Let's Go Blue!
MBB vs. PSU Open Thread
I see that Darius is back in the starting lineup. That is good news for our offense.
I could use a quality win. Here's to hoping we beat the shit out of them.
with hobnailed boots.
Just win this game to have the semblance of something positive in this new year?
must-win game here for the boys. go blue baby!
Anyone have a link for a live stream?
Looks like the cagers are feeling a bit like the football team, behind 26-17.
need to play some better D they have had some wide open looks
Dave Brandon sighting at Crisler (just shown on TV).
1. Basketball team isn't doing that bad.
2. Domino's pizza still isn't that good.
3. Somthing about the football team, but can't remember.
omg butterfly. stfu.
Penn State is shooting lights out in the first half. Talor Battle just hit a three from downtown Dexter.
Edit: PSU just missed like three bunnies in a row. Still shooting from 50% deep and 55% overall.
That explanation of the butterfly.
I would really like to see whoever has the ball, EVEN when they are shooting the ball.
First yesterday's fiasco and now this. When it rains, it pours, I guess.
Many thanks in advance.
Aren't we supposed to be a 3-point shooting team? 2-10 thus far. I wonder why we struggle from 3 so often...
Penn State with 2 to go in first
when we play the zone penn state seems to get great looks from the outside. And talor battle is just flat out good, tough to stop him with man or zone.
Michigan played man 16 of the 20 minutes. PSU is the worst shooting team in the B1G and is at the bottom of most offensive categories.
Michigan is getting smoked off the dribble and giving help. The drive and kick PSU is using against the man is giving the open looks.
The 2-3 is just a change up b/c they were getting killed out of the man. PSU will not continue to shoot 60%
... I can't stand about john belein. He's so stubborn, PSU is shooting 50% from 3 and he still has them playing a 2-3 zone.
Man to man most of the half. The zone is there b/c they can't keep their man in front in the man D
Morgan with a layup down low.
Down 36-31 at the half.
This Delany interview is brutal. You would think he'd call from an office or somewhere that doesn't have people yelling in the background.
Poor dribble drives and dribbling into trouble. Novak waking up
is finally starting to miss some good looks. We need to start turning it over though, a couple bad turnovers but i like the intensity so far.
minutes vs the man. Torrid shooting is over
PSU basically letting us back into it and UM has some of the ugliest offensive possessions I've seen all year.
Edit: Within minutes of typing negativity, UM turns up the volume and opens up a lead with transition hoops and dropping a couple 3s.
Dumb defense by Vogrich, Smot and Hardaway having concentration issues
vogrich just made up for it with that three and the steal
Yeah but why would you ever give a guy baseline to his strong hand, makes no sense, dumb sophomore mistake. if in that situation 100 times, then 100 times you make him turn to his weak hand towards the D
44-41 w/ 13:28 for Blue . Novak at the line.
Novak hits a 3, then M gets a steal, Novak hits a layup and draws a foul.
FT is good, 45-41 Wolverines.
Tim Doyle should be drug tested immediately.
The Butterfly HAAS ARRIVED!!
if i hear butterfly one more time outta doyles mouth, i am muting my tv and listening to the radio.
btw, quote of the day "what stage are you in Tim?"
Beilein understands time of day, which, I guess, he has trouble with.
Someone splain to me why Novak prefers shooting layups right handed, he makes them but,"throw it down big fella", said in the voice of Bill Walton.
the annoying commentating as long as we are winning
for the Butterfly. Pockets of good Darius mixed with lots of bad Darius
This commentator needs to calm the hell down.
"Matt Vogrich takes a 3 point SHOT AND MAKES IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
taylor battle: the lou gehrig of college basketball
That play by Vogrich was just terrible, though not as dumb as the last one. I am not dogging the kid, I like Vogrich, he is a good role player.
douglas take it to the hoop like that, should help him get more open looks from behind the arc as well
than the jumper he took sideways coming off the screen the previous possession.
Good finish coming.
Tied up at 52
I can't stand Wayne Larrivee
Neither can I. However, this PBP guy is Tom Hamilton.
I know.....but I can't stand Wayne Larrivee
Novak just gave a good exhibit on how to defense that play. Way to go Zack. It ain't brain surgery
Good night, no.
the morris i like to see, great D and than a great pass to morgan
Morgan is going to be an excellent player. He's a bit raw, but a lot less compared to most post players his age. Love his footwork and rebounding ability.
Need Douglass on Battle down the stretch
I'd like to almos see a box and one w/ Morris on Battle. Let everyone else beat them.
Stu is a better on the ball defender IMO and Morris has 4 now
Tied up w/ Morris going to the line out of the TO
this is my favorite team since I started at michigan in 05
My soul-dong really needs someone in a Wolverine jersey to get a win. Somehow/Someway...just a win.
Lol loosest possible usage of "two ranked teams"
Thanks for that call
He's like ten years old and just ran over his dad for the foul.
Someone give Talor Battle an Academy Award for that flop.
move by vogrich I didn't expect that from him
Nice to see a young team responding down the stretch like this.
Michigan 65-61, Morris commits foul.
These refs are callin' absolutely EVERYTHING...
Let the boys play!
cannot foul out of this game, that being said I don't think he should gaurd battle from hear on out.
This is gonna come down to the final shot for someone....
