Fuck fuck fire fuck.
Michigan Nebraska open thread
Nebraska's fanbase is 100% white people apparently
According to the US Census:
Geez, guys get a run going.........
I want to fight both numbers 5 and 15 on NEB.
Probably would be more helpful.
What is our offense on that possession? Pattycake?
Walton has no idea how to attack a zone.
ended in a great look. gr3 just didn't make it
I feel like they are abusing Walton by running him through all these screens
Morgan laid that up very nicely for him.
Dunk the ball, Mr. Morgan. This little lay-in shit gets balls swatted 10 feet out of bounds. Courtney Sims thought that was soft.
Only a matter of time till Michigan's hockey team is playing in this building too
Will Nebraska get a hockey team? Not UNO, but a Big 10 hockey team?
Oh Morgan, how I won't miss your effeminate attempts to finish at the rim
You're 6'8 250 bruh. Stop going up weak
Use the backboard Jordan.
Just like our football team, they make shitty teams look good.
If we just had the defensive version of Trey - not even the offensive version - we'd be up 15 in this game.
Fucking dammit we should have beaten Arizona
How many stoppages will we have in the last three minutes?
15 at least
draws up the best plays. hands down.
Beilein does it yet again.
Hmm, would've rather he jammed it, but I'll take the lay-in.
Real question: Is Morgan still able to dunk?
Yes, if he can take a big step and has a free path to the basket. I don't know why people expect him to dunk over people - he doesn't have those kind of hops.
So on that dish from Levert...
"Morgan with a vicious finish through contact."
I'll take things nobody has or will ever say for $500, Alex.
Morgan CAN dunk. We've seen it. I just don't get why he always chooses weak layups, even when he has no one around him. The dunk is the highest percentage shot, big fella.
Has anyone actually seen Jordan Morgan actually dunk the basketball? Are we certain that he is able to do so?
They make free throws. I want nice things. Michigan is 3-8 (37.5%) to Nebraska's 10-10 (100%).
is soooo gooood
At this point, fouling Nebraska is giving them 2 free points. Let's just play defense.
Good TO. Looked like confusion again
Free throws for other teams - easy
Free threes for us - hard
Except for Minny i guess.
They have thrown the zone at us a few times, that time we looked completely lost
I dominate below the rim, just like Morgan. But I'm not 6'8"
Wow can we get a fucking stop, ever?
I like when he plays angry.
dude pushed the shit out of gr3
Got fucked twice there in one play by a lack of whistles. Impressive.
Petteway is pretty good. Untimely turnover.
He was grabbing gr3. Awful
GRIII is playing like a man!
Wow. no rebounding or defense at all. None.
Jordan Morgan should be locked in a closet for eternity with no objects of round shape. HE SHOULD NOT BE TOUCHING THE FUCKING BALL WITH 2 MINUTES LEFT IN THE GAME.
Weak ass foul calls at the end of the game that change the game.
Everything's a foul.
They've run the same play 5 straight possesions yet we can't stop Petteway from getting into the paint.
that was solid d
Good foul actually.
We just pissed this game down our leg
Go cheer for someone else then asshole
Edit: not aimed at Bill the Butcher; some douche was personality insulting players and the team in general.
Fuck 2014 if we don't beat Nebraska in bball.
No consistency from these fucking god awful refs.
Maybe we can poach arizona's towel boy?
Hopefully we win but we don't deserve to.
Beilein understands "defensive adjustment," yes? All they're doing is getting Petteway switched onto Morgan, every play. And we're letting them.
Well Beilein is going to get to draw up a play at least. Free throws end up being the difference it looks like.
With a minute left? You have 2 left in a tie game.
Ah fuck who knows.
Whoa, they actually missed an FT.
for serious???????? kids got UPPPPPPSSSSSS
Holy fuck, that was lucky, big, and nice.
Fuck yeah And 1
ATONED. Charges don't exist husker fans, remember?
Well haven't stoped Nebraska at all, no reason to think that will remain the case.
MAke your fucking free throws jesus h christ
CUZ WE CAN'T MAKE FTS WHYYYYYY
MAKE A FREE THROW
3 for 9.
Free throw shooting is kinda a big deal, we should work on that
FUCKINGN FREE THROWS
free throws are the easiest part of the game
FUCKING FREE THROWS
Free throws. We suck at them. It's absolutely mental with this team.
So who thinks we are going to come up with a defensive stop to win the game? That 33% FT shooting is awesome.
Ugh, free throws man, we're talking about free throws.............
free throws are the easiest part of the game
I predict the refs will bail Nebraska out with a foul call after this timeout.
Shooting 33.3% on free throws, which is really fucking bad.
CUMONG. 6 free points that we have missed out on.
And can't capitalize
Free throws. We should practice them.
Will probably cost us this game and a few others. Fuck
FTs . . . unreal.
We might be in a bad spot here...
C'mon, 2014, don't let us down!
I have a horrible feeling we're going to lose this. Please be wrong.
Horray you're wrong!!!! 2014!!!
I looked at the box score. Weird game to shoot 58% and only be up 1. Foul shots I guess.
At least he can block a shot.
Now there goes a ginger !
I wonder. But the free throw is there best shot right now.
I can haz steal?
Trey Burke would get a steal here :(
I can't believe we are shooting 62% and up by only 1 point.
Irvin on the floor. Well he is supposed to be good at defense. No Horford, though?
showed this team nothing. still terrible d. still not good at ft's.
They're going to go right at us and we won't be able to stop them.
WHAT THE FUCK?!?!?! Neb just had 5 chances to win right there, missed them all.
Woo our Indiana!
2014, I love you!!!
How lucky is that? Holy fuckballs.
jordan morgan-esque missed tip in
EXHALE. Just win baby.
