BTN. Stream on that other thread. Should be an easy one. Let's hope it is.
Michigan Basketball Open Thread
I am willing to bet that Taylor Brown wears an Armani suit. Those glasses are sharp.
thread. Should be an easy game, but I'm happy to see anything Michigan sports related on TV.
The stream posted in the other thread is not working or was asking me to download some kind of torrent program.
Do my ears deceive me or is that the great Gus Johnson calling the game for us? Pure.
I've been watching a lot more crummy BTN games thanks to Gus.
For those without BTN (just live stats):
Two trips where Bradley got easy put-backs after nobody boxed them out.
is calling it, but I'm going mute to avoid hearing the insufferable P.A. guy after each M basket.
Blake getting more early minutes with no Horford. This makes me nervous for B1G season.
From the sound of it they are beating us to rebounds so far.
have been very active on the offensive side. Five OR thus far, which has led to most of their pts.
We need Smot to stay out of foul trouble because it is clear that he is important on the boards.
That foul surely wasn't called by the fashion police. Glasses are slick.
They are just outrebounding us. They look much better than I expected.
Does that guy have the same last and first name?
Same first and last name
Yes. Yes he does....
Morgan has looked bad so far.
I am impressed with Shayok Shayok's footwork, activity level, and his totally kickass name.
is a white lineup.
At least Carlton is coming off the bench before Akunne now.
Do you think Smotrycz intends to score when he drives and flails like a trout? Or is he only thinking foul?
I'm okay with it as long as he doesn't lose the ball or get an offensive foul.
But he always loses the ball. It gets stripped every time. Thats why he flails, he's trying to draw a call that no ref has given him this year. If you're going to play power forward you have to go the basket stronger than he does.
two good drives where he's lost the handle. At least he's been a bit more aggressive to the basket. He's getting there.
He doesn't have the skillset right now to take the ball to the hoop with a man under the basket to contest. He's a great shooter so he draws his guy to the shot then blows by him. Then he panics. He needs to either pull up and take the uncontensted mid range shot or get much better taking the ball to the rim, or else he should drive and kick. As I said though, I think he panics. His handle is weak so he drives with little control and rarely gets the ball up. If he can figure it out, it will be a huge addition to his game but until then it's frustrating to watch him turn it over every time.
He's not strong and his game really is on the 3 pt line and finding spots against zones; but that short corner shot he took a bit ago hit the side of the backboard (from roughly 15 ft) so yikes.
McLimans got a look inside and got that blocked, so Mitch, get here quick!
It's raining threes!!!!
is totally useless out there???? I would almost prefer Eso to get out there before him.
I would rather have Vogrich out there.
Vogrich is a pretty scrappy defender and a good rebounder for a guard. His early season struggles as a shooter are not indicative of his abilities.
his all season struggles shooting last year on top of his early season struggles this year????? Does that mean he just can't shoot??? I see he's trying to do other things and make up for it with his hustle, but coming out of highschool he was suppose to be lights out. He's been anything but throughout his career at UM.
He led the team with 38% shooting on 3's last year. What all season struggles shooting the ball last year are you referring to?
He only shot 62 of them. Regardless of his percentage, if you have watched the last couple of years you would know he has not been an impact player. Give someone else a shot.
I hope so.
I agree. Most of what Vogrich brings to the table is his 3-point shooting which hasn't been good this year. Eso has looked good as a scorer. I would rather have him in at the 2 then Vogrich. His last outing though did not make him look like a good backup for Burke. As long as all you want from Akunne is some scoring off the bench, he's a pretty solid player.
Where is Morgan? Michigan is just getting dominated in the paint
He just scored.
Good thing I called him out
didn't have a solid start. But M definitely needs him and Smots to rebound a bit more...this game. Eight off boards for Bradley so far.
Burke is just solid in so many phases of the game. Vision, passing and shooting are really impressive
He's made a couple really dumb mistakes so far
offense suddenly turn into a one pass and shoot offense?
our defense is going to be a big problem when we get into the Big Ten schedule.
Aah, they were definitely expecting the out-of-bounds baseline pass and Douglass got the free look. Couldn't get it in but that was some great awareness.
Freshman averaging three pts a game gets a T. (Not sure if I heard that correctly earlier about averaging just three)
Everyone is just standing around.
These guys really struggle around the rim. They've missed a lot of short ones. Lucky for us because they should have the lead. As I'm typing the drain the buzzer beater and tie. Shit.
is our three pt average (well up until the last two possessions). UM not doing a good job limiting Bradley to one shot, either.
Maybe I am too harsh but that was a terrible first half. Bradley missed about 8 easy shots within 3 feet. Michigan should be down by at least 6.
