30 min to tip off ad no one is talking about it?
Let's finish strong and hope MSU falters later today. Go Blue!
Mich vs. PSU Open Thread
Can't wait to see the boys crush Penn State.
part, then onto the dirty practice of rooting for OSU later today. Hoping the outcome is a Big Ten Championship. Go Blue
I'm hoping to read some more "Those who stay will be champions" posts this time tomorrow!
Why is this thread on the sidebar but not on the board itself?
I created this thread from an iPhone. Maybe elastic glitch with the app?
You can't designate it as MGoBoard, or what sport it's for.
Guys, guys......let's not do this.
to beat out an icing call and then get a big assist for the rangers. I love that he's doing so well there. BORK!
rookie season for sure.
also looking forward to the Illinois-Wisc game. Illinois fighting for their tournament life
win the Big Ten Tournament to get in the Big Dance. They aren't fighting for anything but the NIT. And Wisconsin is out big early.
Lol. Coach Alexander.
Isn't that "HALOL"?
nice to see. i think he's back to stay.
Let's go Blue! Big Ten championship is in sight. What a season, last game and we are talking championship. I love Michigan!
Bacari......you are awesome
all of the 200 penn state fans in attendance are on their feet!
Love Novak getting on the floor to make up for the missed layup there. We're really gonna miss him next year.
Who will be the top three seeds in the BTT in the case of a three-way split?
1. Michigan State
3. Ohio State
Does anyone have a live stream?
Bacari is freaking hysterical
We're letting penn state out-hustle us right now
Did we sub Morgan already or did he not start?
I've only seen Smot since
It's going to be one of those games where we can't defend the 3 ball.
If the tournament seeding works out that way I think we have the easiest road to the final.
You'd rather play OSU than Wisconsin?
That teams are figuring out how to guard our balls screens at the top of the key? Over the past two weeks, the teams Michigan has played have defended that very w.ell, throwing a kink in our offenseive flow (it seemed to have started with Spary if I remember).
We are working on that by hitting the open man under the basket, but I don't know if that will work against longer more talented teams than Penn State.
To root for Sparty to lose.
PSU is playing way over its head, but only up 2. We'll win.
No way Penn State can keep up this shooting... I hope
The longer they hang around.....
We need to wake up!
Anyone have a video thread?
Nothing but net!!
Frasier out, our best 5 in.... nows the time to make a run
Smot is in for Novak.
THJ is on fire!!!
Looks like things are settling down a bit.
PSU isnt missing anything...that will end soon. With Frazier on the bench...here comes a Mich run.
You guys ever see a call changed like that?
Hoops refs always seem to treat the initial look of judgement as incontrovertible, even if they happen to be the ref furthest away from the called foul on the court.
I think the first call was that he thought it occured in the arc. Whe the conference occurred about the arc they did not reconsider the other factors. My guess at the time.
I'm actually surprised we're not giving Morgan the ball more off of the Pick and roll...They're not really denying the pass to him and this would be an excellent confidence game for him
Crazy 2 shot by Novak. That'll make the highlight reel.
Crazy shot by Novack.
That's a great point by Dakich about where ref's are looking when they're calling charge/block. Morgan got away with one there.
Didn't think we let Trey come out of the game...
"they start them early here at penn state, but usually in football..."
Seven pt lead.
Any guesses on the number of empty seats in the bleachers? I'll say--2,000 empty seats.
...just dress up as seats.
I don't really understand this. Smotrycz versus lobster?!?
I'll probably butcher the spelling, but that's a group of students that dress as lobsters and call themselves "Smotrycz' Lobstrycz."
Just for some more context, Smot is from New England...hence the lobster meme.
"Smotrycz's Lobstryczs". I think that's how you spell it.
Vogrich with the block?
Stu is all things to all people. A diplomat, a holy man...
Stu with the NBA three!!!!
is having a game
I can't stand Dakich - anyone have any luck on finding an audio stream that synchs up with the ESPN broadcast?
I love it when we actually have a size advantage down low.
everybody on fireeee, now rebound please
needs to work with his dad on ballhandling...
Needs to work with Trey. Watch how he tucks the ball like a running back when driving to the hole.
Smot came to play today!
Smotz = Pittsnoggle
Smot with the textbook 3!
by half please.
is going off another 3 for the big man.
So many open threes
The crowd at the BJC is just depressing...
Burke works into the paint and hits a 2. M up 36-21 3:50 1st.
Missed layup of the day. :(
Didn't Novak miss one earlier?
You're right. Only three more to go for our average.
Not sure if I've ever seen defense this bad, they're not denying us anything, we're shooting about 80% from the field right now
I hate arbys, but these ruebens look really good.
Good mood food.
You know what else looks like a roast beef sandwich?
why is PSUs arena backwards/ the cameras on the other side of the arena?
