Michigan Nebraska open thread
Glenn with the 3!
Cracked. Game on. 3-3 huskers
DAMN IT! I want beer so badly. My resolution is to not drink beer for three months, so I'm dying for April to get here.
What's the beer of choice tonight? I've got The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout.
Have you heard that 2014 rocks?
5 -3 corndudes
Um.....it's 2.5 minutes into the game.
I say again...they need to make the blue uniforms the home uniforms. These look so awesome. Get rid of white, make maize road, and blue home.
With the solid D!!
What in the fuck is on Petteway's face?
Good drive, good start...needs a bounce back game
Walton with the take!!!
... Make free throws ...
Apparently anytime anyone makes a semblance of a move towards the basket it is a foul. General bball comment, not even necessarily this game.
Foul constantly....need to keep getting into the lane
If you are going to foul make sure he doesn't get the shot off.
yeah, not sure where the foul was there
That group can husk my corn cob
Is this the first time we have had Sean Farnham call a Michigan game? So far he has been pleasant. He doesn't have an irritating voice like other announcers.
He did the home game against Purdue last year, quite the man crush on McGary.
Is it just me or is GRIII really turning it on this year? Sorry if this is a late observation, I haven't really been paying too much attention to shootyhoops.
I wouldn't say this year, but in the last couple games he has been more aggressive.
Anyone else notice the crazy lights on our side of the floor?
Walton's not playing very well so far. Spike in now.
Is this streamed anywhere? My sat box died!
Nik Stauskas - not just a jump shooter
Spike Albrecht - the kid with the great first half in the national championship game
Hate that both teams have carbon copy Adidas uniforms...
Petteway's beard reminds me of this.
"Gary, if for some reason your cover is blown, and the terrorists take you prisoner, well, you'll probably want to take your own life. Here, you better have this."
Petteway with two fouls already.
I want the M at center court of Crisler to have a darker wood state of Michigan shape behind it. Looks awesome on Nebraska's court.
Meh. The block M looks glorious regardless. I like that it's bigger now, not like when it was tiny during the 90s.
Need to see less of LeVert dominating the ball until he improves as a distributor. He should get touches in the flow of the offense where he can do some damage, as opposed to starting out with the ball up top and driving into three guys.
NIT flags, Cornhuskers
They couldn't find a stall to show without TP in the bowl?
Tim miles: future actors
They did not just show a picture of one of the shitters. That was just a figment of my imagination.
At least there wasn't a shit floating in the toilet!
I must admit, that did cross my mind as well.
OT: So we're buliding a new house and moving in Monday. We stop in every day to see what's new and what's going on. Tuesday I was excited to see all of our new plumbing fixtures installed, until I lifted the lid on the toilet in the master bath and was greeted by a brown beast in a hot tub of yellow. In MY. DAMN. TOILET. Not only do I not get the satisfaction of the first dump in my own toilet, but I'll be haunted by that sight forever. It's almost like your virgin bride cheating on you on your wedding night.
Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.
How the hell are we to the point where selling your swanky practice facility includes showing off freaking TVs in the toilet stalls?
If that's what it takes to get recruits to come to your school, high school kids are pretty damn shallow these days.
Those looked like prison crappers that you see in movies.
You're playing basketball at Nebraska. Isn't that basically sort of like prison anyway?
Crappy-ass foul on Morgan. Officials quick with the whistles so far.
Come for the babes, stay for the indoor plumbing
But that's not a foul for Stauskas? Right.
That one was right in his eye
Jesus first Nik gets hammered then GRIII gets hit on his shot and we still dont get a call. Yet everything under our hoop is a foul
He was even fouled on that shot
pretty sure Nebraska stepped out of bounds on that foul
Seemed that way
Put the fucking whistle in your god damn pocket and let them play basketball.
Spike silences the crowd!
And then he gets his 3rd 3. Harumph. Nebraska killing us with 3s right now.
Come to Nebraska. Watch TV while you shit.
Just like last year in Big ten play. Someone shoots lights out against us.
Damn Gallegos. Why do we bring out the best in him?
Four straight threes? Who does that?
I take solace in the fact that it can't possibly continue like that.
Might want to cover the arc guys.
Take the lead, cue the BEATZ.
Why does Horford think he needs to put up a shot everytime. I don't think he has ever kicked it back out to a shooter.
Nebraska can't miss from range right now
Oh spike can't play any D
Michigan's offense looks lost. Has been that way most of the year.
As soon as we took J-Mo out, momentum shifted.
Well, Nebraska won't keep shooting like this. Still, we should have jumped on them early when they were cold. Been playing a half step too slow on defense all night.
That was fugly.
Try watching Mo cheeks everynight. Belien calls TO quick in comparison.
Is it just me or is Nebraska rocking Jock Jams volume 2 during every break?
