Or is that too much to ask?
Well, not now with Withey coming out. But why can't we go big? Is GRIII having that much of an impact?
Or is that too much to ask?
Well, not now with Withey coming out. But why can't we go big? Is GRIII having that much of an impact?
In the blink of an eye.
Charges motherf@#*er can you take them?
took us from down two to down ten.
Was that not out of bounds?
I'm always going to say that was out of bounds.
I guess we decided to stop playing
We just got out hustled. Beilein better go nuts on them.
Lets stop giving them run out opportunities
Play of the game.
That's how you know it's Kansas' night.
From two back to ten in an eye blink.
That was inexcusible...we get the stop and they just give up on the ball for an easy layup and 2 more points in the paint.
They are getting every continuation call and we can't get a legitimate and 1. That's what playing in a regional full of your fans gets you.
Losing to Penn State and Wisconsin gets you.
Calm the Frick down
If feel bad for you in real life, must suck living life as a consistent pessimist.
Wasn't even half McGary on that play
You sound like a hopeless person.
Stop. "The never ending pain" of getting to watch the national player of the year, going to the sweet sixteen, beating both of our rivals, being the #1 team in the country and having the most wins in a season both for the first time since the Fab Five. It's not that bad. Yes, certain games could've gone better, but if this is "never ending pain" what was 5 years ago?
He wasn't watching THEN.
Yeah, the never-ending pain of a 28-win season.
hope you enjoyed the game
That last play was just being lazy...good Timeout.
Kansas is going to feed off of that little spurt. They're playing like they want it more
They're playing like the have the better matchup. We struggle mightily against big teams that are tough and physical on the interior.
Why dont we hustle like we want to win?
Kansas' night. Meh. We seem to be able to get their lead down to 2 (before subsequently letting it go back up to 10). If we can do that before the final minutes, well, we're in it.
But I'm not packing it in just yet
Kansas answered like a 1 seed is supposed to. Damn it. We have got to dig deep. Not sure why Mcgary keeps coming out with so few fouls.
Simply outplayed. Stop acting like every Kansas point is some UM gaffe. Better teams play better. Retain your pride, if you have any. Good god.
Damn we struggle against teams with dominant post players.
Is atrocious. Kansas gets whatever they want at the basket. Burke is trying to do too much instead of controlling the game as a point guard should
Just play "2 Bigs" and force them to make shots.
At this point, it's the only option on defense. They're destroying us in the paint.
Just ride McGary and Morgan and hope your guard play can get you back and pull this out for you. But you can't win if you can't stop them from scoring.
If you go "2 Bigs" and they start making a bunch of shots. Well, it's just not our night. But you have to MAKE them MAKE shots. We're just giving them 2 points every time down.
Just start jacking threes.
Everything has gone Kansas' way, but I still think we can pull this off. We need to start taking better shots, though. Hardaway needs a three set up for him.
they are a pretty talented bunch with senior leadership and plenty of chemistry. Let's go, Blue!
playing offense. We need to start challenging shots, stopping penetration and guarding people.
Maybe it is just me but does it seem to anyone else that in the spotlight here that Trey has just disappeared? Any chance he has played his way out of the top 10 in the draft?
hang onto the fucking ball
Are there any refs in this game?
Where's the foul??????
C'mon guys, leave it all on the floor!
He just undercut the fuck out if GRIII and no call
just physically. Stauskas looks like a kid with no muscles. We need a year or two.
No hustle from us. No call from refs.
I'm going to with number one, this isn't the same team that palyed last weekend.
I don't know, it's starting to feel like the first Michigan State game.
While rebounding is not a foul.
Did the ref look away? Dafuq?
How is the undercut not a foul?
Why does he not sit? Looks gassed.
He almost never goes out.
It's like they forget that he needs a break.
Kansas is just better unfortunately. We're not that much less talented but they are just a tough matchup. We've played sloppy but them dominiating us in the paint is no accident.
You can't be too upset when a better team beats you.
Give young a nuggie
GRIII isn't giving you anything on offense.
PLEASE, PLEASE play McGary and Morgan together. We have to stop them from scoring.
This is like when Wisconsin ran the ball on us something like 22 straight plays in Rich Rod's first year (I think it was his first year).
And they may have all been to the right
Worst feeling ever.
We never made any adjustments. Same thing here. 50 points in the paint.
Think it was 2010. I was there
Have a beer or 6.
And unfortunately (or maybe tellingly) it was his last year.
C'mon glen. At least try to fucking play D. Don't lay down
Ellis abusing GRIII - GRIII defense horrid. Dont get how GRIII is a "lottery pick on potential" where Ellis is not even on a single draft board I can find. (Ellis was 24th ranked player in country last year out of HS). Dominanting GRIII.
