I created this thread for 2 reasons, a more entertaining half hopefully, especially for Michigan and to divide up the traffic from the other thread.
We should be leading by more, let's hope we can beat this team down, Go Blue!
Only reason this game is close is FTs. WTF? Why can't our guys make them?
played like shit the first 20. Lets not do it for another 20
I hate watching Wisco games.
Drive to the hoop. Drive to the hoop. Stop Wisconsin from driving to the hoop. Win.
and the four times you are fouled, make your free throws!
i guarentee you that somewhere there is a Wisconsin blog where the fans are bitching and losing their mind at being DOWN three as shitty as Michigan played.
Both teams sucked balls in the first half. And we're up 3.
I wonder if there is some kind of stat that shows conference tournament champions and Elite 8.
Plz catch the balls
Stop overpassing. Shoot the ball.
thank you stauskas.
please play better d though than that baby
i like this. thank you refs
Stauskas needs back side help when Evans is posting him up.
travelled on that reverse lay in
Finally they call Wisconsin for moving under the shooter.
Get ready, Mitch
morgan. there's no point in hustling if you have rock hands
The buzzcuts are the ross perot of college basketball. They're annoying, no one takes them seriously, and they're never going to win it all. But they're just good enough to ruin things for you.
Morgan???? U suck so bad right now
and his fucking stone hands out of there, he sucks the last 2 games
Well, at least the team is becoming more consistent on both ends of the court, unfortunately, it is trending that the offense is looking at bad as the defense.
How do you loose a lead to a team that shot around 20% in the game?????
wisconsin decided to start playing offense
Oh my god that was such a travel by Evans.
Jordan Morgan is absolutely awful....
You mean Big Ten All Defensive first team J-MO?
Seriously though the dude has no hands.
Can we get a travel call? Evans is dragging his pivot foot. Real bad on the three and the play after.
Glenn if you miss these free throws.... Ugh
i agree. we really just need to get to the line and make our free throws and we will be fine.
make the effing Ft's......please
Five minutes dry...
What is with this board and Jordan Morgan? It's "OMG He's the best we love him" to "He's terrible, sucks, worst player ever" etc.
Off game, I agree, but damn.
points in 11 min. 5 min into 2nd half without a field goal.
Beilein needs a T to wake up the guys. Yikes.
What's up with you MLive'esque posters always calling Beilein to get a technical just to "wake up" his players?
I hate Wisconsin like I hated Ron Mason's Spartans.
This is like two one-armed guys having a rock fight and they're both drunk and there's only like one rock between them and it's really dark outside.
Robinson is giving a run for his money
I mean, we just lack the ability to finish anything. From Morgan's stone hands to GR3's inability to hit FTs.
How many free throw misses is that now? At least 6.
I must say, I expected us to regress up in shooting...not down...
Bench Morgan, Robinson and Stauskas
Actually bench Burke
And put in who? Your third grade teacher?
not the time to play average or worse
Wow. Missed FTs are going to cost us another game.
Trey Burke is killing us with his shot selection right now.
Somebody has to shoot it.
It just seems like this team does not have any passion more often than not....what does it actually take to get them consistently ready to play? Burke appears disinterested and lazy with the ball, and going to too many fall away jumpers again. Robinson always looks gassed running up and down the floor, Stauskus is always bad if he is not hitting his 3s.
Also, for a team that spends sooooo much time shooting apparently, why is it soo fucking hard to hit a free throw? They rarely celebrate with each other, and I can barely remember any times when someone on the team actually got into someones face about playing hard.
It would just be great to see some fire......and god damit, Burke needs to step into a shot vs trying to hit the damn fade away... JFC.
Worse than what?
HEROBALL TIME! Keep jackin' those shots up Trey. I'm sure one will go in eventually.
This game is such a joke...
Trey... PLEASE take another shot 1 foot inside the 3 pt line... PLEASE...
The Monster? McGary has a new nickname every week.
We call a set, we run it...no we walk through it...for two or three passes until the ball gets back to Burke, and then it's a ball screen.
Players just moving to the next spot on the floor instead of making a cut. It's driving me crazy--it's all so un-Beilein-like.
...Wisconsin made it to 30 points first. This game practically over now.
I blame uniformz!
play some defense, god damn
Fuck Wisconsin makes 3 in a row.
How about instead of defense, you put your hands in the air and stand there.
shooting teams when it comes to layups and free throws. You know, the ones they call gimmes.
