted to see at this point, Penn State up by 1.
getting owned on D again. his guy has 11 pts already.
his guy has 11 of 9 points scored by the team! go figure.
game will be the ultimate key in March... Really need that second dimension, and can't live by the three.
it's like our bigs play afraid around the rim. they appear to look behind them for a block instead of just attacking the rim.
I love these Unis...
Also, this team's defense is MISERABLE
Man, I love these uniforms. We should do throwbacks every game.
I cannot stand how we play defense, its the penn state pediphiles fergodsakes. COME ON BOYS!!!
PS: If mitch misses another layup, I may have an aneurysm...
how many layups do we still have to miss?
there's some D.
Nice Unis. How f**king hard is it to make a simple, neat alternate jersey/uniform? Again, I'm saying I think these are slick, versus the variety of garbage made in the past (football and basketball).
Stauskas getting burnt on d. Otherwise not a bad start. They'e got some energy back it seems.
intensity looks ten times better.
Lavert giving great energy.
Time for a run, boys.
Granted this is PSU, but Caris may be that spark off of the bench that we need defensively.
I think we need to play this Lavert-GRIII-THJ-McG-Burke lineup more, particularly if Stauskas's d continues to be weak.
Yikes Mitch... Not making much inside.
Oh, Mitch. That's not your thing. I hope GR3 picks up his efficiency.
What the hell happened to our offense? In the last four possessions we've dribbled the ball off our foot, had levert and mcgary take contested shots.
And now an airball from Hardaway
Everyone on the team has fresh haircuts atleast.
The offensive flow looks .... bad.
intensity to pull down rebounds and attack the rim.
Looking horrible out of the gates again. Geez.
2 straight air balls? Really?
Wow. An air ball from Timmy?
those last two shots by hardaway and mcgary were terrible with that much time on the shot clock.
Perhaps the fadeaway shot from the left side of the basket isn't the best choice, as both McGary and Hardaway have now airballed...
Someone help me understand how our offensive gameplan has become so stagnant compared to last year...with twice as much talent?
Off the ball are being defended much better and it seems the back cuts are really being taken out completely from the offense by opponents.
The same set is run by UM and if guys are supposed to be reading on cuts maybe they're doing a poor job. I think more screen slipping would be a good counter
That's 5 or 6 missed layups by McGary?
But your comment is slightly ridiculous. McGary has only taken 3 shots, including a bad jumper. Definitely not 5 or 6 missed bunnies. Come on now.
I guess I should've put the /s tag, didn't think it was necessary. Just commenting (sarcastically) on the missed inside shots.
It has already been said, but best Michigan jerseys I have seen in a while. Hardaway and MM need some better shot selections.
And now a missed layup. Wow
Cmon Blue WAKEUP!
Everybody is playing sloppy right now.
Great cut - then, of course, missed layup. /facepalm
What is going on? Is this real life?
Take him out. Now. This is rediculous.
What the hell is happening right now?
Stauskas needs to be more aware when we're facing a zone. GRIII made a great flash to the free throw line and Stauskas missed him. That's the key place to attack that zone.
As much as people get on GRIII, Stauskas has been equally slumping.
Honestly... What a joke...
Glenn Robinson plays some of the most uninspired basketball i've seen in my entire life...
Why do I feel like he's always coasting at like 75%?
Outside of Burke, NO ONE can create their own shots unless Tim is on fire.
Something's changed here in the last few weeks. We'll obviously come back to win this game but something is different lately with these guys. No idea what it is, but we've just looked like we're not trying very hard over the last 4-5 games.
How can you say we will comeback to win this game? Nothing is just granted without the work. With the way this team in playing, we could very well lose this game.
..Because we're playing Penn State in Ann Arbor. They're 0-12 in the Big Ten and no matter how much you think the sky is falling with this team we're not going to lose this game.
this team is not getting out on the break like earlier in season. When teams keep them in half court the team stands around and watches as burke tries to create.
I blame the orange t-shirts.
Seriously, they suck.
Long-live highlighter yellow.
Mitch needs to sit for a while...two missed layups and a fade away and standing and watching. Just awful
We act like we don't even care right now. U just got embarrassed on Tuesday, u should be coming out with nothing but anger and desire to destroy ur opponent to prove that Tuesday was a fluke. At this point, it doesn't look like a fluke
Wrong. They came out with good energy. They're just out of sync offensively.