Whenever I ask why GRIII is considered a lottery pick the response I get is "it's all about his potential".
If he could unlock some of that potential right now.
A different defense, please
Cue Hardaway going 5/5 on his next 5 3-point attempts a la Ohio State.
I just turned the game off. I didn't watch the first 2 and we won. I guess I'm the jinx tonight. My bad.
I hate to tell you, but you're never allowed to watch again.
all season long burke has been able to score in the paint and get to the FT line. Where is this now?
Apparently not part of the game plan with a 7 footer on the floor. We should probably pull Burke huh?
I wish Coach B would ride the refs a lot more. We need every break we can get.
Is it really a strength issue with GR3. He just looks really bored and disinterested in playing defense.
For someone with lots of athleticism, he moves his feet really slow on defense.
see the physical and mental difference between the seniors that KU plays and the freshman that we play. And Burke? He goes into these zombie like trances when stuff isn't falling for him. Just weird. If he would facilitate for GRIII and THJ he might find a rhythm...just very odd with his mood and attitude.
I think Hardaway and Robinson need to stick around another year to learn how to play some defense.
is the number of rebounds we've had in our hands and lost. URRGGGHHH!
Freshman. Withey, Senior, having his way with McGary, freshman. Young, Senior; Johnson, Senior; McLemore one-and-done. We're just up against it.
You are seriously saying withey is having his way with withey!!?? You are respectfully full of shit
but mano a mano against Withey, not so much.
Withey has 10 and 7.
Having his way?
He has to go if hes not even going to give a hard foul...
Anyone feel that this game is being made exponentially worse by the gazillions of commercials?
Burke 1-7 from 3
Trey. No show.
Need to hit our open 3s if we want to have a chance.
Unfortunately the 'Iron' has chose to be unkind as of late. 8 minutes or so of life left...
LET NIK OR TIM SHOOT THOSE BURKE!
buy a damn three.
YES! Two bigs, a penetrator and 2 guys waiting behind the 3 line.
You should be a coach.
Why is McGary the only guy running to the ball?!
Why do we not crash the boards or follow shots? Shot goes up big man to boards everyone else runs away.
McGary has to step up sooner and make a play, not let them throw a floater over his head for easy 2
cause we need one.
We can't stop them getting to the paint or scoring once they get there.
them make layup after layup and nobody steps into their path. Holy fuck.
I knew Kansas would shoot the lights out tonight after all the pregame talk of their recent shooting woes.
The satisfaction of knowing you don't even need the 3 must be nice.
Could be over now.
You have got to be fucking kidding me. Did McGary double jump on that?
Yo Nik if you get your ass beat don't stare quizzically at McGary
He wants McGary to guard Whitey and his man at the same time.
and you're not even a little bit funny. No, it's not okay.
He was mad at Hardaway for not switching on the screen.
Oh well, at least we'll have some good cameo's in "One Shining Moment" in a few weeks
I'm from the future. Littlle do you know.
I find it amazing that Michigan cannot score after a Kansas miss.
Blame Jerry Jones
We honestly need to take some more threes!
This is more commercials than usual.
we've had PLENTY of open threes but not knocking 'em down. No interior D, and not just on the big guys either.
And that's why you're the board moron...
you said the same thing about four posts above, asswipe.
His post is directed at an app troll and not you, just an FYI.
I hope you're joking. If not, jump off a cliff.
We are still in this. Just actually play for 9 minutes. We haven't done it yet, so...
UM fans, please burn down Jerry World on the way out
In spite of everything, if we hit our open 3's and a few more FT's we'd be tied up.
Can we just stay the fuck out of JerryWorld in the future? Nothing but bad memories at that accursed temple to American capitalism.
Belein is a fantastic recruiter. However his style of play is always going to be predisposed to playing a very soft brand of basketball that as the season goes along is going to be exposed. I do not think he can take us to the next level. But thats just me and my opinion. He brought Michigan back from the brink but we may need a new voice to lead us to compete for national titles.
We just need to hire a basketball version of Greg Mattison.
It's the reluctancy to play big.
We can play our free flowing style and hang with anyone. But defensively we can't be elite unless we're better inside.
Even the little girl in the commercial wants more interior defense.
No defense tonight. Writing is on the wall. We are too young against this kind of talent.
Need a Long armed PF to defend in the paint. I don't see any recruit like that coming either.
McGary has been the only positive tonight.
I just don't get how our interior defense can be so terribly bad. It's not like we've got horrible, undersized players in there. We should at least be "adequate" and not "terrible".
I don't get it, if Robinson can't guard anyone and isn't going strong to the basket, and isn't making open shots, what's the point of playing him? Al least Morgan would give us a little boost on defense
Oh, great, here come the "fire Beilein" comments...peace out. I'm not gonna sift through that bullshit the rest of the game.
fuck Jerry Jones and his giant Stadium!
