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Michigan Basketball vs. Florida Game 4 Tournament Open Thread
sick of the SEC... Take them down... GO BLUE!!!
Lets kick some Gator ass!
Atlanta here we come.
Florida is not better than Kansas...I love our odds and matchups today.
To see GR3 have a chance to defend a player on the perimeter rather than in the post. Time to show everyone what you've got lil dog
If Tim and Nik hit 3's we win going away.
I want a Tennessee-style whipping of Florida, today! Go Blue!
THJ and Stauskas have the big mis-matches for us on offense. They need to find their shot early and often.
Look for them to be the difference today.
Go Blue. Beat Florida
reading the last few sentences of the OP?
Ahh get me out of work in time to see the glory!
I just flipped on the radio and what it on? Two straight ads for Subway. It's like they messed up and played them in succession...must be an omen. I don't prefer Subway over JJs, but I'm not going to disrespect the signs, either.
I would love to see us play in a manner where the game is essentially eight 4 minutes stretches. Control each one, cut off any and all Florida runs. I'm nervous about this game (obv being obv), but not as scared as the Kansas game. This feels like an edge-Michigan game for some reason, despite us being a 5-point KenPom dog.
Us play in a manner that gets us 1 or more points more than Florida has when the final buzzer goes off!!! But what you said works too.
Yeah, I'm good at mathematics.
What the hell am I supposed to do for half an hour?
if I paint maize wings on all my kids' Sonic The Hedgehog toys? He just looks like he should have wings.
Yes, the next 30 minutes are going to be hard...
I am getting anxious. What to do what to do with 30 minutes. The wings really ruined my pregame waiting period.
We had subs, it was crazy! Then I smashed a birthday cake.
Does anyone have a link to the KU fan's "fuck,fuck fuck" reaction? My wife hasn't seen it yet and would like a little pregame schadenfreude to get things started.
Florida is favored by 5. I dont know where they've found those points from.
Because the SEC always dominates anything and everything forever.
Oh wait, this isn't football. So I don't know.
Kids Easter egg hunt done - check
Family Easter lunch done - check
Half time snacks in frig - check
Only thing left is waiting 20 mins
Tennis? Ugh this is not going to make the time go by faster...
get this tennis shit off my TV
I'm wearing my NCAA Tourney M BBall lucky shorts, yes it is a real thing
Seriously? The Sony Open over NCAA Tourney? Smh.
Get this damn tennis match off of my damn TV.
ha...CBS isn't as dumb as I thought. Tennis only has "an alloted time" for the network.
We had subs. Lets go blue
Please. Tennis. Stop.
I'm still seeing tennis.
Last week we opened the door for Elijah. Friday night Elijah opened the door for trey. Lets go blue
Watching a tennis player's legs get rubbed between sets is seriously ruining my pregame buzz.
Leave. Tennis. Now.
Depends on the player...this time not so much...
Forgot about that angle. That could have been eye-pleasing under different circumstances.
I'm just bitter right now that I can't see any pre-game hype and am stuck watching tennis.
AFN might not switch from tennis to basketball. NO ONE CARES
Name an American male tennis player who matters.
He prefers basketball
Hell no, ferret gets a break here the match is over
Hey guys common. There has to be at LEAST six or seven people very interested in this terribly exciting tennis match. Stay with it till the end CBS. Who gives a fuck about basketball when you can watch TENNIS?
Who needs pre-game BS from Charles Barkley anyway?
We have to wait another 10 minutes! Damn! This sucks
Will we have to wait for our game "in progress?"
They put up a notice that this sissy crap was going to be bumped to the tennis channel!!
Just remembering tourneys of years' past...
Break his serve and win it so I can watch my team.
I just called my local morons at CBS and left a rager.
Somewhere I picture a girl in charge of programming at CBS who has never actually watched sports in her life trying to decide if they should switch or not.
This is insane.
When Jennifer Capriati got busted for drugs!
Put us out of our misery!
I stopped caring about Tennis the first time I watched it. It puts the B in Boring.
