Good strategy. Foul him every time he touches the ball.
Michigan mens basketball vs. Illinois open thread
Hack - a - Max
Ladies and gentlemen I give you the ESPM "worst of the worst" for next Friday.
Nice stroke on that one.
Haters can suck it!
And now he crushes two. Free throws are weird.
in the game and stick it to groce
Stauskas coming up HUGE
...is doing their best to give us this game. We need to accept their offer. (Thanks Nik)
I love me that Canadian!
Refs definitely don't want Michigan to have a double digit lead.
Seriously. Virtually every Illinois possession this half has had a foul called.
Our big men need to stop fouling!
I hate the big guys picking up stupid fouls 25 feet away from the basket. They do it all the time.
The refs felt they did not get nearly enough air time in the first half.
Canadian breathing room.
Does anyone else love hot sauce on popcorn? I'm munchin' away right now.
I do Louisiana only on popcorn
YES! Frank's. Sometimes Sriracha.
that's my fav!!
Yes! I was introduced to this by some Mexican friends of mine and ermahgerd is it delicious! I use some Mexican brand whose name I forget...
or they found their whistles at halftime
This is why consistency in officiating is so important. The first half they were letting the guys play, and now everything is a foul.
We can't keep hedging so far on the ball screens, the refs are calling it every time down the floor now.
Maybe it's just me, but sometimes basketball frustrates the hell out of me cause I can never get a consistent read on what's a foul unless its super obvious.
It's almost as bad as hockey as to where there are make up calls everywhere after a while.
Stauskas turned to say some things to the student section for 2.0ish seconds after the three. That's an eternity. He's gonna get burned getting back on D eventually.
Yeah I noticed that too. His guy did too because he was rushing to get back. Keep it short and sweet.
Stop me if you've heard this one before....
Underdog team doesnt get the benefit of "home cooking' in first half. Coach complains about lack of free throws even though his team is jacking up nothing but threes after 5 seconds are gone in shot clock.
2nd half team gets benefit of every single 50-50 call as the B1G "even things up" a bit.....
Why does Illinois so vehemently think that Michigan is its rival? Lotta hate going on in that arena
Annoys the hell out of me.
The "sharting center"?
...make you truly appreciate Jordan Morgan.
He's sort of the stablizer down low. He'd grab these rebs we can't seem to grab, he'd catch these passes we're fumbling.
He's not going to shine, but that's not what we need. We need him to do exactly what he does. Hopefully Horford can be that force for us.
i would like to see a two-on-two pick and roll game with burke and stauskus. stauskus sets pick and rolls to the 3.
Bielfeldt with some strong work!
TOUGH!!!!! Love it!!!
great job filling in
We get a 50/50 ball! Fuck yes Max! That's what we need!
I'm guessing the crowd isn't laughing quite as hard at Max anymore!
Illinois is on the verge of being run out of their own building.
but coming out of the commercial break, the PBP guy saying "Michigan up by 8".
Now that's some defense!!!!!
TOs by the illini. the game is slipping away...