Sweet 16 is right. Michigan is a top 16 team, not top 8.
Yea, but Wichita State is. It's the tournament. Shit happens with matchups and such.
It's about who you play. Lousiville would have been a better match for Michigan than Kansas.
Ouch, that hurt.
Even the scorekeeper feels sorry for us
if they keep giving Kansas points to us
Giving Spike so much run doomed this team. Good season, I guess.
What other option do we have.
Maybe the wrong time to play him so much. But Spike has a monster learning curve when he takes over next year.
Shoulda played more earlier in the year.
Burke lifetime in the NCAA tournament:
17-54 shooting (31.4%)
Now they call a foul and it sends Morgan to the line. Hope he hits em both
Dang! Bad time to be in the bonus ... I guess one is ok
Overall disappoint, especially with the 1st half start, team isn't physically ore tally tough
Sorry, but saying this before the games over when we're down 6 means you'zz a bitch.
As good as GRIII is, with the way he disappears and can't play D...is it really a HUGE loss if he goes to the league?
Burke gone. Hardaway stays. GRIII stays after flirting with scouts.
We NEED a few 7 footers. A rim presence.
Sometimes I hate fellow michigan fans. You watch a few basketball games on TV and suddenly some of you think you're basketball experts. No, you don't know more basketball than coach B does. We're just getting outplayed by a superior basketball team... period.
Average commenter is a genius bc they post REBOUND like its just not clarified enough
This is the style Michigan should play when we are matched up against better half court teams.
Whats the score please
Down 11. 3:45 left.
Hardaway going to the line for a one and one...
Edit: No, we're down 11 but Tim made one so we're down 10. Only 10.
Why take out Morgan????
Everything that Michigan had a problem doing this year such as defense, rebounding, and boxing out has all coming back tonight.
we just need like 6 stops and 8 makes in a row...
I think we should take Robinson out ... Get Morgan for D
Well. Mitch has played withey even or better and we're still down 10. Screw the experts.
Totally agree. My biggest issues tonight:
Even adequate performances would have been enough prolly.
Killed us with his defense. Neutralized Burke single handedly
All offseason. Free throw fucking drills
Stop missing the 1 and 1s!!
Why is there a commercial after every fucking whistle!?!?!?
It is not our night. We have to work so hard for every rebound, every loose ball. We're not "getting the bounces" so to speak. Throw in our 46% free throw shooting, and that's a big part of it. Things are coming easy for Kansas, and difficult for Michigan. I'm not sure what the assignable causes are, but that's my observation.
This game is frustrating. Losing when we play below our potential is difficult to take. I'm sorry but Kansas is not better than us we just are playing bad.
This team have up four minutes ago in the game. You look at their mannerisms between plays and they are defeated.
...with a 6-8 guy in your face helps.
This game is playing out about as well as Michigan could hope for. Just losing all the 50-50 plays and can't hit the shots they have made all year.
4:00 to turn it around
It been a great season. We just ran into a better team. No shame in that. Trey has given us everything he has, but unfortunately for us, Tourney's just arent his thing...
This buick encore commercial makes me want to buy a dinosaur.
People are going to look back and think Kansas shot the lights out. No, we just gave them layups and put backs.
But we could be in this thing. That's what is so frustrating.
If we make some free throws, if we play a bigger lineup, we're right there. In fact, I think we're winning.
GRIII is a very good player, but he's just outsized in this game.
A bigger lineup wasn't going to fix anything. It was going to clog the paint for Burke and THjr and pretty much play into what Kansas wants you to do. You're not replacing GR3 with Shaq, you're replacing him with Morgan... and Morgan's not going to be able to keep up with Kansas' 4 or move him out of the paint.
Could you just give Coach B the benefit of the doubt? If he thought that there was anything he could do that would improve our chances of winning, trust me, he'd be doing it. He cares more about that W than you do.
Free throws have been a major problem since mid-February. I don't know what happened.
From the line
well that was a weak press
Can McGary be the best big in the conference next year?
8 missed FTs
45 seconds of game time, commercial. For fucks sake.
Does Mitch have brothers?
Why is McGary the only one that you never have to question his desire.
McGary has outplayed withey, and it's not even close.
Mitch!! Now please make a couple of 3s
Morgan and LeVert for GRIII and Stauskas.
We didn't then, but we have to now...
We get a stop and a 3 and it's a one possession game.
The weak press frustrates me. All it does is take more time off the clock. If you're not going to commit to the press, don't do it, let the defense get set and let Kansas get the ball back. We may need those 4 seconds later.
Man, this is worse than playoff hockey
GRIII has been invisible. Hardaway and Burke slept through the first half. Next year we got to find the heart to compete every game.