2014 I FUCKING LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!
Well thats a lucky chicken shit win but Ill take it
Well we didn't deserve that at all. We gave them at least four chances at the end. Ugly game.
We deserve the win because... We uh won!
Cool. We will need that w
Ugly, but still a road win. 3-0
Ugly game. Ugly ending.
Well that was Indiana-esque
That was too close.
Jesus, Nebraska can make almsot every free throw but cant make multiple bunnys at the end. We survived
Charlie horse in my sphincter after that.
is ALWAYS a good thing. Nebraska certainly does not suck. That said, if we do not tighten up guard defense, the better guards in the B10 are going to devastate us off the dribble as we go forward. That has to be addressed.
Will not win too many road Conference games shooting FT like that....but BIG WIN!!!!!
:D we'll take it
I will take all the lucky chicken shit wins I can take.
Too close for comfort but a win is a win
I BELIEVE IN YOU 2014!!
No idea how he missed that tip in. Guess we got lucky. I think we shot 33% from the free throw line. We should have been up by a couple possessions and out of harm's way.
Yikes. Was puckered tighter than a duck butt there.
2014 is pretty cool you guys.
Terrible effort underneath by Stauskas letting Smith push him out of the way for a free tap. But he missed it so thank God for 2014!
Hey. On the road, in conference, and on national tv. For a team that is down its 3 best players from last year, this is a splendid outcome.
Zona up 3 w 1:03 left
That should have been an easy putback for Nebraska. Ironic that was the one easy shot they couldn't make in the second half.
KenPom, why did you predict a less heart attack inducing game!?!
If this game was played on December 9th, 2013, that shot totally drops. New year equals new luck!
Nik got abused, first on the drive, then on the "box out" (if we're being generous).
We're a bad defensive team, and it's going to put a hard cap on our ceiling as a team. It's hard to explain. Their positioning is usually ok, but man, you wonder how much practice time is dedicated to moving your feet, staying low and boxing out.
It's 2014!!! Our half court heave goes in and their tip in doesn't! 2014>2013
Boy did we steal this one.
Wow! What a game! This team fights to the end! Another great road win and we're 3-0 in conference play!!!
Welp... It's a W
I love 2014! Go Blue!!
even an ugly road win deserves a 500 comments thread. Let's make it happen.
Thank you RNGesus for the half court gift.
The whininess of our fan base has shocked me over the past 3 months - we're almost as bad as the OSU / MSU fanbases, although in a much different manner.
Exciting finish, B10 road win... lets celebrate. Go Blue!
Wow. Wow. Wow. What a finish, two road wins already, that feels huge. I love seeing the team ecstatic and celebrating together. I felt like our team had such chemistry together last year, it felt like a brotherhood even from the outside looking in, I like seeing that this year's team seems to be heading there too.
These frequent close games overwhelm me.
GRIII had a pretty complete game; came back to finish strong after starting that way. Nik has got some nice stuff going with the bigs. Great to see Walton take the ball to the rack at the end on the road -- we'll need lots more of that to do well in the B10. He's moving smartly in the right direction.
BUT, we have got to get better defending guards off the dribble. Got to get better at that, or Craft is gonna go 30/10 on us. Twice.
Offensively sure. The interior (including the help side) defense was abysmal. And someone make a free throw. This team has to get better defensively to compete at the top of this conference.
Glad you missed that but please make that shot the next couple times this year.
We all would appreciate that
to see this outcome and a new OC hire.
I'll admit I couldn't watch that last possession, but I'll take the win haha
Practice free throws this week. And defense.
Nice road win for seeding.
Question: Did my heart stop?
Answer: Yes! Still not sure how I got it going again.
What an exciting game and hopefully a good learning experience.
Because mine was going so fast I had to take some good calming breaths to stop myself from shaking.
Thank you 2014
3-0 in the league with 2 road wins.
Doesn't matter against who.
Or how. Keep it going!
We learned from losing all of those close games in the non conference schedule. It was painful at the time but the learning experience is already paying dividends on the road at Minnesota and Nebraska.
I'll take the win. Any BIG road win is a good win, but I hope coach B has those guys shoot 100 free throws each tomorrow. Can't give away free points like that and expect to make a deep run in the BIG/Tourney.
Winning is always good on the road, but against OSU, MSU, and Wisconsin, I'm just not sure this team can do a whole lot.
The team needs to improve in all areas, no doubt. As of now, they're probably an 8 seed in March. But it makes me laugh when there's this common assertion that poor FT shooting equals death in the tournament, or that shoddy D in January spells doom for the future.
They couldn't shoot FTs when it counted last year, either (remember Indiana? Hell, remember Syracuse?) and they almost won the title. Their defense was mediocre all year, too, not far from where it is now (and that's with 2 NBA players on the roster). The defensive collapses of 2012-2013 at the hands of CMU, PSUx3, and Wisconsin faded from memory pretty quickly once the tournament rolled around.
Like I said, the team definitely needs work. However, these minor issues don't necessarily portend to any future failings. A win is a win, and everyone will forget how sloppy it was within a week or two. Getting lit up by Nebraska in January isn't great, but it isn't a death sentence, either.
BTW, out of 351 teams, we are 32nd in Team FT% (.745). This news surprised me, but there you go.
That speaks volumes of how bad kids shoot free throws now days, when I grew I was told free throws are the most important and easiest shot to master, muscle memory.
P.s I only played through 8 grade.
Nebraska isn't a top team, but any road win in the Big Ten is a quality win. This team will get better as the year goes along.
I know we've still got to go to Sparty, OSU and Wiscy on the road, but we've played a few tough road games this year already. Beilein will have them as ready as they can be.