The firstrowsports.eu stream is now working.
Is Tim Hardaway healthy? Dude has no court presence whatsoever.
Something is missing with this team. Whatever it is, they better find it before Big Ten play begins. Hell, they better find it before this second half.
why does the other team we are playing always get a buzzer beater? Wisconsin, Oakland, Bradley
Man, Michigan is good at turning other teams weaknesses into strength, where did Bradley's shooters come from?
I do't know if this is intentional, but I want to know why Beilein insists on going small, we're having serious trouble rebounding and have gone cold from outside, why not have Morgan/Smotrycz on the floor together?
Without Horford theres a serious lack of depth and both have a tendency to commit dumb fouls. He's afraid that they won't be able to play down the stretch.
Michigan 5-16 from inside the three point line. Not a good number
on that Shiok (sp) tech. He definitley was chirping and they let it go, but it looked to be a second or third tstatement that finally brought out the whistle. Let him play and let him be excited but not letting it get out of control.
My 19 month old niece is watching with us and just said, "Shayok Shayok." I wonder where could have learned that.
one thing with Michigan football and basketball it's NEVER easy.
We're staring down the barrel of a beatdown...
Don't like seeing the team get called out for players being "energy suckers." Not a good thing.
for being called out by Coach or it actually happening? I think I know your angle, but just clarifying.
That players aren't playing high energy basketball/aren't responding well to negatives. I wonder if it's strictly stuff like getting dunked on or something happened during the week. He seemed to allude to something.
Edit: I think that speech was mainly targeted at Smotrycz. He got a really quick foul and was pulled right out for Douglass. When he came back in he got posterized and then got another foul. He may have been pouting on the bench after he got pulled back out.
I thought you meant. Onward!
So you think Bradley is watching the BTN right now?
the half time stuff. Good work. That video needs to be captured and embedded for hoop fans.
awesome. Never seen anything like it during a game
From listening to that halftime speech, I can confirm that John Beilein does, in fact, know more about basketball than I do.
I like how he's entirely clinical in his analysis; not devoid of emotion necessarily but highly targeted on the outcome.
That's a serious skill.
Hearing Coach B speak you understand why people consider him a genius of the game.
Loved that exclusive locker room view of Coach Beilein. What a teacher.
Yeah, that's awesome. I've never seen that before, I thought that was very cool.
Loved seeing Beilien get into everyone equally. It didn't matter if it was Hardaway, Burke or Novak, everyone got chewed a little bit. That kinda thing definitley implies a team and looks encouraging that everyone was in there equally and paying attention.
Sure, whatever you say Mr. Announcer Man.
haha and as far as it being what shayok does meh whatever, it does seem like the team got content with taking 3s.
Gonna need Morgan against zone defenses, that was a nice play
Very good pass by Burke and finish by Morgan.
Great play by Morgan. Got his guy to jump, absorbed the contact to get the easy three point play.
How is that a foul?
That's a nice move by Smotrycz. You can tell it's coming piece-by-piece. He just hasn't been able to do it off the dribble et. Once he can, look out.
I like that the refs are letting them play a little bit, but in this half the fouls have been very inconcistent
Wow, dan miller is calling the game.
but they are extending the 2-3 so high, it's leaving the baseline and short corner areas wide open.
Gus, Shayok is an undisciplined player and can be shut down by good team defenses. He dribbles into trouble and takes bad shots. That's how he averages THREE pts a game.
Damn where has that been Morgan
Smotrycz is definitely responding to that halftime speech. Love the two no-look passes. He wants the ball now.
has matched their total against Wiscy last month.
Smot has such a nonchalant looking shot.
We've scored on like 5 straight possessions.
Ahh, I feel like this is March Madness with Gus calling the game.
They are getting really lucky with these circus shots
We need to work on that alley-oop stuff
Yikes, I haven't seen our defense get slashed this badly in a while. Hard to string together even 2 consecutive stops.
Is Bradley shooting 70% ? wow
Based on Gus Johnson's pronunciation, Shayok Shayok's first and last names are heteronyms, in case you were wondering. I had to wikipedia that...
Doesn't it depend on what his name means?
Yeah, I didn't take that into account because then it wouldn't be linguistically interesting. It would just be different pronunciations of the same word, which isn't uncommon at all.
JM has pulled the same move twice. Bradley big men are soft. Just keep doing it. Work it to him. We'll be in the bonus in no time.
I don't think THJ has played to his potential once this season, if Douglass can emerge this is going to be a fun, albeit unnecessarilly exciting season
and Coach brought that up at halftime, why not pack it in and make them shoot that? Keep them out of the lane and having to hear "Shayok Shayok! How can he be only averaging three pts a game?"
What the hell was that?