Basketball is happening
Strong work CBS
i WAS GOING TO BE SICK
I love that that match got bumped. CBS is wiser than I thought
What id it doesn't go to tie break and they keep going nback to deuce? WHAT THEN CBS!!!?
And so it begins.
Let's Go Blue!
I have to switch over to the tennis channel to watch the end of this?!
Game will never start for you.
I am infuriated, how dare they take tennis off in place of some stupid basketball game!!
- said no one ever
CBS/Turner pays $8 trillion for the tournament and make everyone watch tennis? I'm guessing they didn't pay that much to televise the Miami open.
I mean CBS just seriously screwed up. A tennis match, with two non Americans, over pre game hype buildup of one of America's greatest sporting events featuring two of its largest universities. Someone shoul get fired.
Hell, SI.com didn't even have article about this game. It was all Duke/UL stuff.
Glad I'm in the market for a new car, this is awesome...
Looks like a lot of Kansas fans went home. LOL
To not mess up the thread?
Wow. I just learned pick-up trucks make civilization possible. Who'd a thunk it?
Locked and loaded... Lets GO BLUE!.......Live action!
let's go blue!
Woo, fast break!
They are clearly trying to pick on GR3 early.
Mitch had subs!
Holy crap, what a pass!
With empty Kansas seats.
About the best start Michigan could have hoped for.
Hot start! McGary came to play!
That was a nice start!
couldn't start any better!
THAT is the way to start it off baby!!! Lets Go BLUE!!!! Bury them and never look back.
38 more minutes of this and we have Tennessee!
Holy shiet. I loled at that one. Well played AT&T.
Damn good start. Keep it up.
Lotta empty seats.
Well that was about the best start we could have envisioned. But it's going to be a long game, and UF is going to start hitting their shots. Keep up the good play UM.
exactly right. gotta take advantage now!
Let's just blow them out so I can drink and be merry in a relaxed state of mind.
Nice music, VW commercial~
I Blame my Commander in Chief
/but IM PISSED
It's not David, it's Da- veed. /s
Florida trying to run what Kansas did without Kansas size is turning out like you would expect so far.
Ferret blew it. Too bad, but Murray played a solid tiebreak.
And oh yeah. WE ON.
cbs sucks wow what did i miss?
Great start so far.
Marv Alberts is losing it...
First field goal for the Gators?
They're going to start jacking 3's...keep cold UF
Sounds like the Michigan faithful are loud.
And damn, there goes the shutout.
There goes the shutout
Is this what a Belein offense looks like with a good center? Holy shit.
to lose to Michigan TEs. Go McGary!
Burke with first-half points this game!
Yay, offensive rebounds!
holy day of jesus' resurrection - we've NEVER played like this out of the gate.
I was a little worried that the end of the game KU game might lead to a let down.
We are carying that confidence through.
Is desoario the same kid that was in that documentary?
Hello Florida, Michigan is not FGCU.
Is this real life?
I"M TOO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
GRIII on the board.
Holy god. This ish cray
Don't let up. Go Blue!
You can see the momentum and energy has carried over from the KU game. We've looked this good from like the 5 minute mark of the KU game until right now
in a way, i am so glad mcgary is playing like this at the end of the season...just a huge surprise!
This is awesome this is awesome this is awesome!
McGary 8 pts, 6 REB's? in 6 minutes? What the hell?
Everyone is playing GREAT.
I am liking the defense right now. And no one is standing around looking lost. Very different than the Kansas game. Keep up the intensity. Go Blue
to this - Timmy, Nik and GRIII - it will be incredible.
Awesome start - but FGCU got off to a great start against them also. We can't let up our intensity.
Michigan just needs to remember that Kansas game. Don' t be Kansas!
Frankly, Kansas never looked this good against us. They were better, but never blew us out
Don't let up. Wichita nearly gave up a 20 point lead yesterday. Long way to go but good start.
McGary has played like this in a row. I know it's early, but this Mitch McGary is here to stay! This is awesome in so many ways so far!
