Michigan Basketball vs. Florida Game 4 Tournament Open Thread
Nik opening up a new store called The Corner 3!
I can't stop giggling to myself like a school girl.
Remember the Bacari Alexander video earlier in the year saying Stauskas wasn't the best shooter from Canada b/c he never had seven 3 pointers in one game?
Yeah, I think that might change today.
We won the 4th.
I think we see what team was happiest to get out of Big Ten play.
Was that a pass or shot?
Still a long way to go. Keep a level head and play smart.
THJ's about the only guy on our team not on fire right now
Airball rebounds, they're in trouble.
Wouldn't mind a TO to get a great play in there to keep us going though.
Stone hands piss me off more than anything
Hardaway needs to chill, wait for the open shot.
As soon as Burke sets in mid-air you know it's good.
Dman that was bad.
On their jugular.
Shit. Stop imploding.
3 times. We have a chance to drill them. Come on.
This is what I was afraid of. Lackadaisical here to let FL back in it.
Where is the killer instinct? Trip to a final Four and every possession matters ...
Not a prime close to the half at all
Getting it to 12 at halftime is way better than 18 or 20
I can't believe we weren't taking the clock all the way down those last possessions.
Shit can't let them get confident right before halftime. Way to go Burke!
Not Michigan Wasting 4 seconds.
Burke is so good at that. He does that at least once every game now.
closed out the half a little better. They still have life
What the hell was that clock managment? Where's the TO as soon as they make the basket?
Burke saved the half again.
Why aren't the zebras looking at the clock on this one???
Florida has been terrible and we've been great but being up only 15 doesn't seem enough.
Keep the foot on the gas!
Up 15 at the half is only ok if we come out the same exact way as we started. Should have been 20+ tho
We need to play them even up and get a couple more runs in the 2nd half. They are still a good team.
good thing is that we have barely broken a sweat
My head would've exploded if Stauskas would've hit that
A coronary if Stauskas had hit 7 in a row there!
He hasn't even made 6 yet
is if he's fouled.
make them pay
That was a foul!
But you can foul someone after the buzzer? That is stupid.
NFL Blitz rules?
Burke can get that steal on the twirling change of direction when ever he wants. It's amazing.
Not happy with the last minute.
oh hohohoh. hehehehehehe. make em pay stauskus.
getting the 18 point lead back after they made a run is devestating
3 FT please
wow, foul on the 3!
Come on Stauskas. I know I shouldn't be angry, but come on
no complaints from Okinawa haha
no complaints early morning from Korea
nice play there. That would have brought the house down....
Oh wait - FOUL!
the shot, does that three not count as an attempt? So Nik could stretch it further if he hits a couple more!
Stauskas is rattled on FT's in general. He's been pretty bad at the line lately
For missing a shot in the first half and only scoring 19!!!! Deport his ass!!!
But up 17 at the half, I'll take it, and then some.
Sager wearing his "Joker Line" today I see...
I would have much prefered a 20+ point half-time lead, but I'll live with a 17 point one for now. Just have to remember, they're a 3-point team as well and can go ham at anytime. We really need to keep the pressure up.
How many of you would have complained about giving up 30 in the first half if we didn't have 47 freaking points???
Everyone, cuz the game would be even closer.
Michigan is playing very good defense so far.
All I can say is Wow! What a half of basketball.
Let 7 pts evaporate the last 4 min. Need to play smart and stop the TOs.
Obviously, the second half will show if we really have the championship mentally or not.
I'd like to see him appear again soon
Only so many points to go around, and Stauskas is taking a lot of them. Maybe it's just me, but it seems like McGary subbed out a lot in the half. Hopefully not a sign of fatigue.
Is due to the pace of the game. M's defense has been sound. We had some sloppiness on the offensive end that helped them to settle.
OH SHIT. What do we do during this halftime? What a crazy first half, no?
Just, my body is still tingling. Mind shaking.
Please 2nd half, start soon.
I keep having to fight my damn cousins for the freaking remote to watch the game. All they want to do it play some WII dance game. Sparty fans all of em....figures....
Unplug the wii. Maybe just break it. Then make them pay for a new one
Love wii dance. At least it is exercise.
But yeah, on this case break the fucking wii
Give them a couch and some matches to play with in the front yard.