Is it just me or is Nebraska rocking Jock Jams volume 2 during every break?
Jesus tits we need to defend the three. Mean, pls be regressed to?
Anyone know why the cornhusker's mascot is a cowboy?
Nebraska is what? 4-4 from long range? Who wants to bet they don't finish at 100% from beyond the arc? Defense has been a bit lacking so far, a half step behind as someone else said.
Nebraska is hot from 3 point land right now. It won't last too long. I still see Michigan winning by 10-15 points! Good to see them without a super slow part this game, though.
Alright, I'm already going to start bitching about the refs. Let's let them play basketball?
Wish we could get an offensive rebound.
These fouls are lulzy.
Nebraska's slapping the shit out of Robinson and Stauskas, but Albrecht gets a foul for breathing.
These refs are so whistle-happy.
Haha 3 in a row
Levert hasn't played well since about the Duke game.
When Albrecht just traveled, he rushed for more yards than Michigan's offense did this fall against Nebraska.
Was that 3 straight travels in a row?
Is about to hit Diamond status with all the trav----BOO GET OFF THE STAGE
Just a shooter?
No. No, he's not.
That was an ugly shot until it went in
Almost got very mad right there
Both teams look like garbage. The difference is, that's normal for Nebraska.
It looks like we don't have any idea what we wanna do offensively. Three guys standing around while two guys run an aimless pick and roll because the dribbler has no plan and no one is moving.
That may have been the dumbest commercial for a college ever. It looked really well done and was actually a pretty good commercial, if it was for like a cell phone or something. But not for a college. Come to Nebraska, you can... go to a concert...?
And don't forget shit while you watch TV. At least if you're on the basketball team.
Beilein on that travel call. "No. No. No. NO!"
Why is that kid wearing a penis on his head?
Better question: why is he going "WOO HOO!!" into the camera with said appendage on his head? What made him think that was a good idea?
I know you're Nik Stauskas, but that shot. Woof.
Those Nebraska scrubs look really scub-like.
Nobody seems to be able to penetrate to the key at the moment, either Nebraska is doing a good job at stopping it or we just aren't trying hard enough to force play in the middle of the lane.
Walton has been hot garbage tonight. Not creating, not distributing, not doing much of anything. Prove me wrong DW!
Exactly. Who else can I call out????
Let's go with Horford for the 2nd half.
Well, he did just chuck one in from 55 feet, so there's that.
I have yet to watch a game live this year that we have won. Maybe I should go to bed?
Sloppy, sloppy half for everyone but GRIII.
It's like we're afraid to drive for fear of getting called for an offensive foul or suffer a no-call. Might be a legit fear.
Michigan has taken some really bad shots thinking they were going to draw a foul only they didn't call them.
They went for a stretch there where they were paying too much attention to the refs.
Just get back to moving the ball around.
may be the quickest player i've ever seen at michigan
No chance he's quicker than Burke. He moves so slowly laterally on defense.
Hahah sick shot from Walton.
You can review that all you want, but that one is good.
SICK BUZZER BEATER!!!!!!!
Whoa! Halfcourt three!!!
I just pooped.
Nice end to the half!
Somebody make a joke about Burke never doing that, quick!
It's good! He got it off!
We all did when we saw that shot.
2014 baby! Usually that shit happens to us
Exactly! Nice to be on the good side for once!
Announcer jinx! Not going to halftime tied. Suck it!
Finally, One of those cursed shots finally goes down for Michigan!!!!!!
You can tell we're not Wisconsin because we didn't need the backboard.
Death to backboards.
Kinda of hilarious that he hit that and didn't act excited at all. Just started walking.
That's the first time I can ever remember a team I route for hitting on a prayer to end a half
You missed "The Trey" last year?
To be fair that wasn't quite at the buzzer.
Little different, Trey's was a jump shot from about 10 feet closer, but I screamed,Yes, a heck of a lot louder on Burkes three. Thanks for the memory though, I'll up vote ya later when I'm on my PC.
There's your key for Walton, keep his shots behind the mid-court line.
Not sure why all the haters.
Young team that goes on the road in the big 10. The big 10 is easily the best conference. Even these crap teams are hard to beat on the road.
And D Walt makes a half court shot as I'm typing.
The term ''hater'' is used very loosely these days.
Holy shit! They totally jinxed Nebraska there haha. Looks like we'll head to halftime with the score tied... NOPE
Way to shoot it Walton!
That was a fairly nice shot.
Maybe we should start chucking deep shots like that, since our half court offense has been so dysfunctional.
I hope that wakes these guys up. Just really seems like they're going through the motions tonight. Nebraska laying back defensively and just sort of clogging the lane and waiting for rebounds is lulling us to complacency, I think. Defensively, we just aren't moving well.
