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Michigan Basketball vs. Kansas NCAA Tournament Game 3 Open Thread
Izzo got his little dig at UM in his pre-game interview.
His son hates him, he picked Duke.
What did he say? Stuck at work till 7
His son picked Duke and Izzo said 'well at least he didn't pick Michigan. He'd never do that.'
Don't be so snesitive.
...let's also end the Jeff Withey slurping. Take it right at him, get him in foul trouble, let's get after it.
Let's do it for Narnia.
Time to teach these country boys a lesson. Let's do this
Sorry tbs. I'm so nervous. Great story on THJ, GRIII and Horford.
Trey Burke has a massive dunk in Withey's face that ends the reign of terror of Clowney's tackle on espn's best of the best.
Time for some subs
The anticipation is killing me. Someone get me a beer or a really good drug dealer
They call him Heisenberg...
We aren't Wichita State, no shocking needed.
My stomach is a knot. It feels like I have to go run a race; as a Track guy, the nerves before running 400 hurdles can rarely be matched. Well, they're here and here to stay for a couple hours. God I want this one. The Elite-Eight is calling for us...wants us...NEEDS US DAMMIT!
I have pills for that feeling. Of course, you'd probably be laying on the floor drooling. Alas.
Lets do this
I don't care if its by 1 or 100. Just win, baby.
And let's wish our Wolverines good luck! Never been this excited for a Michigan Basketball game.Go Blue Beat Kansas!
well I'm tired of waiting, they need to start the game.
Let's Go Blue!
Mama, weer all crazee now.
for giving us all an opportunity to have our stomachs in knots in late March
Waiting for the game and watching Oregon look a bit like a deer in the headlights in the early going.
...a stream for the game? No TBS here. I'm guess ATDHE and ROJADIRECTA will have it, but I was hoping someone would have a stream for the VLC Player.
Do you feel us Wolverines? Make the season continue, we aren't ready to say goodbye to any of you.
So where is the liveblog? I'm getting nervous.
Now I'm ready
You name your shits?
If he's got the runs, is that SEC speed?
I NEED A LIVEBLOG PBP HOLD ME
SHOCK THE WORLD... I'M A BAD MAN
Louisville's uniforms look dumber than Oregon's
No liveblog??!! The jinx is upon us.
Charles is turrible
Chucks suit..... It burns my eyes.... Lets get this shit DONE SON!!!!!! Go BLUE!!!!!!
If we lose in "Jerry World" tonight, I never want to see that stadium used in collegit athletics again. That it all
Oh, and Go Blue obviously
If Michigan is playing there, it's for a big game. Judging by the way Football and Basketball are going.....this won't be the last we see of Jerry World.
I dislike the hype this stadium gets, yeah its big, but what is it's seating capasity you ask? 85,000. The only proper response is, "that's all?!"
I think Withey picks up a couple early fouls on Burke drives to the hoop. Then Mcgary dominates again.
Charles Barkley is the John Madden of basketball.
No, but seriously, where is the liveblog? I'll totally go to the sponsor's site over and over and over again. Just put up the liveblog.
horrible rebounding by oregon
I don't think winning tonight would classify as shocking the world.
Not unless there are subs!
I am so happy Jim Nance isn't doing our game. So happy.
If we win, we will have beaten them and seen all of their women's boobs (KUBoobs).
Lets Go Blue!
Not a big delay between the Louisville game and ours...but already that one feels over and ours hasn't started.
Lets go BLUE!!
I'm the only UM fan/alum in a family with 15 Jayhawks - need the W so badly!
Yikes. All I see in the crowd are Kansas fans.
my brother is there, he says it's about 8 to 1 in favor of KU fans
Just 10 feet from the floor and the free throw line is still just 15 feet from the basket....... Let play some BBall
I just can't imagine getting seats to a basketball game when your about a football field away.
Poooollll chalkkkk jayyyy hawkkkk fffffffffuuuuuuuuu!!! Whooooo!
crap so many KU fans.
Cracked up at seeing the jayhawk in a cage
That is a lot of seniors and a lot of experience out there.
Here!!! Go Blue!!!
How come there's no live blog?
well I hope that's not how the games going to be because there was no help defense on that first series
WOO offensive putback!