If my cousins turned this game off, their WII would be in pieces.
Remember PSU...don't let it slip away now.
I keep telling all my friends that
The point about Florida being a 3-point shooting team is a good one. Still, not sure we could have dreamed a much better first half. Just keep the energy up for the next 20 minutes and remember no lead is completely safe.
The only time Florida ever made little runs was when our starting 5 wasn't in. I hope Coach B manages his substitution patterns well in the 2nd half.
I'm sure it was a calculated decision to keep the starters energized in the end of the second. If he's doing that and it's a 10 point game, well, not good.
We need focus now more than anything else. Well, that and some Mitch McGary to get us rolling again...
Exactly. We have managed to have a 17 point lead with Mitch having just a couple of steals since the first TV timeout. If he comes out and dominates to start the second half, we should be able to extend this further.
Win each possession. Win each possession.
up by 17. no one played excessive minutes. we are in great shape. keep up the intensity and atlanta here we come
We lead 45-14 for starters at half. UF bench leads 16-2.
Stauskas is outscoring their starting 5 so far.
And Gottleib is still obnoxious.
Not new news. He can't help himself.
But no, still just a dick.
Let's See what halftime adjustments they make. Beilein adjusts vs Donovan adjusts. Not sure what adjustments Beilein should make at this point...lol.
Fewer forced shots from Tim and no shots from Caris. Considering how well our offense has been executing, anything other than a point blank shot from Caris is not the correct percentage play.
Mitch is playing like an all American.
I'm still wanting to know why we didn't slow it down the last 2 minutes or so. If we had waited to shoot until 10 secs left or so, even had we missed and not rebounded, Florida would've only had time to score a few baskets.
Burke to pick the ball and not score on the breakaway but kill clock instead?
Go get 'em.
The Naismith becomes more of a foregone conclusion.
Weird that 17 points with 20 min of basketball left isn't really that big of a lead. Especially that we came back from 14 down with half that amount of time.
One tenth that time.
Our team needs to remember that just yesterday Wichita St almost choked away a 20 point lead to a team way more offensively impaired than Florida is. If Florida gets hot and gets the momentum, they'll be right in this one
that they did not have a week to scout us. We lead by one Stauskas.
I can wait.
In this first half it seems that our whole season is culminating in our ability to score and finally D a team up. 20 minutes still left. Need to get THJ going
No whammies. No whammies. No whammies. Please no whammies.
and kstate nearly beat lasalle down by 20 or so
intensity, intensity, intensity!
I almost can't stand this...my heart is in my throat. I sucessfully swayed said cousins with peanut butter pie and the threat of my fists. My wife is not happy with me...neither is their dad. Lets go blue!!!!
Well played sir, well played.
Tell their dad to send them to dance class. It's the friggin tourney.
You did the right thing, and in an appropriate way. Does pie last an hour tho??
We are shooting 51%, FLA is shooting 41%. (it was something like 61% to 21% halfway throught). FG% has started to even out.
BUT, we are winning these stats, and this is much more important:
That is team play and energy right there!
I wonder what Coach Bacari is saying to them right now.
Our resident Syracuse-Michigan poster is going to be unbearable this week.
Didn't he already make a douchey comment about rooting for Syracuse over Michigan?
But the over-under on him getting banned will probably be high.
My father in law is a SU alumnus. I am not going to watch the game at home, since my wife will pull for SU. Its just better that way.
"Run it up Herman, leave no doubts!"
seriously...do it. lets make this a statement. then chant SEC afterwards
If 3 pt% evens out we're going to have to lean even harder on McGary.
So we don't let it happen. Rut them off the line and switch. We played decent perimeter D in the first half. It only evens out if we let it. Simple.
Coming out of the half. Florida knocks down a pair of threes and they are right back in it. We need a couple set plays to score off and settle back in.
Nik will need to be 'not just a shooter' since I expect Florida to not lose him and close out hard in the second half. I hear he is capable of being NJAS.
If we're the aggressor, we may be able to cruise to the finish. If UF comes out hot, it's going to be a looong half
It is going to be a looong half regardless.
they are expecting a run and run when they are expecting a pass...oh wait, I'm getting a few months ahead of myself, here.
Refs have kept themselves out of the story line. Hope that keeps up.