Wow that's the slowest playing of Temptation I've ever heard in my life. Sounds like a funeral dirge.
Not a good matchup. How about a O/D switch here, JB
because EVERY BASKET CREATES YELLING.
That's exactly why I can't stand watching basketball on the BTN. The announcers seem to scream at every little thing that happens for the whole game. They need a serious upgrade in their basketball commentating crew.
NOVAK!!!!!!!! Atta boy
Battle. Where's the smile and swagger?
That was a gift.
jackson just bailed morris out he was just about to throw that up .
Get Vogrich outta there!
Nice clutch response for Michigan. Haven't played their best, but they are indeed a fun team to watch, scrappiness
Thank you, JB. Defense and boards needed here
The PSU coach look like he was going to cry?
My boy Vogrich making plays out there. The PSU foul with 3 sec left out dumbed Vogrich
"but it bounced out!"
Thanks for that Tom Hamilton.
But that was unbelivably dumb. What year is Jackson? He should know better.
If we make the free ones, we should be aight.....
Manningham just made a 92-yrd TD run. Had the game on the TV while I was listening to the BBall game. I think the announcers may have said it was Manningham's longest play, but it may actually have been Manning's. Back to last few seconds here. Sorry for the interruption.
This announcer wants to marry Battle..
Big miss there. Make our free throws and we win.
Just can't make his FT's. Uncharacteristic? He shoots 70% from the FT line
is impressive, no doubt. Good game Blue!
God did we need this win! Nice to have something positive happen in 2011.
Great response in the 2nd half. No Zone.
Much better job in the man and PSU came back down to earth shooting and took their rightful place as the worst shooting team in the B1G
This team's play might not be pretty, but goddamn are they fun to watch and easy to root for.
Love the hustle this Mich team plays with. Lots of effort.
Hail! Hail! Undefeated this Decade!!!!
Go Blue! 75-59 Michigan.
How many White Guy phrases can you use in one rambling sentence?
He's Gritty-gritty, bo-bitty, banana-fana-fo-fitty, me-mi-mo mitty, Gritty!
I guess that's only one, but it's a fun one!
rebounds like Charles Barkley. If Barkley was 6' 2", 190 pounds.
At least I have MBB to get me through this tough time.
We really needed that win! Tnx1G to the players!
Alright! A nice comeback win for the boys today.
Finally, something to take the stink out of the air.
BTW, did I see a senior citizen in the Maze Rage section?
BTW, did I see a senior citizen in the Maze Rage section?
That was Lloyd Brady. During the closing minutes of the bowl game, those in attendance were astounded as he visibly aged 60 years in 30 seconds.
It takes a lot out of a superfan.
great game for this young team, they really had to win this one to have chance to be successful in the big ten. Also the way they fought back in the second half was great to see, I'm excited to watch this team mature over the course of big ten play.
57% from the floor, 40% from deep, and a perfect 14-14 from the line.
I don't understand why it was as close as it was against Penn "every year promised improvement and continued suck" State. But then again I didn't watch it.
Still, no such thing as a bad big ten win. Go Blue!
Penn State starts 4 seniors, we start 3 freshmen, plus if Battle is on, he can keep them in a game.
We had a lot of silly turnovers today - like plays where guys just mishandled passes out of bounds. Our TO total was about the only negative in our second half offensive performance. Otherwise we were terrific.
I thoroughly enjoyed this well earned TEAM victory. For whatever reason, I never thought PSU was winning this one.
We needed this BADLY. We are facing an absolutely brutal three-game stretch starting Wed night.
game. Loved the announcers talking up all the Seniors on Penn St. then the "kids" win the game !!!
can get a solid night from one of those freshmen and Morris/Novak can do what they've been doing I like this team to have an outside shot at an NCAA birth. 11-5 is a decen place to be and if they can steal one of the next 3 from Kansas, Wisky, and OSU that'd really help/
Going to be tough, very tough to make the tourney this year, but next year.... Similar to the gridiron, there are too many teams at the top of the Big Ten, we just can't match up with, especially with our youth, but it is going to be fun to watch this team compete this season.
Trimmed down to 8 players today and Horford only logged 4 minutes, the other 7 all played at least 20 minutes, Looks like Mclimans is going to be the odd man out.
wins. For this team, all wins are good wins.
So we just came from 5 at the half and then matched them bucket for bucket going back and forth withouth panic or choking and then pulled it out in the last 3 and a half minutes... That's what a good team does. I know Purdue made us look like crud, but still, this was a good win for the good guys! Well done Blue!
Yeah, it definitely wasn't the same atmosphere as in the Purdue game, but the crowd did get into it down the stretch. Everyone - players, fans - seemed to be in a funk in the first half. PSU probably should have led by more than just five at the half. Beilein got them in gear at halftime and, aside from some unforced turnovers, that was a really nice second half. We got good contributions from almost everyone.
Can someone please start a new thread for tonight's bb game? I don't have the minimum points and I am hoping the bb game will have the chance of bringing some better news than our lovely cc mess.
the front page is still on traffic-control measures, meaning starting new threads through the site is impossible.
we need someone with the iphone app to start the thread.
Michigan doing well against Wisconsin so far
Little surprise going on
Will watch / listen as soon as the WJ game ends against Russia