HE HIT HIM IN THE BALLS
McGary just got punched in the nuts, but no foul?
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME
what a punk, he did that on purpose
Didn't look like much? WTF?
no way that hit was unintentional
That is as intentional as it can get.
Refs can look at the tape. They better call a foul.
How is that not flagrant?
That's a flagrant II.
"Was that intentional?" Are these guys blind
He should be gone and suspended. Chris Paul got suspended for doing that at WF.
they better fucking call that flagrant
Throw the scumbag out!
Damn. Playing dirty already??
What could be the reason for that?
Hit McGary before he hits you?
Why is it taking this long?
Good job by Mcgary doing what comes naturally to all of us anyway, collapsing in a heap right away.
throw that SOB out of the game
They better be discussing a flagarant 1 or 2
Kansas playing dirty
Elijiah Johnson doing the Sidney Crosby move.
just got home... what happened?
Hope we blow em out...
THIS IS FUCKING BULLSHIT! WHAT A WEAK CALL REF! THAT WAS A FLAGRANT AND DIRTY CALL AND THESE REFS ARE JUST TOO SCARED TO MAKE THE CALL, I CAN'T BELIEVE IT! SHOULD'VE THROWN HIM OUT!
Self isn't sitting Johnson down? WTF
their coach could clearly see it
I really did not want to liveblog. I'm at my brother's with a 6 month old baby on my knee and had no wish to moderate 1,000 comments saying "that's a nutshot!" Tonight.
Well, thanks for dooming us.
Good call on the flagrant, but worse news is that King Karl is the ref here. Ugh.
Probably shouldn't have done that to Mitch. Kansas is so fucked now
Needs to learn how to shoot FTs.
Now we have to beat those dirty jerks!
A flagrant foul and we get nothing out of it....
mitch is clearly stronger than him
Robinson has picked a bad night to look like he's in lazy mode.
HA! 2nd foul.
Johnson, you punk ass
Stop this angle NOW!!!!
Oh, man, please make layups.
Anyone in the SE having trouble with TBS on Time Warner?? Fucking cable company is trolling me!!
I am overseas and the NCAA March Madness stream is blacked out for me, can anyone give me a different stream? Thanks.
I'm watching here. Quality isn't great but it's pretty steady.
Relaford looks like he's 35.
Just thinking same thing.
Is it just me or is Michigan playing incredibly slow?
Just you, we are.
I don't know what game your watching, but they are not playing that quick. The help defense is awful so far.
I wish Nik would follow up his shot and go for that rebound
We really need you to hit a few tonight.
Has Nik made a 3 since January?
So good.... Going to stay close all the way through.... Mitch is playing smart. Kansas is going after him in the post to try and draw fouls. Keep playing smart Mitch and we can do this!
Delay really kind of sucked the crowd out of it. Benefits us more than anything
I'm worried about stopping them when it counts. KU can be frustrated by strong D, but that's not a specialty.
We've missed three bunnies and are still only down 1. Oh, and a key player for them has 2 fouls. I'm ok with where we're t so far. If we pick it up, we can do this.
Missed FT's, missed layups, and a couple turnovers that we couldn't take advantage of. Still only down one though, hopefully the early nerves are out of the way.
McGary must have something ingrained in his head that he can't make free throws anymore. He's got decent enough form, but I've never watched a kid this good where I've expected him to miss at least 1 of his shots.
i just wish we could make free throws
giving up too many points in the paint
they are killing us down low
what the fuck Nik
Kansas not missing a thing, 7/9 so far.
all at the rim
They only have lay ups. So, yeah.
How is GR3 a guard?
burke has gotta get going
Not just a three point shooter! Take a drink (if you're playing the drinking game)!
Is he making it rain
we are fucked down low
Refs are against us tonight.
dont like the oob call
Hoford is so weak.
Completely overmatched and out of his league
We are so damn soft.
Cold shooting + no interior defense = doom
They're going to get blown out if they're not careful.
What the hell was that shot?
what the fuck.. trey.. launching 3's from that distance
We look like shit.
If they don't watch themselves this could get bad quickly.
Srsly? Why take that extra long 3?
This is absolutely terrible. Just gashing us.
Nice fucking shot Burke.
I hope we can make some adjustments but frankly we just dont match up well with them it looks like.