20 minutes to the Final Four. Keep the intensity up. Foot on the gas pedal and don't let up. If this team has learned anything over the last two days, its that no lead is insurmountable for any team to overcome, especially in tournament time.
Is fairly likable
Let's Go Blue!
Keep the pedal to the metal!
Yeah, FLA needed that half as much as Ohio needed it against VCU.
Halftime has the possibility of completely changing who's hot, especially from 3 point.
Recently, Trey has been playing much bigger in the 2nd half, and that makes me feel really optimistic. I think he will be working specifically to keep UM level. This should be exciting.
Defensive energy. No T.O.'s, but push the ball on offense.
"Hold on to the god damn ball"
Making me increasingly nervous
Some ways it's tougher being up big.
Just like the start of the 2nd half versus VCU. Ugh.
little sloppy play. Not the right recipe at the moment.
CATCH THE DAMN BALL BIGS
"Don't play like you lost a 24 point lead. Play like you have a 17 point lead."
Another behind the back pass, this time McGary to Burke! It came up short but still sweet!
Do not let us for a second! Play hard! After forcing a comback against a 15 seed, all I have been hearing is how they are gonna take the B1G out of this race. Kick their asses and show them what this is about! Go Blue!
C'mon, make those turnovers count!
Need some buckets
Mark of the first half.
Goddamnit, stop turning the ball over
We're in trouble.
Be smart with the ball.
I'm going I throw up.
Death to halftime
and stop taking stupid shots Holy shit
3 crappy possessions in a row.
make it 5 now.
We Cannot let them within 10
Yuck. Burke just needs to breath and see what Florida's doing. He's forcing it now.
We need to calm down and play smarter.
Beilein needs to rip them and get intensity.
Damnit damnit damnit Stop doing stupid things make your shots
Sloppy and can't hit anything. We'll settle down...hopefully soon
Can't steal a basket. You have to be kidding me.
Better get a timeout Coach. We're losing it here.
Oh, Tim, we needed that.
MAKE YOUR FUCKING SHOTS
have not scored.
For the jump shooter.
Burke seems a little off to start this half so far. Nik can still hit threes though.
Stauskas = money
lay down. Not by a long shot
Without Stauskus, where would we be? He's come to play today!
Jesus, we really need to settle down. Just make your damn shots and stop having stone hands
Wake up. Florida is not going away easily.
Attack. Don't be tentative.
why do have to fumble every damn pass now!
The Refs aren't going to call anything on Florida..
Need to get a few defensive stops. Florida's offensive humming makes me vastly more nervous than us not hitting shots right now
Keep shooting, Stauskas!
Somehow, Morgan still can't catch a pass cleanly. Thank God, he was able to get it back and out to Stauskas.
Go clock go!
the screens and pick and roll going again. Chucking up threes is one way to let them back in...
This TO might help Burke more than any Florida player. But They;re going to come out crazy amnd play balls to the wall until the under 16 break.
let's go guys. hope that was all the bad bball we saved up for this game
outcoaching B right now. He's working the clock and possessions. B needs to focus on running some set plays to get a couple easy buckets.
This half is about 80% defense. We have to win the game on that end.
Stauskas is getting cold - the ball touched the rim that time.
I don't feel like this is a good time for some Spike
Edit: Thank you for showing me the error of my ways young steal layuping man
4 pts in like 2 sec lol
Burke is resting, double 2s for the Union!
WOW. MCGARY AND ALBRECHT!!! WOW
Wow 2 baskets in 2 seconds.
Wow, I didn't think Mitch was going to make that.
I seriously think he is in there to settle things down. I love Trey, but sometimes change is needed to help you shift gears a little.
Huge hoop by Albrecht!
Why the shot clock reset? That was not a change of possession.
It looks like they put it back to 10.
I LIKE SPIKE!
I was just in the middle of saying that it made me nervous that Spike was in without Burke and he does THAT! HELL YES!
Spike just added the rum to the punch!
Corrected the clock.
Michigan had four fresh on the floor during that sequence!
but Spike consistently surprises / impresses me. I expected him to be a career bench warmer but I think he'll be splitting time, if not starting, next year at the point
Don't give up the easy 3 here.