Don't stop believin'.
Okay, now it's over.
Of our team!
I'm really excited for mitch's future. I'm excited to see what he can do next year
McGary will be our leader next year, no matter who comes back.
next yeat as they polish his game.
8 free throws missed and 3 more potential free throws not taken because of missed front ends of 1-1s. Despite being we would still be in this game if we didn't tighten up and be woeful at the line.
Is a great fit with these guys. He's great but some of our guys just get passive in the last 10 min of evey game.
8pts with 7 missed FTS
Don't tease, Michigan. :(
They just keep gridning
with all that "NBA" talent we came four wins short of a title. Not bad. When is the Spring Game? Potential is one thing ... execution is another. This is an experience and defense issue. Just too many mistakes at critical times. If someone leaves for the NBA, that s ion them.
Why be mad and frustrated?!? Kind of a dumb question.
'Almost' is only good enough in hand granades and horseshoes.
We accomplished nothing this year...no big ten title, no big tourney title, no final 4.
Sweet 16 was supposed to be a given.
Young mmmmmmiiiiiigggghhhhttt be the guy I would dong punch (accidentally). If I played basketball.
I'm really excited for mitch's future. I'm excited to see what he can do next year.
Great to see the fight ... We need a lil luck and u never know.
Down 6 with time and most recent comments are about NBA departures and Burke stats.
What a miserable lot.
Why to they like to fuck with my blood pressure. Where was this style of play 15 minutes ago
A stop. A three. A stop. A three. Tie ball game! So close! C'mon blue!
This is why I watch sports.
Why do they do this to me. they have been out of it all game and now they make me feel like there's a chance
That was a weak, weak, weak foul.
Good play by McGary.
Fucked by the refs again.
ALL FUCKING BALL!!!
It was fun while it lasted. sweet 16 run made it a success
Mitch deserves better
just like that.
I'm just glad to see someone on this team willing to put someone on their ass.
Burke for three!
We're a young team relying on freshman to carry us, and our opponent is loaded with bigger, far more experienced experienced seniors who have been in a title game, as well as a one and done lottery pick.
Whether or not Michigan makes a miracle comeback, this is great experience for the guys coming back next year.
End this already.
ummmmmmm. Don't know what to think.
Are two of the worst calls I've seen in a long time
my heart doesn't need this
Wow ... This would be a 1 possession game if not for the bad foul call. Ok let's try for steals or put them on the line for 1 and 1s
I'm pleading with you Coach B, PLEASE go offense/defense. PLEASE.
Morgan and LeVert for Stauskas and GRIII.
If you get "stuck" with them on offense, so what. Burke and THJ are going to take all the shots now.
Are two of the worst calls I've seen in a long time
my heart doesn't need this
Damn it all to hell free throws earlier
WHY THE FUCK ARE WE NOT FOULING?!
Oh that's why, hah.
Phew! Nice hustle Robinson
I'll be quiet now.
My point has been proven.
and make a three.
I love our heart. It's frustrating to think of all the wasted possessions beforehand, but we still have a slim chance because we haven't quit.
Please give us one chance to tie or win it in the end - that's all I ask
Please ask for something else now
Is a win too much to ask? Please give us the ball to end OT with the game tied ...
You ask and you shall receive!
Proud of the fight we're showing, win or lose
No participation awards for trying...
Foul Withy. Miss the front end of the 1 and 1. Burke rolls around a screen, hits the 3, get fouled. Hits the free throw. Mich up 1.
Don't like it
Too much time!!!!!!!!
Can we catch a break?
OMFG TIE GAME!!!
WHAT THE FUCK JUST HAPPENED
Oh my fucking fuck god holy amazleballs shit.
I love Trey!
I don't give a fuck about my bracket. Fuck Kansas
Well at least if we send this to OT we have the momentum.
much time left. How about a steal and shot?
4.2 seconds left....please get this to OT...dont bring down this high pleaseeeeeeee
The in.bounder, for the love of god.
I can't believe we're in overtime
HOLY SHIT OVERTIME!!!!
Happy Big Bird
Scroll now to see the idiotic comments that rolled out
Or just comment on the commentators?
If you're not going to have the balls to post your thoughts you're just trolling.
Does it really take balls to be optimistic and supportive? Some/most of the recent comments are pathetic.
He's no TREY BURKE, we go to OHVURTIME!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow! Now let's win this!
it's games like these they are taking years off my life
I LOVE YOU MORE THAN LIFE ITSELF TREY
Still gave up waaaay too good of a look.
Amen to that.
OH. MY. GOD.
TREY MOTHERFUCKING BURKE.
GO BLUE. FINISH THEM.
Vaguely remember last game these two played (last year) goign to OT