If u think that was good energy then u need to pick a different sport to follow
In the first 10 minutes and out rebounds u by 8 that is a lack of energy and effort. Rebounding Is about who wants it more and they want it more right now.
i got tickets to state college next week.. hope they don't play like this there
Is putrid. Do we even have a big man coach? It seems like anyone in the low post is unable to create a scoring opportunity with a quality move.
coach B needs to seriously rip these guys a new asshole. The defensive intensity, the movement on offense and the general level of shit giving is pathetic.
They are too good to be playing this bad.
This is a continuation of "hard-to-watch basketball". I'm not sure what the deal is but like mentioned there is no flow. Offense and defense are being made to look very average.
when is football season
Is visiting this basketball team. SOFT, can win in a shoot out but when things get physical they fold.
do you think its a West Virgina thing?
can't guard anyone.
I don't know if we can afford to play stauskas if he's going to defend like that.
in the world is going on????
Okay this is getting annoying now
You want to go back on your KenPom projection? I still think they win but my within 5 points looks very likely.
Well, at least we're drawing fouls.
Offense is really, really, really struggling. I think people have kind of figured out Michigan's transition game but they also realize that Michigan's offense is limited if there is a good defense.
This may be an upset if Coach B. doesn't find a solution quickly.
Seems as if teams have figured out the formula to slow the tempo down on Michigan and limit the transition offense. Teams being on fire against us has more to do with our defense vs. them just being on, imo.
beat us twice.
Maybe it's Wisconsin beating us 3X.
Streaming this game as I attempt to get studying done in the library. Curse these exams....
This team left it's heart in Wisconsin.
You all do remember that both Miami and BC almost lost to BC right?
You do remember that this team has literally not won a B1G game all year, right?
GRIII, doing nothing, just a body out there
Nik, why are we not finding ways to free him up to shoot more
Mitch, needs to go up stronger
THJ, needs to get hot
Otherwise, things are great, /s
Chill out people. We've missed about 6 easy shots at the rim and another 3 contested, but makeable shots at the rim. We've had a couple dumb turnovers.
Take those out and we're fine. It's definitely NOT an effort issue.
Take out all the misses and we are shooting 100% too. Dumb logic. Team is getting punked by the worst team in the league.
Are, contrary to what you wrote, "effort" issues. Both are pretty poor right now
Worst defense in the B1G.
Why do I even wake up for this bullshit
You need us to answer that for you? Get a grip man, its collegiate athletics. It ain't all roses and butterflys.
Please go back to bed.
PSU taking it hard to the hoop every time. We haven't made them pay for it once.
I am on the verge of turning this garbage off. Don't even want to waste my time with this shit, I would rather read a book or something.
I don't care if we come back and win by 10-15, the bad start is pathetic.
Max and Horford?? This will end well....
Stauskas out now... He is showing absolutely no intensity in any aspect of the game now.
Now Burke trying to play hero ball. He's stopped trusting the offense.
Refs are actually calling stuff and Penn St.'s 2 best players have 2 fouls. Things will turn around.
Wow. The lack of hustle is horrendous.
i wish someone else would help him out a bit.
Trey Burke heroball upcoming? We need to work the post, develop our down-low game against inferior opponents.
Shots will start falling. PSU is shooting 42% from the field. Its not like they are killing it.
relationship with Burke
This is the basketball equivalent of the Air Force game.
Eleven minutes in and no one has hit a field goal but Burke. Nik misses two good looks in a row.
Save us Trey Burke, you are our only hope.
Stauskas off his game, for sure.
If he isn't making those shots...
Hey, someone besides Burke got a FG!
More than just a 3-point shooter!
this team needs to wake up
I think it's safe to say that Michigan isn't a very good team right now despite the record. They were great early in the season and they've just looked worse and worse in each outing. Michigan has regressed while other teams have improved.
Ok, if coach B can get them to settle down, we can still end up winning by 20+.
Tom Hamilton is just awful. Just muted him. Good god annoying.
Yes, Annoying nasaly voice and annoying commentary.
Trey Burke is about to get 40+ points, that's pretty cool.
Can we not give them an and-1 on every other trip?
can't anyone play defense anymore. no reason for bielfeldt to get burned on a cut 15 ft from the basket from that guy.