Damn that was a nice tip in.
He is actually the younger brother of Al.
And marv with an Easter vodka tonic.
Other than VCU it seems like it's been months of heart attacks. It'd be nice for it all to click for 40 minutes against a really good team. Kinda like MSU did to us in Breslin. Just kick a really good team's ass for a change.
I can't wrap my head around this 20-4 start.
We haven't seen this all year. BY FAR the best we've played on OFF and DEF.
Just making it look so easy.
Damn. Levert gave it away, but did not give up on the play.
Wow, what a block!
We're doing well but Florida is just laying bricks right now
Long way to go. Don't get sloppy because a big lead. Just keep it up and keep piling on.
Bad play on O, but DAMN that block!
Okay so Horford has an offensive put back and Levert has a monster block. This is an alternate universe.
Please, get Lavert out of there!! Energy is great, but he is a human turnover.
Great hustle, LeVert
Let's keep up the intensity
But Nik is getting good looks!
Stauskas has found his shot!
Stauskas has his second 3!
If Florida keeps playing like this our 23 points might be enough to win
Hartford the fouling machine
Hartford? The Whalers are back?!?!?
Yea my bad
This lineup is not good but keeping our lead and getting guys rest so in Beilein I trust.
Have them expend a lot if energy trying to catch back up while we rest and are key guys are fresh when they're sucking wind.
And 1 might be the way they can get back in this game.
If I was coach, haha, I would keep the started in and blow their doors off early.
LaVert is gonna be good one day, but he seems to be a liability most of the time at this juncture. You can see he has the potential, but he plays a little out of control
Yeah, seems out of control on O but can D it up nicely.
and this transition continues...holy shite!
A Linenkurgel commercial? WTF, they make the worst beers in the world.
Thank you for your 2 pts and 2 rb's Horford. Now have a seat and do it again in the 2nd half.
That tip in was a nice freebie. Does that count as a offensive rebound as well?
Stauskas feeling it from 3 is a good good sign. He's been cold-ish for a while
We're starting to get a little sloppy with the ball. Fortunately, UF has not capitalized.
B line-up in: Caris and Horford. Caris has REALLY shown his youth late in the season; he's easily rattled. Although he did have that great block.
Go clock go!
Playing with a lead is a huge benefit to our shooters. Stauskus has more confidence when the plays aren't as crucial.
Lets keep putting the pressure on. We need to keep the ball movement going the way it is. We aren't settling for shots and seem to be making the extra pass.
Good news we are getting to rest Mitch.
Else feel sick to their stomach even with this large lead??? I'm on pins and needles
Because to blow this (especially after Kansas) would be worlds of pain.
Starters back in to extend the lead please.
It's Easter he came as an egg
Nice jacket Craig.
imagine if hardaway was on his game too!
They can't win.
More than just a jump shooter!
is more than just a shooter.
Talk about restraint
You just took the worst shot in basketball. Like 2 inches inside the 3 point line
2 bigs and 2 PGs
not bad minutes by albrecht. that was a luxury
Refs gotta watch the Florida players pushing off our boys.
lol. Mitch in the middle of 4 Flordia players
I haven't watched any of their games all tournament, because I was either at work, or on the road, so I had to rely on either the radio, or my phone for updates. I want to keep the streak alive by not jinxing this by watching, but I don't want to miss out on what sounds like some cray shit going on.
If the superstition has been working, keep riding it out
Take one for the team.
If you are superstitious. mgovideo will have video after the game. You should watch it then.
Timmy is the only cold shooter at this point.
yet another miss. 0-5 now.
When was te last time the possession arrow favored us?
Every other time
Damn can Morgan just jump 2 inches and get that board?
Hardaway is picking a bad time to go cold again. We're going to need him down the stretch this game and hopefully beyond.
Nice fro hawk
They are good. I know it looks awesome at the moment, but we can't let them back in this.
Hardaway - come on man we need you!
Morgan needs strength shoes. Hardaway needs to stop shooting.
Has slowed us down a little. You have to shoot them out of it.