So how many drinks do you think Marv Albert had before the game?
with a run here. They have weathered their first half implosion and would feel good if they get a couple in a row. But if WE do, instead it'll take a lot of energy on their part.
Sweet outlet and break!
I'm amazed how few threes Florida has even attempted. Aren't they at like 4 or 5 attempts? Maybe good 3 pt D by us?
I think they've been trying to exploit our interior defense, hence the lack of threes.
ARGH MAKE FREE THROWS!
Can we ever hit 3 of 3 on FTs???
advertising women's final four over top of Tim's free throws make me angry.
Man, Timmy, you gotta get your scoring back. Final Four on the line.
Not a good decision by Trey.
Hope these FTs get Timmy going
Damn. Timmy is still ice cold. Hopefully he gets it going.
Timmy is killing us. Somethings gotta fall soon right?
Hardaway - stop shooting. Kthx.
I love Tim but he needs to not shoot if he's not open.
Jesus Hardaway. Make some baskets.
Hardaway just needs to stop forcing shots.
dead fish cold.
TAKE TIM OUT!
under 12. Still not over
Slow it down! with a big lead the clock is your friend! stop forcing shots with 25 seconds on the shot clock, please.
We need to keep pushing it and staying aggressive.
I'm not saying back off, just run some set plays. Pick and roll with McGary, etc that worked at the start of the game.
Stop giving the ball to Hardaway.
If Hardaway ever hits a shot I'm going to like our chances. Damn!
Not the game to try to get your shot back.
I don't know if I've ever seen THJ this cold. He can't hit anything
..is shooting Florida back into it.
I'd love to have the ref even out that ticky-tack foul right there.
quit shooting the fucking ball!!!...unless its a layup.
Hardaway needs to sit. He taking a lot of poor shots.
Our boys are tired. Gotta dig deep
THJ needs to stop shooting now. They are against the clock as much as anything. Run 20 seconds off before the shot on every possession unless a transition basket.
Timmy is killing us. And McGary misses a break away lay-up. Picking a bad time to go cold.
What would we be up by if Timmy was hitting just 40% instead of 18%?
Tim needs to stop shooting. Give up on pull-up jumpers already. Try to get it underneath to McGary or at least run a play.
No Timmy noooooo....
Hardaway Jr is just playing selfish now. Quit shooting damn it!
He's had quite a few open looks. He's just missing them all.,
For Hardaway until mop up time.
Timmy is killing us. And McGary misses a break away lay-up. Picking a bad time to go cold. Oh and GRIII is silent again.
Good time for a timeout for UM.
Get back to the starting five. Trey running it - need to get a self-creating scorer out there so it doesn't fall to THJ right now.
Hardaway playing antihero ball
They are (smartly) letting THJ shoot.
He has to realize that he needs to be passing right now. If he shoots, he should go all the way to the basket and create, looking for a foul/assist/layup.
Man, we cannot get anything to fall right now
Burke got fouled
We're not making them pay for fumbling
MAKE YOUR DAMN LAY-UPS! SLOW IT DOWN!
Burke needs to at least look for a pass on these breaks.
I wonder if his back is bothering him
Burke re tweeked his back
Our transition game is strangely off. We're missing layups we never miss.
And a Hardaway dunk!
There ya go. Easy points for THJ
There we go. Get Timmy going.
Hardaway can't miss that one.
At least THjr can finish on the break
He's the reason I'm drinking...
huge play by burke - and getting THJ in the game!
62-44 Mich 10:17 remaining
You know that it is time for you to step it up again.
Our fast break execution has been very poor. The last 2 times have been much better.
This is like the VCU and SDSU games. It feels like we're so close to blowing it open but can't get there yet
Well, this one's over.
Great look from Tmmy.
Good feed from THJ. Good to see Morgan get involved.
Damn. I bought into the annoucing fail.
Welcome back offense!!!
Wow. Jordan Morgan looks A LOT like Jon Horford. Crazy I never noticed
No turn overs
Florida not running back on D....couple more buckets and they are on the verge of quitting!
That was fast!
Bleh, too stiff on the free throw attempt.
Look at Mitch on the sideline.
Nice shot Jordan Jon Morgan Horford!
(great play THJ)
And bring him out after he had two positive plays. Great move.
Burn some clocks!
BLOW IT OPEN
And now in comes the starting five!