How about we stop posting predictions that have us killing teams. We're not living up to them as of late.
Nice job of getting to line by Stauskas. Good way of breaking out of a slump.
Agreed but w I personally believe out student section has always been bad.
Stauskas's Defense <<<
can we get a gif of the old lady saying jump on it at the timeout 8:23.
Time to take a seat. Getting scored on at will and not contributing on offense.
Get Stauskas out of the game please. He is KILLING US on both ends of the court.
I miss auto-Stauskas.
Stauskas needs to stop posing until free the shot goes in.
this team right now, Coach B needs to reassess what he's teaching in some instances, we are playing so soft it's a joke.
And if Nik can't hit his 3's, get him the fuck out of there, liability city
Do we want Stauskas to try to shoot his way out of this, or should he sit? Tough call. Probably should just keep him shooting. He's getting good shots and he's too good of a shooter to remain this cold.
the plague has spread from GRIII to stauskus. becoming a major liability on both ends of the court.
You sit Stauskas. All the piling on GR3 and none on Stauskas. Sit him.
PSU is playing a 3-2 and we're getting wide open looks because of it. Keep Stauskas in. He's getting amazing looks and I'd rather have him shoot out of a slump while getting wide-open looks than forcing up bad shots.
Need to go at Penn St.'s guards and make one of them pick up that 3rd foul.
Has coach B. had this team ready to play at the beginning of any game this season? There comes a time when the hugs and feel good discussions don't work. Maybe try being tough. What he's doing now is not working. It's frustrating to see so much talent and potential wasted. Where's the leadership?
Agreed man, I've never seen him yell at anyone let alone a ref...light a fire under somebody's ass once in a while. Also, their defense is just terrible. It's a lot easier to get stops than it is to out score people!
Christ, you're sounding like State fans.
State fans sound pretty exuberant right now. They recently humiliated their biggest rival. That's pretty different than what we've been put through.
We need Parker W....for the basketball team. I'm sure he would D up better than 90% of this team. Soft as hell.
I'm just not even sure what we're watching now, you gotta think the team will eventually string together a long run.
Let's hope the student section doesn't root like we do on here. This team is in a dark place and need some encouragement.
What the hell is wrong with this team?
you gotta dunk that shit
Morning shoot around. Did we have one? So many air balls.
If i see one more air ball im going to lose it.
I'm turning it off. This team just doesnt care anymore.
Please leave. Forever.
I really like this lineup with Lavert in for Stauskas given how we're playing. Nice energy injection. And Lavert brings some penetration ability
Can't let them get points that easily. Holy shat.
And Little Big Dog gets a FG!
Who's that guy who just scored? Is he new?
Ain't nobody on the floor give a fuck right now.
About fucking time
Welcome back GRIII - we've missed you. Can you wake Stuaskas up while you're at it?
That's not a charge. Whatever.
Look at that, going to the basket and getting points, who would have thought that would work...
The sad thing is that this is a Penn State team not even at full strength.
It is help defense being poor and on ball defense. The worst team in the league is turning the corner consistently and there is no help.
Our bigs are doing a poor job of fronting their post man. Assuming they are supposed to be fronting, because they are playing behind their man, they are unable to help on the dribble drive.
Correctable error at halftime I would hope.
GRIII running that baseline iw shere we're best.
McGary with a hell of a dime there
Robinson's waking up.
That's nice to see... he needs some confidence.
GOING TO THE RIM TWO TRIPS IN A ROW!?!?!
amazing look by McGary though
I don't think I've ever seen a team play this poorly defensively. We're just giving PSU the lane every single time down the floor.
McGary's killing us both on the hedge and by getting pinned inside by the post guys.
I thought you turned it off?
Nik Stauskas on defense.....
GRIII is cutting to the basket instead of just standing on the perimiter.
PSU hitting their layups. Which they have lots of.
Mcgary got eyes on the back of his head.
This announcer is making every Penn State basket seem like it just won the B1G for them.
Cant win in March with no defense...we are trailin against one of the worst BT team in our yard..its over
Stauskas comes in and is instantly fucking lost. Sit him down for extended time. Levert looked better.