Nebraska has very little talent, but I'm impressed with the screens they throw and the general flow of their offense. Give Miles some talent and they could be pretty good.
I think that's the first halfcourter I've ever seen a Michigan player make.
I remember Chauncey Billups making one (against the Nets?) in the playoffs for the Pistons, but don't ever remember it happening to Michigan.
Sheed had one against the Nuggets in a random regular season game.
I was at that game. His reaction was fantastic.
That's right - I remember that one.
Found it on YouTube!
2 big ones that were long: D Harris vs ND in the NIT, and Burke had a long shot at the end of game sometime late last year.
Other than those, the only one I remember in Washtenaw County was in EMU's last game in their old building for the win
All those Arizona highlights for a four point halftime lead.
Walton's shot gets my vote for One Frame At A Time, Ace.
WTF is up with all the empty seats at UCLA against the #1 team?? Pathetic.
It's a Los Angeles team. They never show up.
Must be the icy weather in Los Angeles. . . .er, maybe not.
That was cool. We get about 15 more of those and we'll know what it feels like to be Bo Ryan.
Fuck backboards, Wisconsin and Ohio...D Walt goes nothin but nylon.
Some select halftime numbers:
Sorry to mention the NBA but THJ just had a nasty jam over Ray Allen. Disrespectful!
Nebraska is playing some solid defense, credit to them. Michigan has struggled at times to get a flow going. Backdoor cuts and the pick n roll have been limited and difficult to maneuver due to the aforementioned defense. I'm curious to see what Beilein and co. come up with for an offensive scheme for the beginning minutes of the 2nd half to open things up.
Mentioned multiple times tonight that Mitch is out all year. Has this actually been said by the program? All I have seen is indefinitely.
We need to play better on both ends. Pretty simple.
Halftime question: Does Mitch come back? Would he even get drafted after not playing much and back surgery? Does he risk another year of college bball or try to get a pay check?
Hardaway Jr. just posterized Ray Allen
Holy crap! We got an offensive rebound!
Ummmm thank you refs?
Why can we not stop ANYBODY from driving to the rim?????
We are really bad at stopping penetration. Opposing PGs are killing us.
Yes. All season. We miss Burke's offense, but his defense was so undervalued!
That pass by Morgan. Well done
That was a pretty slick give and go.
That basketball that everyone was bitching about went off of Nebraska. I rewinded it.
I actually thought that live. Couldn't understand why the announcers were so irate.
Wasn't that one obvious? I don't get why there was no replay.
I'm sure some are decent looking ones but the Gophers and Cornhusker cheerleaders (the ones shown) have been ugly!
I was actually going to comment that some of them look way too hot for Nebraska. Maybe we have different tastes.
I have a question for those more knowledgeable of basketball. Is anyone other than GRIII and Mitch a risk to leave before 4 years? It would be nice to have upperclassmen on the team someday. In two years we could have a really solid roster if people stay.
He's already projected by some to be a first round pick
Stauskas could leave early I guess. He was getting some real positive press earlier but I think they will stick around.
Really though, all it takes is to get hot in tournament time and get hyped up to shoot up the draft board.
Is it just me or is there a ridiculous amount of glare on the floor from shit flashing on the jumbotron? Really annoying.
I think it's from the ad banners on the upper deck. It's annoying
I seem to only notice them when we have the ball.
Yeah, it's like a disco party on the court.
We look flat
1-3-1 time...switch this up
Why was LeVert inexplicably standing alone under the basket on the last defensive series? Petteway stepped out to the three point line and nobody followed him. Our (lack of) defensive awareness is frustrating at times.
Had to double check but Spike definitely pinched someone's nipple on the bench at the 18:37 mark in the second half. I suspect that would be good gif material.
Jesus Levert sucks tonight
Tonight???? Pretty much since Duke.
Stop turning the ball over. Damn.
Well that was a terrible inbound pass.
guys, don't blow this game.
Damn they look bad right now.
I always end up hating the fans of any team we play on the road. But I'm the exact same way when it's us. Maybe I just hate basketball fans? Seems likely.
Same here, except I'm fine with our fans.
Always great when the commentators call various calls "interesting" or "curious." also definitely jock jams.
This just isn't a good team tonight. It's looking like another season of sweating out the bubble watch. Hopefully they can pull this one out, though. Improved or not, this would be an embarrassing loss.
There is no tempo or pace to this game and it is hard to watch, oh also we are playing like trash right now, get it together guys. We just need to re group and go to work and leave with a W
Irvin gets beat, and then Stauskas and Robinson stand there and just watch a shorter player lay it in right in front of them. That's how this team has played defense most of tonight.
This is an ugly 4-5 minute stretch. No aggressiveness on defense, lack of ball movement...come on
Lose this game and they'll have to scratch and claw to make the tourney. Why does this team always blow on the road?