The movie is Bull Durham dumbass
that theoretical 20 point lead we should have had in the 1st half would be great right about now
Dakich is Wisconsin Knob Slobberer Extraordinaire.
...I actually still think we can win the NIT.
Faster paced game favors us, one would think. Don't mind seeing the pace pick up more.
They will come back after the break and he will say it came to him when in reality the guy in his ear was yelling, "BULL DURHAM, DUMBASS!!!"
Just checking in. How's the game going?
Fuck Carrot Top
now Wisconsin can't frickin miss. Just awesome.
Why could we all see it when it was 16-6?
WTF is Robinson doing?
This is a carbon copy of last season. Choke your last home game and cost yourself a title(or outright title last year), play unintrested and lazy in the 2nd round of the BTT, and we all know what happened in the tourny. For whatever reason, these players on this team find a way to shrink in the big moments. 12 minutes to wake up and show some pride.
Great, now we have to be the bad guys if we send the real American home without seeing his brother win this weekend.
Fine by mean that means they get to spend more personal time with each other off the court
Horford is our only big that wants to play today
How about defend the 3 ball and make them hit tough 2s. Crazy idea.
They've made 6 3s to our 0.
Didn't the preview say let Bruesewitz shoot the 3? Is there some kind of preview jinx where every opposing player who is encouraged to shoot in one does and proceeds to make them all?
Before the game, who would have thought Michigan would have more rebounds but more turnovers and less assists than Wisconsin at this point? My mind is unable to process this game. Its like a train wreck - I cannot look away.
For the first time in forever we keep running the set after the ball gets back to Burke and what do you know, he finds somebody open at the rim for a layup.
If it were me I think I'd call about a five-minute moratorium on ball screens. Make these guys play defense, make our guys stop standing around.
Again, wasted a timeout 8 seconds before there would've been an automatic one anyways... Wiscy hits a 3, proving it useless.
We really need to start closing out on Sideshow Bob.
10 point lead early with Wisconsin shooting like shit, and UM still couldn't pull ahead.
It's like the Purdue game where we saw a 12 point lead go to a 12 point deficit.
Now, WIsconsin is hitting 3s, and it's going to take a great finish to win this. Frustrating.
has done with the program
For an offensive minded coach, how come our guys seem so nonchalant, make bad shot selections, can't hit lay-ups, can't make FT's, we don't box out well, don't rebound well even when we have more guys under the basket, so many things that frustrate me
I think a lot of this comes down to the reliance on so much two-man-game, something Beilein's never done before as far as I know. It's effective as far as it goes, but it leaves the other three guys standing around. And when you spend a lot of every game standing around, it's hard not to look nonchalant, miss easy shots, take bad shots when you finally have the opportunity to.
His sets aren't supposed to work on the first two passes every time--the whole point is to keep working it for 15 or 20 seconds if you have to, to reverse the ball two or three times and give the defense a chance to tire and get off balance or out of position and then your athletic guys can take them, or you get an open shot for one of your shooters.
And if you get to late clock and nothing's developed there's still time to go to the ball screen or isolation for Burke if you have to.
I don't think this is a mystery to anyone on the staff--Belein's comment before halftime was "we need to stop taking the first shot we see", Dakich's comment just prior was that the ball doesn't get swung enough to ever create a good shot. But I don't think anyone realized how hard it would be to undo, once it set in.
Almost every game wide open 3's gallore for the opponent
Wisconsin started out 1-11 from 3, have now hit 6 of their last 8
Wisconsin unable to miss, now 7 3-pointers.
fuck ben brust. that is all
Only when watching Michigan games do I expect the other team to make it every time they take a three. It's like some sort of curse on the Wolverines.
Poor perimeter defense.
Now Wisconsin can't miss
Wisconsin has made something about 9 shots in a row or something, what's more maddening though is they are late shot-clock situations.
Liked seeing that zone. Where did it go, Belein? Use it for more than just one trip down the floor.
No point in watching these guys panic and buy into the Wisconsin murder-death-ball squads hands any further.
This team cannot make everything click at once. It's either amazing offense, crap defense or amazing defense, crap offense.
Is absolutely embarrassing now
GRIII is getting worked on the defensive end I the floor. He looks disinterested.
WHY CAN'T THEY MISS A SHOT???
heat check 3, let's go tim get hot
Robinson is being made a fool of.