LeVert was a blocking call, this THJ call should be a charge. Officiating at it's inconsistent-finest.
i hate to say it but i see another year of quick exits in both tournys
We are down by 4, why does everyone think we should win every game by 40. It is sports shit happens, Michigan will win this game.
Uh, because penn state is horrible this year?
Uh, no team blows out every team they play.
NO one has beaten Penn St. by 40 this year. They;ve given tough games to even Indiana. Why should we all of a sudden kick their ass? They have D-1 caliber players too. Horrible is a relative term and in the Big Ten really doesn't exist.
Because penn state sucks...
Probably because we consider ourselves a top team in the conference and the worst team in the conference, 0-12 Penn State has been leading us on our home court for almost all the game.
Cause a #4 team should be able to lead against a team with loosing recored...just sayin
I think people are frustrated because it's been a long time since we've seen this team play well. Playing the worst team in the Big Ten was an opportunity for them to get their act together. That is clearly not happening so far. It's frustrating.
Maybe the reason they have not played well in the last four games has somthing to do with who they have played? Also this is the Big 10 every team can win on any given day.
Regardless of the reason they haven't played well, they haven't played well. Also, it is ridiculous to say that every team can win on any given day. If that were true, Penn State wouldn't be 0-12 right now. I can see that you feel like you are the doing the team a service by defending them, but you are still allowed to make rational arguments. People are allowed to be frustrated when they watch sports. It happens. If they are frustrated because their team has played poorly for several games, that is valid.
What is Nik Stauskas providing right now? His defense is embarassing, and he doesn't make open shots.
Is suspect. No help.
on help side defense. He is the guy who can't rotate to fulfill the team concept of DEFENSE.
YOU HAVE FUCKING TEAM MATES..
Does he? You mean the guys missing lay ups and jogging down court four minutes into the game? This is on the coach at this point.
2-3 years ago, at least when it came to football, Alltime seemed to think that every miscue was the fault of players' youth and individual development....never a coach's fault.
Different time , different sport. Do I like our coach? Yes. Do I feel like sometimes he loses control of his own game plan? Yes. Ii don't expect to win the national title or even the big ten title this year. I do expect to have players getting better as the season goes on and not getting out hustled by a team they should crush.
I'm frustrated, sorry. I'm no expert on anything. Just some guy with an iPhone who waited all week to see us respond to my worst nightmare. Go blue. Wake up.
He had Burke running clean to his left. A quick dish and that's an easy layup that Burke wouldn't miss. Granted, we got the call. It was still the wrong play.
Derrick whether he needs to "get one of my shirts [Project 135] ready".
Our shooting is really bad right now.
Watching Michigan basketball is like watching Real Madrid a few 10 years ago. THey are great at attack but so bad at defense.
Saw GRIII wander guarding nothing but space while 2 cutters went into the lane
Enough with the effort shit. GREAT EFFORT!
That's a foul that is so dangerous.
Terrible By Penn St....didn't wrap up.
That could be a turning point. McGary hustle leads to potential 5 point possession.
That could be just what we need to turn the game around.
Well, that, and Penn State sucking.
Stauskas gets hammered and nobody does anything. Show me a little fire and get in that kids face.
And possibly pick up a foul? Yeah, that's sensible.
It's about time for a Michigan run.
Wheres the 1 3 1 they have a walk on backcourt right now
it should be embarrassing if they can't guard them man to man.
Bad foul, but you have to admire them not letting us get easy shots at the rim, unlike our defense.
Awesome BWW commercial.
with what Coach B is doing. We don't seem to be getting better, in fact regressing, and no toughness, when you're not shooting well, you need other aspects to get you through and our team seems to be missing those key elements.
Hopefully this is a lull we'll get through soon or we're in deep doo doo
Who are you, John Wooden?
You're not alone. JB's previous teams had a lot more fortitude than these guys are showing.
They're going to be hurting in the 2nd half with all these fouls.
So are we
Haven't gone through the whole thread, so sorry if this has been said, but I'm seriously impressed with Mitch's passing.
He has gone into Kobe mode. It's really bad for a team if you have your star shooting 8 times with no assists. It is really really really bad for a team if that star player is your short point guard.
To get an assist when no one else can score.
Stauskas is such a defensive liability. Can't hold his own, McGary has to help and commits his 2nd foul
Enough with the Stauskas bashing. He's got more points than anyone but Burke.