I hate watching Michigan play anything
Then don't watch.
Important game to make March a Madness - don't need a bad loss.
is there any coach you'd rather have draw up a play than coach B?
Have we gotten a stop in this half? Our defense sucks!
Shields is no GR3
We are damn sloppy tonight.
They had no pts off UM turnovers in first half, we had 12.
Sloppy a bit now, but Nebraska hasn't taken advantage
It's gonna be a dogfight the rest of the way.
Levert has had his issues tonight, but he has made some pretty plays on offense as well.
5-7 from the floor
Lavert got a few steps there
Horford looks awful tonight. Somebody needs to get nasty on defense. Nebraska is getting good looks all night.
How is this game even close. This is a joke.
How many times have guys passed up open 3s off swing passes? I know Levert drove for 2 there but he had a wide open 3. Seems like we're tentative to shoot them. Except Irvin, who chucks it up if he's open or not!! Catch fire, young fella!
Shooting 57% on the road and still trailing. Too many turnovers and absolutely zero defense thus far. Time to go zone?
Nebraska Offense = uncontested three's and a gazillion layups. Our D is horrible tonight.
Is Morgan okay? He seemed to be limping earlier and he's been out awhile.
Can't watch the game as Comcast took a crap. Doesn't sound good, am I wrong?
We need someone to step up or this could be a terrible loss
What monkey was working that camera in the locker room? I think I have a migraine now.
His name was Al... Too soon!
Is almost too painful to quanitify. He forces bad rotations regularly when he gives up penetration and inexplicably finds himself nowhere near his man.
Nice play. Stauskas to J Mo.
Let nik run point
Are we ever going to get a call?
Woo, Stauskas to Morgan twice in a row!
J-Mo playing huge minutes tonight, need someone from the bench to step up down the stretch here.
Offense needs to run through Nik, I think that's clear.
Levert missed an easy two then watched the Nebraska guy offensive rebound over him.
Hear me out. Amazing coach, great attention to detail and baller!
What could have been if Stauskas and Mitch had gotten the chance to develop this kind of PnR chemistry. No offense to Morgan, but Mitch is very much his superior in that kind of action. God, they could have been dominant.
Morgan's always been good on the pick and roll, actually. He almost averaged double-figures his freshman year off them.
Let's get a lil run and put em away!
Can't seem to get a run going.
Nebraska is due to mis a free throw at some point
Need to get back to fundamentals. No more flashy plays
No look passes
Levert was supposed to be a defensive specialist but people have driven around him so easily all season.
I wish we would actually foul and hot allow an attempt if they are going to foul. Too many and 1 opportunities.
GR3 was determined to get a steal that time down the floor. Love that
That was perfect anticipation of where the pass was going to go. He helped off his man and made a great steal.
Pretty weak foul, even if it is a rule. Walton was sliding on the floor and the other guy turned into him.
not only in this game but in the lead
Someone has to GIF the Stauskas self-spank after that three!!! Classic!
Someone should tweet at Ace so he can have that in his "one frame at a time" post.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups are the new Zac Brown Band.
The last two possessions on D have seen noticeably more effort. Guys jumping into lanes, staying down, looking for steals - I wish we saw this intensity at least twice as often.
Carl's Jr commercial; that girl had some nice tatas!
Sean "empty possessions" Farnham
Not sure if that was a pass or a shot
The way we have played defense and the way Nebraska has shot, how do they not have 60 points?
That did look clean from that angle for Nebraska. It's ok though, we can't make our free throws anyways.
Are we the worst FT shooting team in the country?
We are 32nd at 74.5%
But it seems like we're the worst. Especially in the last 5 minutes of games.
GAH! Missed FTs!!
Some of the worst PnR defense you'll ever see from Horford there. The whole point of the hard hedge is to stop the ballhandler from waltzing right around you.
Damn, we're just not very good on D. It just feels like an effort and attention issue.
When was the last time Stauskas missed both?
It's been that kind of night
Gotta make free throws, I feel this is a common theme the past 2 seasons.
to see if stauskas is significantly worse at shooting ft's late in games
If we lose this game the free throw line will be a huge reason why. Nebraska is torching us there.
According to commentators, and replay, ball apparently indeed don't lie. :/
Better yet...Stop dribble penetration one fucking time.
Why can't we shoot FTs? I don't get it. It's like a disease that we can't shake.
Clutch free throw shooting is not his game
Eff that guy
Tie game again. /sigh
Here's a fun game: Find Gallegos.
It's sickening how easily we're giving up drives to the basket. It's been an ongoing issue, but really sticking out tonight.
Team is still awful at free throws
Said Jock Jams earlier is 100% right. That's awful. Don't they have a band?