Our offense is just as bad as the defense right now. Horrible all around
No defense again! I hope they can get back into or it will be a long night and all my Jayhawkers friends will be telling I told you so!
Getting their asses kicked right now. Lack of rebounding will kill them. Gonna have to shoot lights out
Yep, Hardaway has swung back to his 10-15% shooting and we're boned. Oh well, at least the first two rounds were good.
need to get a bucket here
I blame this start on lack of LiveBlog.
....here it is: http://mgoblog.com/content/kansas-liveblog
Or TOO late?
I love Coach B. I wish he'd work the refs a lot more than he does though. Self totally pushed them into that OOB call by riding them.
Trey is losing us this game so far. Can't hold onto the ball, missing every shot. He has not proven he can play under the big lights, really struggles in the tourney.
This game ain't lost yet. Chill out... Geez.
He absolutely dominated under big lights during the Big Ten season.
I will say though he has looked pretty bad in the tourney. OK against VCU but even then still didn't look like himself.
Remind me again why GRIII is considered an NBA first rounder after this season?
"potential" is the word eveyone keeps throwing around, but he would just be eaten up alive in the NBA right now
Time for the 1-3-1... We got this y'all...
Two bigs. Now. GRIII is playing with 0 intensity anyways. Neither is Horford, frankly.
This looks a lot like Indiana last night. They play to our weaknesses and our strengths aren't there.
Horford should not be in unless Morgan is hurt.
But let's not jump ship yet. It's early.
Worth a try at this point.
You have to give them different looks.
It's definitely not a bad idea. If they score, go back to man.
We did the same vs. VCU...we tried, didn't work and went right back to man. But it was worth a shot at the time (1 point game).
McGary should be on the floor.
It's that simple.
And we go Morgan and McGary.
who is overly concerned about getting his shot blocked.
Nope. Burke and hardaway too. You see Tim's left handed attempt?
Liveblog up on front page
Kansas has a better D than State, Ohio State, Wisconsin. Not surprised we look like shit.
force an up-tempo game and refs need to call even more travelling and 3 second violations on KU, they seem to be camping out a while in there
It looks like we're gonna need to hit from three with consistency to stay in this one.
Gotta get a rebound first.
Trey needs to attack their defense and try to draw fouls on Withey. NBA-range threes aren't the answer.
We're not playing any offense so we might as well put 2 bigs in and play some goddamn defense...
Has anybody seen the Michigan team that was playing last week?
We all knew this would happen. Completely different teams.
what is wrong with jordan morgan? he can't beat out horford? our team blows
Whenever Horford is in it seems like bad things happen. No presence in the paint.
Because he should only play PF unless we're playing a small team.
Against VCU it was okay, in this game, he should only play PF alongside McGary when GRIII is out.
He's MAC level talent, not Big Ten
Sorry if already covered but does anyone know why Morgan isn't playing or is it still an enigma?
And right on cue...Good to see him finally playing. Lets see if we can ramp up that D
Thank you TImmy.
There we go TH!
Nice piece, Craig Sager. Yeesh.
more easy layups for Kansas
22/22 Kansas points have been in the paint. My god.
How many steps does Traylor get?
Swiss cheese on defense tonight.
Good defense for 20 seconds and then we let an easy basket in
So not really good defense.
Two posts pleez
Michigan advertising free points in the paint this game.
Fuck you commercials!!!!!!
Changed Morgan and Mitch are in. Drive and dish....... Drive and dish
Going big now
I couldnt tell if Morgan or McGary had the ball there....I didnt think I would ever be happy for Morgan to be going to the FT line (instead of Mitch).
Freshmen is making a difference early.
Yup. The freshmen clearly do not know basketball as well.
Withey looks like some old man out there
Good job for Morgan staying with the play after the block. We gotta get inside and draw more fouls.
It would have been nice had he made the layup but he got the rebound. I think he can be a force tonight if he gets in the flow
Play him with McGary needs a break because Horford is a PF in this game.
I'd get McGary back out unless Withey is coming in right now...then when Withey comes in, McGary comes in for Morgan. If they still have that Perry Ellis kid on floor, Horford can guard him.
There was no need for Morgan to dribble that.
How about just dunk the damn ball?
