Is tomorrows game at 7pm or 8pm? I saw someone post at 7pm on the liveblog
MBB wins 73-61; Duke/Tennessee winner tomorrow night at 7
Good win from the Maize and Blue! Defense looked solid, great rotation and understanding of their roles. We had a few balls bounce our way with Memphis not being able to hit anything, but still a great performance.
This is flamebait?
it's at 7 go blue!!
So either way its a 2011 tourney rematch UM vs Duke or UM vs Tennessee. Todays win is a give boost! They played very well against a very good team. Smart defense was the key.
Nebraska! (I know - different week, but....) Verlander! Memphis! Duke! Kansas! Ohio!
They've never lost in Maui? Really? Seems like something the announcers should have mentioned once or twice.
Ha. Well done.
Do they get a commission for saying it? I was at work for most of the game and only got to watch ~30 mins of coverage and was sick of hearing about it.
Great game! I followed it on Live Blog + ESPN Gamecast. Question - is the game being replayed on ESPN/2, or available on ESPN3.com?
Just wanted to share a few predictions I found on ESPN:
Don't be surprised...
- if Memphis' speed and athleticism prove to be too much for the field and Will Barton -- not Thomas Robinson -- is the best player on the Island. (Medcalf)
- if Memphis makes a run to the title with their speed and athleticism. (Simon)
- if Memphis wins this tournament and UCLA leaves Maui winless against Division I opponents. The Bruins are not confident right now and need for Lazeric Jones to play well at the point. (Bilas)
Looking at the stats (assists, rebounds, FG %, FT %), it looks like Michigan dominated every phase of the game.
While we didn't dominate, we definitely were the better team throughout the whole game. There team is obviously way more athletic than our team but they also didn't play like a team at all. The six assists for Memphis show that.
Michigan held Barton to 9 points. He was averaging 23.
Averaged through one game. He scored 23 vs Belmont.
our defense is legit
How great is it that we can say that about Basketball and Football at the same time!
The game was broadcast live on ESPN3. Great win for Coach B and a great way to start our season off.
Thought this game could go either way, really impressive victory to start the season.
Hype/Ranking is real this time around.
The formula is the same for Dook; chuck threes. If they miss, big man rebounds and attempts a putback 42% of the time or kicks it back out the other 48% of the time.
Curry and Dawkins can get red hot from behind the arc. Jury's still out on Doc Rivers' son (self-appointed moniker: "Subzero"). Ryan Kelly - who their fans started calling "Dirkelly" (said his game reminds them of Dirk Nowitzki. Right, I know) - is a decent mid range threat and can stroke the three. The Plumlee brothers? Pretty athletic while not being incredibly skilled.
I can find no logical reason for them to be a "heavy favorite" aside from their name/brand. They lost a ton of leadership last year with Nolan and Singler moving on, and that will not be replaced easily. Hell, they just beat Belmont by a whopping one point. The MSU game? Eh. MSU is a great rebounding team but struggles to score, so not surprised Dook beat them by 5.
Len Elmore as a analyst...meh. Jay Bilas? Yep.
Not your strong suit?
The other 10% he just holds on to the ball and does nothing
But gotta leave the door open for someone to make a snarky comment about math, right?
how do you figure that the juries still out? he's played fairly well for a team with an evenly distributed share of talent
He's not a natural point guard so people question how well he'll manage the team.
There were huge concerns about his willingness to play within a team concept, two.
There are still huge concerns about his attitude/team cancer potential, three (just a pissy kid, hence the other nickname "Austintatious").
There are concerns about his "torro, torro" defense, four.
So yeah, the jury is still out. Has nothing to do with his offensive game as several analysts have said he has the most advanced offensive game for a frosh that they have seen in quite awhile.
Preferential treament from the refs. That's good for 6-8 points every game.
Michigans Defense is AWESOME..and the offense hit a TON of 2 pointers and key 3 pointers..This team is Good
I asked this in another thread, but what in God's good name was wrong with our uniforms? The shoes were some bastard blue (with equally atrocious matching warm up tops that looked like they were stolen from nurses at the UM hospital) and the actual uniforms hurt my eyes. That "maize" (WHICH IT WAS NOT) doesn't show well on HDTVs, maybe someone at Adidas should take note. Or maybe they are too busy counting money while desecrating our traditions.
Honolulu Blue or something like that
Maui Blue to be exact.
Your signature and your post are in love with each other.
Has to do with Adidas clearly. Tennessee has the same blue warmups (that I thought were awesome) and blue high tops, and are another Adidas team. Duke is Nike and has neither.
So, um, how do you really feel?
Yeah, they came up with the blue shoes/warm-ups for this tournament specifically. I'm hoping that means this is the last time we'll see them.
Brandon's waiting until friday to announce our great throwbacks against Ohio State with the McDonalds logo on the sleeve, and what's wrong with 3:30 and night games.
Belien is brilliant. Memphis got schooled
if we lose to duke, do we get another game?
Yeah, every team will play 3 games... All you can tell right now is that it'll be someone from the other side of the bracket (UCLA, Georgetown, Chaminade or Kansas)
Yeah. I think it is set so every team plays three games regardless of whether you win or lose. So if Michigan loses against Duke they play the loser of the other semifinal game
Yes, you get 3 no matter what
So when we beat Duke they will play in the Third place game on November 23 at 7:30
Bring on the Rematch (Duke version) I want this team getting as many early season tests as possible, and hopefully winning more of them than we lose
I know this is just 1 game, but now I'm absolutely sure this UM team should be a tournament team, and the growth of Trey Burke will tell us if we can be more than that
This is probably the only time that I won't be mad if Duke wins. Looking forward to a rematch.
...just hit me.
Why won't you be mad if Duke wins? I'll be madder than hell if we drop the ball against Duke, especially for how well Michigan played today (except for the few random turnovers). But guard play tends to get better over the course of the year, big man play is stagnant.
I'm not sure I agree with that... Our bigs haven't been too good recently, but don't you remember Peedi? He went from nobody to a stud by the end of the 08-09 year.
What is really amazing is how well we have actually done against them.
My wife is a Dookie. I met her in the early 90's. It's not like I have to totally hang my head when it comes to basketball.
Since I have been with her, we have beaten Duke 4 times (3 in a row at one point) and came within a basket of beating them 2 more times. That's unheard of for a non-ACC team. And a football school at that. Michigan makes Duke nervous.
I hope your wife doesn't wave her degree around, drop alumni names and whine like Grant Hill does. Damn, his whole bitchfest really soured me on an otherwise reputable program.
I cringe when people call us a "football school." We're good at a lot of things, basketball included. We won a national title in basketball two years before Duke ever did.
nobody calls ryan kelly dirkelly lol
Will be interesting to see how the Duke game goes because they're usually aggressive on D, but in March they were selling out to stop the backdoor cuts. Wonder what kind of sets/cuts we'll run. Also will see more 1-3-1 because that's been a stopper in our last two matchups against K.