That's how Cameron is too IIRC. Thought it looked weird too
It's the same with Cameron field house. Hate not being able to watch the coaches and bench.
39 points and 2 and change left in the 1st. I love this team.
smot and thj. just what the doctor ordered as we approach post-season.
You said it.
We're great. Really great
Jordan Morgan called for a foul for aggressive exhalation at an opponent. At least, that's what I have to assume since the call was for a push when both his hands were straight up in the air.
"Penn state going on almost ten minutes without a basket."
Completely ignoring that one they made at the top of the key.
You listen to announcers???
Oh, wow, that shot of the crowd behind UM's basket is crazy. Nothing but empty seats.
Clearly 2,000 was much too conservative an estimate on my part.
To be fair, the sideline views don't look bad. It's only when they show the crowd behind the baskets that you can see how empty the building is.
That upper deck isn't even lit up. I suppose that makes a certain amount of sense (less lights equals less energy and $$ consumed) if ticket sales are light for one game or another.
"Blue and White Let's Go!"
"Blue and White Let's Go!"
No way that could get annoying.
No doubt; are they all mic'd?
Looks like when you have a lead in the B10 have to learn to play with no fouls called against the opponent.
Especially on the road.
Kill this Penn State run.
announcer's explanation made no sense. moving screen, though, right?
Yeah, he didn't establish position. It was the right call. He must pick up one of those for every 3 minutes of playing time, though.
So he has 2 all year, got it.
to start the Let's go Bucks chant?
I'd prefer something like "Down with Sparty!"
If this game turns.
Burke's not having anything like his normal game
Great ending to the half...
Why can't we ever run our offense on the last possession of the first half? It happens every game. I don't get it.
We seem to not get anything done in timeouts, particularly at the end of halves.
End of 1st 39-28 Michigan.
Should be more.
Should be a lot more. Got a bit sloppy in the last five inputs.
Damn iPad autocorrect!
Burke fouled on that over and back, but besides that it seems like this team stops running offense once it gets up by big margins.
Have a "gold" beer? I feel lied to....
Anyone else hate these UPS ads?
Ok.... the line about Evan Smotrycz dropping treys like nervous cafeteria worker was pretty funny
I liked it.
What happened to our offense?
I've never liked the expression "score the ball." It sounds like a redundancy. How else are you going to score?
Thank you for rebounding Morgan.
I hate games that come down to the last few minutes
nice to see novak coming back to life
Game is too close. Would love another 20-4 run.
On a side note, if we win and make a run in the BTT (say to the Championship) with a win over OSU I think we would need to get consideration for a 2 seed if other conference tourneys go our way.
My rationale for saying this is that two of the four two seeds right now are OSU and MSU. If we beat both or either during the conference tourney (with a win today) then not only would our profile improve but their's would regress.
First thing's first though.
Getting your wish.
I'd agree with that. If Michigan makes the tournament finals, they have a solid shot at a number 2 seed. A tournament championship probably makes them a lock for a 2 seed. OSU has struggled so much down the stretch that they may not be able to hold onto their 2 seed if Michigan beats them in the tourney--which would open up that spot for Michigan.
Touching any Penn State basketball player will result in an automatic foul. You have been warned
..calls either way.
It's great to see Douglass and Novak having a great game. Proud of them in their final regular season game.
Morgan is the key
If Michigan can shoot like today and ILL game, they can beat anybody. But that said, PSU and ILL are not good on defense
anyone else tired of ticky tack fouls
Smotz is on fiyah!
Mich 54-35 11:24 2nd.
smotz on fire better not leave him open
I feel so so dirty, but OH...
Finally, Michigan dominating a team on the road. Nice to see.
Fan support doesn't seem to be working much magic. I think they had a seat out today!
The one in the background?
smotz & hardaway playing well . makes michigan pretty hard to beat
To be fair PSU is outgunned and outmanned but I agree it is nice to see a complete game where everybody seems to be into it. T-minus 11 minutes.
Looks like a women's game. Embarrassing!
It will be so strang not to be sickend by every ohio bucket but i will root for them today
first time for every thing
Morgan. So soft.
Like a candy bar.
We're stuck on 54. Time to get it going.
Yes, cheerleaders. You are . . . Penn State.
Gosh Dakich can be annoying.
I like Matt Vogrich, but at times he is just downright useless.
lets step on the throat
what the fuck call is that?
Man, Dakich loves him some Penn State.
Pretty sure it is more that he is not a Michigan fan.
Lot of time left. Hold the line.
Come on... Play ball!
I didn't see a foul.
I think they were going to call a foul on Penn State and then the PSU player fell down after the whistle so they switched it to an offensive foul.
Here come the mysterious home court advantage calls that plague the B1G.
If refs are influenced by the home crowd, what explains this? There is no "crowd" at the game.
I'm glad this game is "no contest." Actually, I have the same feeling regardless of sport. I don't feel a connection with them. No love, no hate...
outside of hitting 3s, team is not looking good today.