We have to be the anti-Indiana and break this zone.
makes me a little nervous. Don't tell Billy Donovan. Or Jim Boeheim
Fortunately, Florida hasn't done any better. Let's get a basket here
Because the arrow just had to switch, correct?
I guess you could say Florida "won" that last 4 min segment, but considering our starting line-up was not in, not so bad.
Was just going to say that. Time to win the next 7
As long as we keep winning ours 23 - 9 and they win theirs 6 - 0.
Just have to play even from here on out. That's not too much to ask, is it?
To keep the foot on the throat, boys!
I'm more nervous than I probably should be, given the score. We've seen too many comebacks.
Timmy, Timmy, Timmy...really need you snap out of it. Streaky McStreakerson is great when he's on, but man, really need him to start making some baskets.
This lineup with Morgan, McGary, Burke, and Spike out there is a offensively challenged.
keep it away from thj
his shooting slump we could be burying UF. Get the ball tp Stauskas.
We have to keep the pressure on. Don't let them hang around.
Unusal comment to appear in the first half, from a Florida blog:
getting lots of people involved and rest early is going to pay dividends in the second half
Burke passed to himself.
lol ya keep leaving Stauskas open. That is working well.
Stauskas is on. Florida is done.
Did Mitch just palm the basketball?
Best rebound ever.
Corner three! Great to break the D.
at least play some D
Stauskas is on fire.
Stuaskas has to stay in and hit that shot
There you go TImmy.
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
Please dear god let's get everything going and bury these pukes!!!
WHAT IS GOING ON!*^@(*@^oihdsgsf&is*tkjsdfug!!!!!!
THE WAY TO ATLANTA
Don't tempt the basketball gods. Florida probably isn't going to shoot 20% all game
Think I woke up my wife with that dunk.
Yay, steal leading to alley oop SLAM!
HOLY CRAP THAT IS SOME GOOD BASKETBALL
Let's go! -GR3
When firing on all cylinders we/they are unbeatable.
So far, this is beautiful.
I started the day asking for a repeat of our destruction of Tennessee.
Its a good thing i am locked in my apartment alone. I would scare my friends.
CALL ANOTHER TIMEOUT BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@#po$&!_(%*&@pl!@!!!!!!!
Don't let up.
What is Morgan's deal with not grabbing the ball? Are his hands small? Is he really weak? It has been an issue his whole career.
AH:KJSH:OGSIODUGSUIOGD BACON;kjDIhSA"Ohsoi CANADA
5 - 5
SEC! SEC! SEC! lol, i'm lovin this.
5 - 5
I love you Nik!
I guess Florida doesn't know about Stauskas?
HOLY SHEEEEIIIIIIIT NIK STAUSKAS HOLY SHIT
is just a jump shooter! Get out on him!!!!
STAUSKAS ON FIRE!!!!!!
HOLY SHIT! STAUSKAS!!!
Holy. Shit. Stauskus.
you better have someone guard that little white guy in the corner! just a thought.
Stauskas was guarded pretty well and took it anyway. You know he's feelin it!
BANG BANG BANG BANG BANG!
My heart is appreciating this. Keep it up boys!!!
stauskas find a good time to get going!
Good game for Stauskas to make a triumphant return to 3-point shooting!
Florida favored lol
Canuck power in Dallas, keep it up boys!
This is surreal, in the way that riding on a unicorn in a world of candy and glitter is surreal
Just a jump shooter. Fine with me!
Go Clock Go!
Not just a shoot.......... or maybe he is . wow
Sweet Holy Moses save some of those 3's for the 2nd half!
Screw the money I would have flown down to Dallas to take one of those many, many empty seats.
I mean I know Texas is Big 12 territory but there are whole sections that look free.
Not to jinx anything, but they say that the tournament is all about who gets hot at the right time... This is a different team from the one that sputtered at the end of B1G play. We're hot.
Oh yeah, that's why we were ranked #1 in the country earlier.
When this team is clicking, it's the most fun basketball team I've ever watched.