Yep, I'm out too. Hopefully this won't kick us out of the Auburn Hills pod.
Can't fucking miss now.
Wisconsin has scored 13 buckets on their last 13 possessions I do believe.
Wisconsin shoots 17% in the first half.....112% in the 2nd half
They can't miss.
what is a missed shot
They made 10 in a row?
Yes, I believe it was 11 actually. The last miss breaks that, but they get 2 free throws, so, gross.
How the hell were Trey and Traevon Jackson on the same AAU team??? WTF?
Of getting just one f ing stop on defense? My gosh we suck
Wisconsin just isn't missing. Defense could be a bit tighter, but this is the best half of shooting I've ever seen from a Wisconsin team.
My god, we never fucking play above our opponents level of competion. On top of that, we're not exactly a strong team down the stretch. That makes for just a terrific recipe come tourney time.
I really wonder what happened to Michigan's offense in the second half of the season. They simply cannot make shots anymore on a consistent basis.
B10 defenders >>>>>>>> WMU, EMU, WVU, Arkansas, etc defenders.
That is not it. Michigan has open shots all the time and they simply miss them. Those were shots they did not miss in the first half. I understand missing contested shots.
Put in 2 bigs please
This one looks like its over...
With absolutely no sense of urgency. It's pathetic and as a competitor it's hard to watch.
frustrating the hell out of me, if we make the sweet 16 we'll be lucky.
I just don't know anymore what to think
And the D is going to get us in the end...making the last 13 shoots is just ridiculous
Nothing is worse than watching Wisconsin. I am so frsutrated with this game.
Wisconsin is a crime against basketball.
They did exactly what Wisconsin wanted them to this game. This one falls on JB and Trey.
This post is going to come off as whiny and negative....I guess I'm being that way right now, so be it.
This team is so damn hard to watch. Maybe its because we have so much talent I expect to win against any team in the nation. Maybe it's because its so inconsistent, and at times look like the team their talent suggests they are, and others looks like a medicore Big Ten team. Maybe its because their defense is mediocre and makes the same mistakes every game.
Whatever it is, it's frustrating as hell. Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed a lot of the season, and I love Michigan basketball, but it seems like every game I want to throw somethig at the tv, not something I should be doing with a 26-6 team.
I think the 'talent' meme is dead. Or at least developed talent. Honestly, we play most the game with freshmen and underclassmen. Hardaway is the only major upperclass contributor, and he's Mr. McStreaky. We have freshmen. And freshmen tend to be fragile and get lost.
The mere sight of our uniforms inspires other teams to shoot 30-40% over their normal totals. Don't know why but it does
It's not rocket science. It's not luck. We don't play good defense consistently. And that's probably being too kind.
Have hit 9 of their last 10 shots. Poor post defense by Robinson. Poor perimeter defense by everybody else. Trey Burke heroball time going about as well as you'd expect. Game not over by any stretch, but not looking good.
Think this game was over when we only had a 3 point halftime lead.
Wisconsin shot 17% in the first half, shooting 66% this half.
Step it up now or get buried on the bench...
Alright...game's over. Let's rest it up for the tourney.
This is ridiculous.
FUCK THIS GAME. FUCK WISCONSIN. FUCK THIS TEAM. FUCK.
Bo ryan made a halftime adjustment, Bielien as usual has no clue
Damn, see you in the tourney.
It's gotta be the coaching.
Ding ding ding!!
We have a winner!
It's crazy how much they play like each other.
See what I mean? A 43% free throw shooter against every other team is 75% against us. Apparently God is somehow involved as I have no other explanation
Death to our D.
wow, cannot believe we let this game get away from us
Its hard to beleive we are so average with the best player in the league.
39 point for Wisconsin at this point. Disgusting.
For all the talent on this team, they sure find a way to melt down in pressure situations
but he's a waaaaayyyy better coach than Beilein, all there is to it
I wouldn't give a fuck if Beilein left, i'm sick of this horseshit
And...you're an idiot.
don't be a shit talker from a keyboard
Wisconsin is doing to us in the second what we should have done to them in the first. Welp, at least we can get a 3 seed and lose in the Sweet Sixteen.
A bad team, but we aren't a good one, either. We peaked in December / January, and have been mediocre since then. 1st round loss would not surprise me one bit.
Free throws, defense and adjustments aren't important to this team or the coaches.