Beat me to it.Seriously, is that a brave? I don't think so.
Did anyone else see Bradley's mascot in that wideshot? Weird ugly fish thing.
Mascot sighting. Repeat. Mascot sighting. Gray fishlike creature. Vomited a man over the block M.
You mean mascot sighting, repeat, mascot sighting, repeat mascot sighting. I guess several of us saw it haha.
Ha well some people had said they had seen a mascot in the stands at a basketball game in the past but they didn't have any pictures. I guess that one was impossible to miss.
but he needs five seconds to get off his shot.
They are getting lucky...wow
Morgan....this is what I want from you....way to go
How is Bradley 5-6?
why they scored earlier. They do a lot of one on one junk and against good team defenses, they get shut down. They force a ton of shots, dribble into tough spots. They lost to Wofford.
They have two scorers and that's it.
Three scorers. As the color guy said, they don't have many assists. They avg 11 a game.
Wooooooooohhhhh. Lob City.
It goes... uh...
Of course. Thanks.
That's a top ten play, WOW!
That's how you do the alley-oop!
Good series of plays from Stu.
I was just getting ready to post...why don't we go to the 1-3-1 when Morgan had that dunk...he we go!
Gah. If Novak handles that pass better he gets anothe alley-oop. I guess I'll take the two points. I guess.
This is great!
This is exactly how the MSU game went earlier this week. Crummy opponent outrebounded them in the first half for a tie game. Come out at halftime fired up and win by fourteen.
We are playing like a team now!!! Unstoppable on both ends of the court
Trey Burke is THAT good.
I think Hardaway was the #2 freshman last year to Sullinger last year. I think Burke is the #2 PG in the league to Craft this year. The kid has improved a TON throughout this year.
When this team plays like they have for the last 6 minutes. They can play with anyone in the country.
Trey Burke can sleep with my wife if he wants
Now that's an ASSIST!
How does your feel about this?
Hmmm...questionable calls going against Michigan all of a sudden
Smotrycz wide open on the baseline. Missed opportunity.
the puppies. Man, finish!
small animal, finish!
The commentators keep talking about the atmosphere. If that's true at a basketball game without students it would be worth celebrating
Our offense has sputtered after Morgan went out, we need to find other open shots
it's b/c UM has missed the other open shots is the reason for the sputtering. Had some good looks without being able to finish. But you are right on with Morgan. He's been good in the 2nd half.
Nice work piccolos! Keep those runs clean and speed up those trills!
They called a lane violation on Bradley but we got the rebound. I'd rather have the rebound.
There you go Burke!
4 on Smot
Zone. But rather see something more compact, but whatever you'd like Coach B
#3 on their team has 4 now. You can see he backed right away from Burke on that lay in.
Burke's heading to the NBA after this season, isn't he? :(
I assume your joking....He isn't John Wall good...which he needs to be in order to get drafter at his size
Both teams have three points from bench players. Not a good sign for either team.
Double Double. Second of his career. Also, second in the last two games.
Great win...Bradley gave us some good competition...Always good for team growth
Woo! Double double for Smotz!
they had a nice four minute run to gain some cushion, but the man D didn't look great. However, much better rebounding for UM in 2nd half and although this team is still limited they are scrappy.
As Ron Stelanovich says, scrappiness is everything.
Memphis is down 18 to Georgetown. Our signature win has lost much of its luster.
is very, very good. They could be a final four team the way they've played to open this season. They're going to do some good things. Memphis is just in the way.
Haha no, georgetwon is in no way a final four team, memphis is not good right now, might be at the end of the season but I could probably coach an offense better than pastner, he is the reason you don't hire a coach just to keep a recruit.
Smotrycz is averaging 18.3 points and 9.5 rebounds over the last four games.
for Smot. He's up in every category over last year in a significant way. Not even half way through the season and he already has 87% of the rebounds, 55% of the assists, 67% of the blocks and 76% of the steals he had for all of last year. Additionally his FG% is up from 40% to 56% and his 3pt% is up from 38% to 55%.
Michigan hasn't had a big guy shoot the 3 like Smot since Glen Rice. Wow what a shooter.
Hardaway and Smot both are going to put 30+ point games in the future maybe even approach 40, those guys can score
I think we can stop the constant whining everytime Smot puts the ball on the floor. Clearly, Smot is doing what his coach wants, he is a true Soph and he will only get better. Get used to it.
I'm 100% sure the coaches aren't telling him to bring the ball up the floor like he attempts to do waaaaay to often with horrible results. However, he is becoming quite the flame thrower from deep. Other than the excessive dribbling I love his game.
will there be a torrent for it on mgovideo? missed it tonight due to work sigh. GO BLUE! Merry Christmas!