Smotrycz being Smotrycz. Missing shots and giving up and-ones.
Michigan Illinois open thread
A horrible sequence of plays, and singlehandedly let Illinois back into the game
Morgan must be in some serious pain....Thank god Hardaway is getting hottttt at the right time of the year!
Let's start getting to the line and making the freebies woo!
Also, I hope Tim can finish this game off as strong as he's played all night, this is trending to be his best night ever.
No, but a good solid game.
Is keeping us in the game
Why is nothing ever easy? Stupid road games.
You see Ohio girls every day and you still ask that question?
Why does Smot play defense like he just chugged a beer and spun around 10 times?
Now I recognize how he plays!
God, so many timeouts.
Can we put Morgan back in now? I'd take a one-armed Morgan over Smot at this point. What happened to him this year?
I would take a one-legged Morgan at this point...THe toughness and approach isn't even remotely comparable...
Fucking brutal. Bench please.
Looks Like Morgan is coming back in....Thank god...
Let's close this out!
Smot definitely isn't playing great, but when I think back to that McLimans game I realize it could be a lot worse.
"Business Decision"...Yo r a funny man Jalen. Let him be the college hoops announcer pls
Must Tivo all games for now on. My head is hurting from all these ads
I didn't know they still had them in Lexington!
It's the team managers...
lol @ Illini fan saying "numba one!!!" about three times.
YES! Get to the line!
Hardaway has a double double
Smot fouling out can't hurt. Sheesh, rough day.
Smotty fouled out, soo everyone gets his wish. One-armed morgan is back.
5 and 14! Good game Smotrycz...wait, that is five fouls in 14 minutes? Wow
How do you miss a 7'1 guy pushing off?
You call a foul on the guy getting shoved.
OK that call was fucking horrible. Leonard just threw a guy and got the call...
Good thing for us Illinois doesn't know they are losing
push off on Stu - twice.
Lost the ball
Novak draws a charge. In other news, water is wet.
Novak drew a charge!!!
Pss... its NOVAK!!!
I know...just caught up in the moment...
Novak drawing the chargeeeeeeeee
Jaylen hates you.
I love Novak
Novak, doing what novak does. Taking charges and making webber turn brian kelly purple.
Erry day he's hustlin'
Love ya Jalen.
Novak: Every play he's hustling!
"every play he's hustlin'". Jalen Rose, everybody.
how do you let that happen!!!!
thought it was a 5 sec call???
Man, Novak needs to step up with his game.
but he has some serious NBA tools
and he is weak with the ball and a poor passer
I do...Athletic 7 footer....who would want that?
Jalen on Novak: "Every play he's hustling"
The refs are calling fouls now before things even happen. It's crazy!
Everyday he's husteling? At some points this sounds like three firiends getting drunk and saying wahtever comes to mind. It's great.
VHS machine? I can't be the only one that sounded weird to.
Of course. A VHS machine. haha
Jalen Rose is fantastic tonight.
i especially liked the comment regarding northwestern never making the tourny "wilbon must be rolling over in his grave"...not dead yet.
EVERY PLAY HE'S HUSTLIN!!!
13-13 FT. NICE!
Jalen thinks all rules should be the same across all levels of basketball. Where is this coming from?
He didn't say all rules should be the same, but that they should be closer than they currently are.
Missed layups and tips. We're bad around the rim.
Its so frustrating to watch! IMO it always seems as though its Morgan and Novak that are the guilty parties...Its even harder to watch when its a close game. I've never seen them with a problem like this until this year. Maybe because the team is under the microscope so much more, but man we got to correct those small misses when it comes tourney time!
Trey Burke is glorious. He didn't finish, but that was a pro drive right there. Unreal.
Who remembers those TV stands on wheels with one of those super-heavy TV sets on the top shelf and a VCR or DVD player on the middle shelf?
Who remembers turning a dial to change channels?
Film projectors anyone?
i remember the filmstrips with the tape recorder narration. with the beeps to let you know when to show the next frame.
We got Greek Mythology and Geology that way in the 4th grade. 1990s.
how about a sony betamax.
please don;t let Novak touch the ball, he's not in this game emotionally
where was this team against Purdue.
Bruce Weber. Nice knowing ya !
Is going to take forever...
No! How can we miss free throws!
We suck... :)
Jalen Rose is straight gooning now
I love Jalen Rose.
Jalen is singing........
Jalen with some very awkward vocals.
"Goodnight sweetheart its time to go"
Jeeze Jalen. I want whatever you had before you called the game.
Let's go OSU... ? I feel dirty, but I love banners.
I am with you....will not watch the game, but B1G champions would be awesome and overdue
Jalen (singing): Goodnight sweethart, its time to go?
Anyone know what this is from?
Learn your oldies
Ooooold school do-wop song. My dad loved that stuff. The Platters although maybe it was a remake though.
You just earned yourself a terrible Youtube video of yourself singing!
Still love ya big guy, xoxo
Love how much fun he is having. And he's trending on Twitter? Crazy.
Love how much fun he is having. And he's trending on Twitter? Crazy.
Just let it end, Illinois. No more fouling, please.
another great game for burke, but game ball to THJ for his great play on both ends. a break-out performance which will hopefully continue going forward.
Can we put together a mix tape of Jalen Rose for this game.
Jalen needs to do color more often. It's..... different.
I love it!
He's a funny guy.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! Can't stop laughing. I like how no one acknowledges it.
sha na na
The game is over!!!
How can every trip not go thru Leonard???
Good, tough road win.
*Cough*, *Cough* . . . Go Bucks.