Make Free Throws.
Gotta make free throws
We just aren't a very good basketball team right now. Not at all, when we run our offense we can't play D. When we get stops we either miss open shots/free throws or jack up contested 3's, usually both though.
Ain't over yet. we're in the bonus and I still believe. Let's go.
How are we so bad at the line? Especially in the clutch? Kids need some serious FT shooting practice in the offseason.
This team is a fucking joke....
Honestly... We have gotten worse over the past month...
I think what is ultimately so frustrating is they can't seem to put anything together and there's a startling lack of intensity on this team. Like everybody is getting high as balls before the game.
Whether it's the missed FTs or the lack of hustle/smarts on the defensive end, Morgan unable to catch the ball or make a layup, there's just something missing.
with a burning passion. What his teams do on defnese to win games is a complete diservice to the game (foul every play because they can't call them all). That being said, he is eating JB's lunch today, and it is not close. UW is getting wide open looks everytime down the court while UM continues to force up shots with a hand in their face. Seriously, I liked it better when we sucked and I didn't care.
That was a great call
Down 8. Not insurmountable, but we will need stops.
Terrible call. I love it.
Ain't over at all.
Keep scoring Burke!
Hey, they missed!
fuck you wisconsin. fuck you dan dakich.
'thats a bad call" now you know it is to play against wisconsin.
lmao i still don't get why we give the ball to morgan ever on the offensive side.. He is a FLU when he is pressured, it is a guarantee turnover or missed layup 90% of the time..
Lets just shoot jumpshots and burke drive the lane and throw up random wild shots
WOW Dakich. He was set for what? Five seconds? Shut. Up.
how many more recruits do we need before UM can actually beat these lesser teams?
What a basketball alley-oop!
Fire up Blue!
I truly want to be the positive voice that's saying we're just slumping right now, but we have struggled at so many facets of the game lately...
If we can show some grit here, we've got a real chance to pull it off, but I'm still very concerned
The frustrating part of this team is why have they not been playing like this the whole game?
Four points down. Come on guys!!
Fuck all you bandwagoners that were giving up all ready. Go Blue!
let's go trey! let's go blue!
This is almost a repeat of the @ Purdue game.
The late shot clock Wisconsin 3 ball
No calls ever
Hardly a foul...
Looky there, you panicky mothers. There's NO WAY WE CAN WIN. FIRE BEILEIN. I HATE THIS TEAM. Shut up.
No business being in this game
but wisconsin does? shooting 17% or whatever in the first half?
Trey you have a strong back. Carry us.
We do such a piss poor job of seeing the ball at all times.
Maybe he needs 7 eyes.
this game has given me perspective on what a divorce/repairing a marriage must feel like...so many emotions
Baseline play by Bo Ryan well-defended by us. Let's take advantage!
How Wisconsin can make every shot when the shot clock is under 2-3 seconds is really upsetting.
that would drop..
This game makes me so happy
I know he was going for the steal, but we can't put them on the line.
GRob gone? Burke and McGary carrying us.
good fouls. Situational awareness lacking. Jacking up 3's, uggghhhh. Confusion asking for fouls? Bad. 5 seed here we come!
5 seed? Are you stupid?
i FUCKING HATE WISCONSIN
That's the game
No, it's going to come down to jacked three's by us. They'll hit their FTs
Lets do what IU did and just keep fouling like a bunch of douches.
Time to jack some 3s!
I've not been able to watch and now that the (bad) outcome is assured, how bad was the officiating?
Better than the coaching, and way better than the effort of our players
It was fine. We didn't defend in the second half. Wisconsin made everything.
Thanks for the response guys...glad I didn't watch...I just get too upset & frustrated
This team redefines playing to your opponent.
Why even have a league if a team like Wisconsin can just shit all over the game of baskeball and win like this?
Out coaching the other team? Beau just made JB his bitch
You're an idiot. Please give me specific examples. UW made a ton of shots and we didn't.
Wisconsin holds you all game long and hits you on the way to the basket, and the refs write it off b/c that's the "Wisconsin way."
fuck this game.
Out coached again.
Game. Set. Match.
What a disappointment
See you guys selection Sunday
I will see you all in Bolivia.
3 or 4 seed?
Wont matter we'll play like shit and lose anyway.
And we were #1...
I'll change my tune come next week, but for today and the rest of the weekend, I'm done with this team. Most frustrating team in college basketball to root for.