Why the hell did he put that on the deck? It looked like he was pissed off and tried to take it out on the ball and the floor. Put it right back up big fella.
Kansas has to be blocking ~33% of our shots or better. Not sure why Kansas can just walk right through the middle of our interior and dunk/easy layup. Guess we're not playing an undersized, overmatched team this time. Too bad, those games are easier to watch haha.
This team really does need their version of Greg Mattison.
how almost every KU players driving to the bucket, almost unopposed! Worried about zero defense!
22 of KU's points have come in the paint. Not good.
All of the points.
Jebus.... Need to start penetrating interior and kicking out cause this down low shit ain't working
Burke the only starter not to score so far. If Morgan hits a FT here, the only player on Michigan to play and not score.
I'm still not sure why we even keep attempting bunnies. We've been blocked more than we've made them.
I agree with whoever suggested the 1-3-1. Really need to make them hit jump shots.
Michigan shooting 35% to Kansas' 73%. I'd think those numbers will change. Also agree with some zone, make them hit jumpshots. Also, I wish we could get a shot off without it being blocked :(
Contesting KU's layups would be a good start.
I guess this is what happens when you pit talented, yet somewhat raw and smaller freshmen against equally talented, experienced, and much taller seniors.
I'm glad to see Morgan in. He is an upgrade on D and we need some of that now. As recently as the Indiana game he was really effective on Zeller relative to the other two.
Let's get a good possession right here.
Rock Chalk Nutshot
LeVert just needs to draw contact there.
All of the blocks...
This is tough to watch.
#3 on Johnson...
Johnson, third foul. LOL
lol see you in the second half Elijah Johnson
McGary with a nice mid-range jumper.
HAH...refs are gonna call fouls on Johnson every time he's in!
that was an ugly shot by Mitch but it went in and that's all that matters
ok so they are going to hit jumpers too...that's ok stick with the 1-3-1 for now.
Nice call by a poster earlier in the thread...
But KU gets the 3...bad call, lol.
I'd go 2-3 over the 1-3-1.
Oh oh do not need to see McLemore getting hot from outside, they're already pretty warm on the inside
We got a freaking BLOCK!
Wow, move your body towards the ball...
GRIII doing nothing.
Hardaway's head is not in the game
He is so damn frustrating.
Dirty fuck. Karma indeed.
But they're keeping him on a very short leash. I like it.
I don't get it GR3 almost looks disinterested sometimes in the way he moves.
Couldn't have said it better. You're playing to survive and advance and what do you do? Hold out your hand to try to catch a pass?
That's why people think he's ready for the NBA. He already plays with an NBA level of disinterest.
I enjoy this.
I just want to shake him and say get into it.
That's one travel call out of ten.
travels with the ball everytime he makes a move.
we need to get going soon too
Trey scoreless? Not in the second half boys. Keep the faith.
Like we don't give 2 shits about this right now.
No. That statement is ridiculous.
Some hard fouls on the inside. At least make them hurt when they drive to the basket.
Why even have TO. With all of these TV timeouts. No one can ever get into a game.......
With GRIII is it a confidence issue? He's athletic has hell. He can keep pace physically when he shows a lot of effort. But not seeing that so far.
Letting Bacari do the ridiculous preface stuff. The stuff about caging a jay hawk before the game is kind of classless and not so motivating.
This is the kind of game that he has to take over.
He's going against their #2 PG. We're playing a good defensive team. We need to run offense and he has to play like an MVP.
I know certain guys on this board are untouchable (Denard, Trey, etc.), but right now is where the nation's most outstanding player has to play like it. If he doesn't, I have my doubts. There really aren't any excuses.
Take advantage of going against their #2. Counter their advantage inside. Take this game over. Be a leader.
Even if it's not scoring, get your team in an offense and getting good looks. Breakdown the defense.
Burke has a goose egg right now. We've got to get him going.
Burke is terrible so far. Looks like he doesnt belong on the floor
Outside shots unclog the middle.
...he's arrived. You can see it in his eyes. He's focused now.
Jesus, they are just hitting everything.
Come on Trey...wake up!
Having Tim bring the ball up helped get Burke going against VCU IIRC. Maybe we should try that.
Are these the same refs from the IU CUSE game?