He's also playing some of the worst defense I've ever seen. Btw, Robinson has more points.
is plenty lost giving help and losing his man on switches
Watch the other end of the floor.
Everytime I blink someones at the free throw line
It's weird, watching us shoot free throws. Only had 8 attempts in the previous 2 games.
Maybe you should be done for the day?
Dude. Take a Prozac and calm down.
It's OK. May I suggest you take a bath? Perhaps read a book?
Easy there killer. Not going as well as we all hoped but let's climb back in from the ledge just a bit k?
This guy has a history of overreacting.
Good to see people aren't overreacting or anything like that
LEWAN was owned by CLOWNEY!!
Shut up already.
Amazing shot on the push by Burke.
"Back to a 32-32 tie." Srsly?
played the first 5 min and i don't think he's played since. this ankle thing might linger for a while, unfortuneately.
He has 2 fouls. We are tied and have there best players in foul trouble. We will take control.
On a scuffle for the ball it looked like he came up limping. I noticed it and we haven't seen him since. It was on the penn state side baseline falling out of bounce.
Wait for it.... dribble the clock out, pull up, and shoot a 3.
set up the alley oop buzzer shot.
why call a timeout.. you know the play.. trey dribble then launch a 3 at the buzzer
We don't use it, you ignorant dickhead.
Whoa. That's unnecessary.
If M gomes out of this TO with a step back Burke shot as the buzzer goes off, I think it might break mgoblog.
that would have been preferable as it turns out
These announcers are beyond belief. The frigging score is tied, we have been shooting poorly all half and Penn State still sucks.
RUN A FU**ING PLAY!!!
We would if we had any.
With so many games in so little time, we don't have a lot of opportunity to practice and get better, especially when we're preparing to play MSU OSU and Indy. That'll wear you down. Let's see what a week of practice will do, I bet we look a lot better when we play Illinois
Sweet play drawn up there Belein.
I thought you were turning the game off?
Plus learn how to spell our HC's name.
Penn St celebrating?
They had a better half than we did.
Why not? They have no conference victories and are in position to potentially upset one of the supposed best teams in the conference.
Anyone else see trey Burke after that timeout when talking about the ref?
Sadly that defense just worked
Still waiting for the next time JB calls a good end of the clock play.
I thought the play against Wisconsin was pretty good.
We had some good dual wing action going on there, Penn State just timed their trap really well.
OK, we're a second-half team, right?
THJ, 5 points in his last 60 minutes played. Get your head together kid. You're a great player. Don't beat yourself.
Our bigs are awful
I'll gladly take a tie at halftime after that crap half. Hopefully Coach B can refocus them in the locker room.
BTN studio announcer knows his stuff
On the last possession, PSU pulled out a soft trap with two guards on Burke. They hadn't showed it yet and we weren't prepared for it. Credit them for good timing.
That's the reason I wouldn't have called timeout - you're giving them a chance to set something up defensively. However, I'm sure Coach B is thinking "Let's set something up so we don't have Trey Heroball."
Sometimes you have to tip your cap. Credit PSU for the timing of showing the trap. Now we can expect it and be prepared for it.
Yep. That was a great defensive call and Burke didn't handle it very well.
......sadly are neither Leaders or Legends - have to turn down the volume
Here's what it looks like by the numbers...
Plenty of game left, of course, but I do wonder what the halftime discussion will entail...
This game has a double digit win written all over it.
not playing with any confidence lately, I am not digging these dog days of February
Not giving up on anything yet. THIS IS BASKETBALL. Not everything is a blowout. Being up or down by a couple doesn't mean anything until the very end.
Everything should a blowout against Penn State. Honestly against any other team in this conference, I would agree with you, but winning this game by <20 is a very bad sign.
Classic hangover game. They started to get their confidence back there in the last 5 minutes. Want to see them come out with 3 defensive stops. We'll be fine this game. Long term, need Stauskas and McGary to start being more diligent about moving their feet on defense.
We got them right where we want them!!
Where is the FUCKing attitude, i thought after the ass whoping last week we would come here and destroy penn st...can we fucking start playing tough, shove ppl around punch them in the face i dont care just fucking PLAY TOUGH.. this is frustrating i dont even want to watch anymore
That's some great analysis there, champ.