Great D there. wtf
Oh for fuck's sake, that was just pitiful.
This is infuriating
Calm it down, stop letting penn state of all schools make a run
I love it when we falter late in the game. Higher blood pressure is better than lower blood pressure.
what the f are you guys doing
A 6 pt game? Come on guys!
We started coasting, thinking it was over. Now it's a 6 point game
WTF is going on? We're committing turnovers left and right against a bad defensive team.
Unreal. Just get on the bus early if you don't want to finish the game.
Can be easy, can it?
It cannot. Never.
Teams back in games. They don't come back, we let them come back!
This is just an ugly game from us. I mean could they possibly play any worse right now? 13 point run from Penn St. This is like the Indiana collapse from last year.
We are puckering up. The 4,500 fans in Happy Valley are going nuts.
Are making some noise
...by a few seconds. And 4488 fans!
I was going to Mock penn state for having a 20 member student section but I forgot they're on spring break. My b
Call a fucking time out!
John Belein has got to be the worst coach in the game with a big lead
I love ticky tack fouls.
There we go, calm everything down, 58-50 UM
My god, I'm going to miss him next year :(
This last five minutes has been horrid.
Where the hell is the foul on Novack's jumper? He totally had his legs taken out.
Ten straight now
Shut up. You jinxed us before with the Go OSU shit.
Thank god. The other 4 guys are just standing there.
Possible 4 point play from Burke
Let's call him "Quad" now.
shut up Dakich! we got a 4 point play.
There are two teams on the court
Burke hits the 3 with an and1
Completes the 4 point play!
Trey for trey and 1
hell yea 4 point play
As Dakich said, bad offensive set. Burke bails us out with a much-needed 4-point play.
Burke 3 + FT pushes us to 62-52.
Let's give them 4 points right back. Jesus
This is awful. I'm losing my mind
Welp, I hope they can do it without Novak.
We have been called for 10 team fouls in 15:51.
Novak fouls out contesting a 3.
Two four-point plays in a row. I've never seen that.
Don't think I've ever seen back-to-back 4 point plays.
shit, novack fouls out and gives up a 4 point play
This team is so incredibly soft its ridiculous
Absolutely ridiculous. Did they just decide they didn't care about the Big Ten title? They are walking through the end of this game. No one is moving at all
Has to make a play with Novak gone.
Mental softness. They were up 19.
Come on. There are a lot of criticisms of this team. Mentally soft is not one that holds water.
If we win this game I won't care that we played like dogshit.
Smells like dogshit
62-56 3:00 2nd.
Total offensive meltdown. I know we had to regress from 80% FG shooting in the 1st half, but this is painful.
The disparity between what's a foul on either end is pretty crazy. That is, however, the nature of being on the road in the Big Ten, even if you're playing in front of a 1/3 full arena.
Time to step up.
Not only is the offense doing nothing, but the refs are calling everything against us. We can't touch them right now.
This offensive stagnation is disgusting. They're just standing around and throwing up b.s. threes.
They never make watching games comfortable. Should be clowning these fools but instead we're fighting to stay ahead
Timmy got held.
Worth taking a timeout there?
You guys need to calm down. How can you call this team "mentally weak" when it's won a ton of nail-biters? We've had a bad stretch, but we're still in good shape.
Because they blow 19 point leads to one of the worst teams of the league while playing for a big ten title.
Except that we didn't blow the whole lead. They made it closer but didn't actually take the lead. Basketball is a game of runs. We went on one to stretch the lead to 19, then they answered.
I don't understand why they called a jump ball. Hardaway had clear posession and called a time out
There is no excuse for losing a 19-point lead. I know coaches don't want to embarrass teams, but Beilein has to get his guys to keep going when they have the big lead.
Can they please stop calling them "the Lions?"
"Penn State is not talented, but they play really hard."
Tim cannot dribble and he is awful around the basket... Idc if he has 1 good game shooting every other week.. He just really has not been good this year
Calm down guys, this Penn State team is not talented. God this announcer is annoying.
Our play is annoying
Stop playing not to lose!
Trying real hard to give this away
Nice choice. Stu...
UMs offense: Stand around for 25 seconds then take a terrible shot. Bout what I have been seeing for the past 10 minutes.
on a good shot from a few feet. Lucky break.
Why don't the officials just declare PSU the winner?
64-58 1:09 remaining.
ha and a 44% ft shooter sinks both. Fitting.
Why are we just throwing up threes?
Big shot. Nice pull-up jumper. 66-60 after PSU miss.
66-60 :25.1 and Penn State intentionally foul THJ
A win is a win. Survive and advance. And Go Bucks. #sayingthatstainsmysoul
jsut put it away now
Jesus H. Popsiclesticks
First thing that came to mind.
How true that rang-out throughout the year. (Also, our loss to Purdue, they beat us to 66.)