Well . . . no need to worry about not getting enough rest for the NCAA's. Hello 3-seed.
hello first round loss.
This team will be the end of me. They are so damn frustrating and show absolutely no heart during the game. Pathetic
We have the best athletes in the Big Ten and we got beat by a goofy white kid named Kaminsky. That hurts.
That's game. I'd say fuck Bo Ryan, but he out-coached Belein's ass today.
Yeah, fuck Bo Ryan.
too bad we are small and not very tough
Beilein has yet to win more than one game in the BTT.
You're kidding right?
Zeller and Oladipo have more talent than our whole team combined.
We have Burke and two above average shooters (Stauskas & Hardaway) that can't defend, plus a very raw, but improving, McGary.
Actually glad we are no longer in this tourney. It means nothing and the hack a league is terrible. We'll do better in the NCAA.
We'll play like shit regardless of the refs.
Whoever downvoted me needs a reality check
Disappointing team. Definitely deserved to be the fifth seed in this tournament, and shouldn't be better than a four in the NCAA tourney.
If I watched the season in reverse, I'd think Beilein was an awesome coach.
We. Fucking. Suck
how many days till the football season starts?
Not impressed with how this team has closed out the season. Hope they turn it around in the NCAA tourney...
I never want to play Wisconsin again.
Friday night drinking open thread here we all come!
yo quiero zack novak
Kid gets no love. His defense is solid
Seriously, goddamn fuck this Wisconsin team.
Did Wisconsin shoot like 90% in the second half?
Unbelievable. Unfortunately Dakich is right. No toughness at all.
Pathetic. Just pathetic
where is that Mgoblogger saying we were going to win the B1G tourney ad make a deep run in the NCAA tourney? Thought so. 1 and done for both, calling it now.
biting my tongue right now to not say anything mean about this team.
Team description: Soft, soft, soft, soft..... SOFT.
Trolls gonna troll...
Im just wondering why in the hell Spike has been in the game these last 5 minutes. He cant guard or make shots...
There were a lot of players not guarding or making shots.
A critical play was the foul he had because he was too small to box out the 6-4 guy Coach B had him checking. Im just saying Caris or GRIII or even Vog would have been a better option at SG than 5'9" Spike...
1) Seeding means nothing in this year's tourney.
2) this team is not mature enough to make a long tourney run.
You gotta be mean to win this conference. We don't have the players or the staff willing to get mean to win this.
Just a mentally weak team.
You got it.
Beilien can't coach in tournament style.
yet we won a preseason tournament...
i hate wisconsin
i cannot believe how badly we played today. we are just not mentally tough.
at least we are going to get some rest.
the team is going to really have to look at themselves in the mirror this week as they prepare for the tourney.
This team just lacks the toughness and mental discipline to win tough games. Wisconsin just looked like they wanted it more. Oh well.
How often have we heard that this season. The "they wanted it more" "they showed more heart". It's been a common theme. These guys just don't play with a passionate killer instinct.
Maybe Trey comes back to win title.......wishing. We will get no better than a 4 seed guaranteed. No way we should lose to this team.
this team's free throw shooting is attrocious. guess the upside to the early exit is more time to rest & practice before the ncaa tourney.
This team has zero basketball intelligence. It's unbelievable. As much as I love Trey, he needs to stop with the heroball the entire game. It's nice that he pulled us close there, but for the love of god run the offense. They just cannot maintain a run either. It seems that the moment they find out what's working offensively, they immediately change their style again. Also, practice FTs. Please.
11 games. High 4 seed in NCAA?
can't wait to hear the BS from coach and the players on why they lost
And how they, totally won't let it happen again, and again, and again.
At least we beat Penn State.
FIRE BELIEN. and all other irrations things. Im up voting all flamebait and downvoting the typical bullshit.
should have been up 20 in the first half if they just hit their open looks.
this team will be bounced in the second round, just like last year. that game was vomit to watch.
i hate you bo ryan, and all you stand for. quit basketball and go run a communist country and do all basketball fans a favor.
bo ryan is the void.
51 FUCKING POINTS IN THE SECOND HALF.
So what the hell has happened to Morgan? He's gone from being an average B1G forward to an absolute siv on offense.
Morgan has a hard time catching the ball
and holding on to it if he actually does manage to catch one.
one sorry ass effort, play and coaching wise