I have no problem with it whatsoever. If it gets us a B1G BB Championship, something we have not seen since 1986, I'll root for Woody's corpse.
Great Win guys.
Carlton comes in? Coincidences?
Morgan looks like hes about to cry. big guy in some serious pain.
WOO ROAD WIN!!!
Keep hope alive!!!
Win baby just Win. PennSt, you are next.
Great win guys! Let's close out the season strong and hopefully grab a banner!
Good win. On to Penn State and then hope that OSU pulls out the win at State.
I just want MsU to lose.
Go Bucks! Wait...what?
I think you mean Boo Sparty. That just makes me feel better about myself. Try it.
I will still hold the Meteor as #1 in my heart whenever Big Ten schools from Michigan and Ohio with the word "State" in their title play.
Up tonight. From what it sounds like is going on down in Champaign, that team showed up and played a decent game. I was afraid of a tire-fire showing up but they brought it together and represented themselves well on Sr. Night. Good game Michigan. It all boils down to Sunday! Go Blue.
Great win, but I'm concerned over Morgan's shoulder, he really seemed to be favoring it at the end of the game. If your Belien, do you contemplate sitting him agains PSU to get ready for the upcoming tournaments?
Last time we won here I was MGrowmiddleaged........
Well, at least you got that avatar there to keep you young
Is it just me or have most B1G teams lost on their Senior Day at home this year? Hopefully MSU will continue that trend (fingers crossed)
Did I get that right?
on how well we played on the road after they kept the game so close in the 2nd half. Wow first win there in 17 years and now 14 straight wins after a loss 4th best streak in the nation in that catergory. And best part of this we can still get that share we all so very badly want since I was 6 in 1986.
or does Stu look like James Franco?
Is about 5' 7"
72-61 Michigan final. We break that stupid 1995 streak at last.
Someone needs to tell novak that he is a Senior, bring some leadership to the team. March needs you Novak!!
72-61 final. Good win on the road. If Hardaway and Burke play the way they played today, we can be very dangerous in the tournament. With that said, I can not believe I am saying this, but lets go bucks! If we can get a share of the B1G title, I will be ecstatic but we need to take care of penn state first.
Excellent performance from THJ throughout the game. Smot, ugh. Major regression from last year. He continues to pick up bad fouls and even looks lost sometimes in the offensive rhythm.
I wouldn't say he's regressed. He looked like this most of the time last year as well. His stats are actually up across the board this year.
great job on the ft line.
great job on the ft line.
Hey, how many other games have we led from beginning to end?
The home game against the Bucks.
I remember our home game against MSU and our road game against Purdue were of a similar variety (though closer). Held the lead the whole first half and most of the second half, gave it up, won it in the end.
Hey, how many other games have we led (or been tied) from beginning to end?
Do we win the tie breaker with osu? Are we now set as a 2 seed in the btt regardless of what happens (assuming we beat psu)
How would we win the tie breaker? If they beat MSU and we beat PSU.. we have same conf record. 1-1 against OSU, and they have a better overall record. So i doubt it
Goes to record against next best opponent first. We're 1-0 against wisconsin and their 1-1, so we get the edge.
Overall record does not come into play until later. It's record against next team down the standings. We are 1-0 against Wisconsin, they are 1-1. So I think we are a 2 seed
THJ, where has that shooting touch been all year? I can't even bring myself to say 'go O---,' so let's just focus on beating PSU for now.
great job on the ft line.
6/7 FG 4/4 3pt. FG 9/10 FT 11 Rebs 25 Pts - Tim Hardaway Jr.
7/13 FG 2/3 3pt FG 5/6 FT 5 Ast 21 Pts - Trey Burke
Those are College Basketball "stars" stat lines. Very good game by those two. The others left a bit to be desired for, but when you have 40+ pts from two players, the rest of the team doesn't need to accel as much. But they did play as a team and won as a team with the aforementioned stars leading the way.
(Team, 21/23 FT. This would be nice to see more of; not just getting to the line but making them).
Maybe THJ was just saving his second half surge for a later date this year as he suspects we'll be making a deep run in the tournament.
Are praying that this is what is occuring/soon-to-be occuring! Great time to start heating up, March is here.
So this is the game I missed. (Why couldn't I have missed the Purdue one?) All I have to say is, it's about damn time we won down there. I can remember 3 different times we lost there by 2, including last year. I remember one game down there under Amaker where we played a flawless first half and led by 16 at the break only to end up losing by 4. Finally a win.
For those who got to watch the game, were the Illini students wearing their Muck Fichigan t-shirts? They always wear them when we play them in football.
You just have to wear your, "Fuck Juice, Drink Beer" shirts. Those are out of style because Juice Williams is gone, but that doesn't stop me from wearing it around the house.
If Timmy is going to come alive now, it's a darn good time. If he's hot, we'll be hard to beat for ANYONE.
Edit: Also wanted to mention that it's good to see Colton Christian accruing some stats. I'd nearly written that guy off. 2 points on 1-1 shooting, a block, a TO and a Foul in 7 minutes ain't much, but at least he did as much good as he did harm, and didn't look totally out of place. Good to see.
May be semantics, but we should be clear that we are routing for MSU to lose, not routing for ohio to win...that is if the meteor does not come through in the end.
I've been rooting for the asteriod this whole week.
Late at night, after some victory lubrication, I understand. I didn't check all 500 of these comments, so I am sorry if already noted, but this game was just like the earlier game in Ann Arbor. We got a big lead and they exhausted themselves in a furious comeback. When Meyers went back to the bench to catch his breath, it seemed to me that the game was already over for them.