I hope we don't make shirts like Wisconsin did a few years ago and then lost the next day
Michigan mens basketball vs. Illinois open thread
Did they make #1 shirts?
This should elevate us to #1 in the land. Nice.
No more Trey Burke Iso...
THJ with the NBA skillz!!! #1 #1 #1
Say hello to the new #1 team in the land.
Yay, Big Ten road win!
Hope Morgan gets well soon.
Number 1 bitches...number 1
What a tough win they really earned it tonight. Here's to #1!!!!!
#1 baby! Doens't really MEAN anything but WOOOOOOO!
So, I wondered why all the love for Morgan was happening on this thread? Last game it was "Morgan f$#king sucks" "Pull him out" "Why is Morgan in?" etc. Crazy turnaround, I see.
No, last game it was "stop running plays for Morgan..."
Well, I recall a lot more vulgarity than just that. Maybe for you it was, for others, it wasn't.
Good win! Never really in doubt, either. Michigan is just going to be a better team than most anybody else.
I'm really good at calling these games, folks
Brent Petway is finally correct. Michigan numba one, numba one
Just a smart man, knows the game of basketball.
I really feel like Beilein is the most underrated coach in the NCAA at this point. He's done some fantastic work bringing back this program, and he just seems like a great guy and coach overall.
Yawn...faded izzone lies
His biggest achievement is being the man that he is. Graduating the players and developing their talent. Now he has a program that is ready to dominate for a long time. That's why you're here isn't it? Little bro....
We're #1! We're #1!
Bacari on The Journey right now.
but dude needs to work on his pregame speeches. The Purdue pep talk in the episode you're referring to, and the one from OSU were both a little lame...jmo
He's often corny, and admitted it, but those speeches serve to diffuse the tension.
It shows the talent of this team because I didn't think we really played up to our complete ability and we still domianted Illinois on the road.
This is the 2nd game in a row I thought we didn't start playing like we should until we stepped up our effort and energy defensively. Both times in the 2nd half it clicked and we really took off from there.
I'd love to see us bring it from the opening tip, but I'm glad to win on the road in conference against a good, not great team.
Morgan - Damn. I hope he's healthy for IU...we need him against Zeller.
Robinson - He showed me a lot this game. He's gotten better defensively and he showed even more skill on the offensive end with that drive to the hoop in the first half. I'd love to see him play SF a little bit but we just have so much guard depth it's pointless. GRIII played a great game, his play is perfect for this team because he's in the right spot at all times.
Stauskas - Welcome back! I'm always harder on Nik than most because I know shooting isn't everything. Stauskas played (BY FAR) his best B1G game. He just settled down and let the game come to him. I only recall one forced shot. But he picked his spots and attacked. I also thought he played decent defensively. He still helps off his man too much, but Illinois couldn't hit a damn thing so it didn't matter. All in all, MVP of the game along with Horford.
Robinson - He's gotten so much better and so much more consistent. Love his game right now.
Burke - Welp. That was pretty "meh." Definitely Burke's worst game of the year. What frustrated me the most was all of the ISOs...RUN SOMETHING! Even a pick and roll, something, ANYTHING. I think the only ISO he made was at the end of the first half. He seriously was like 1-14 on those plays. He did step it up defensively, so props there.
McGary - Welp. That was pretty "meh." Definitely McGary's worst game of the year. He couldn't catch the ball. He couldn't rebound. He didn't make any hustle plays. No energy. He looked lost. He seriously looked like he was playing feeling under the weather. There wasn't even the arms waving! Hopefully he can bounce back because Max B. and Horford both played much better tonight.
Horford - Feels good to watch him play...feels better to watch him play well. He played OUTSTANDING tonight. His best game of the year. One thing about all of these NBA sons, brothers, etc. is that we have some really SMART kids on this team. THJ, Robinson and Horford clearly understand the game of basketball. Horford like GRIII was always in the right spot. You could just tell he "gets it." He understands time and possession. Loved his game tonight.