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Michigan-OSU Game Thread
Nervous poops have begun...oh man.
C'mon boys, go knock the snot out of these up and down the court wildlings.
FUCK THE BUCKEYES!
EDIT: Wait, different OSU. Buck the Cowboys???
Urban Meyer throws like a little girl.
You're not wrong
Let's Go Blue!!!
Why not us?
WIN THE GAME
Anyone have a link to a live stream? CBS won't come across on my online access to Directv.
Go to NCAA.com
Charles Barkley likes OSU to beat Michigan.
I'm a little less worried now.
So does Oklahoma State, probably.
Michigan tends to fare well against teams that don't play D.. let's get it!
Win the game!
Go Blue beat oSu!
Mad scientist behind the score table lol
Some fool that works in this restaurant tried to change the channel to ESPN. He almost wound up with a dent in his head.
Great no call on that D. let em play!
on the main page. I can't seem to enter, but just letting everyone know.
Jim Nantz with the jinx early on. Bastard.
floor slap? wow.
Oh jeez. These yahoos like to slap the floor.
Oh man. We have some floor slappers! Score of 3-1 and the dude slapped the floor. Easy, junior.
Walton looks tired???
Going a little too fast at their pace not ours.
Evens looks like he'll drive to the rim on us easily.
Sloppy affiar so far.
There goes Wagner for the half...
Probably only 10 minutes on the bench.
Come on Moe! Quit with the cheap fouls
Holy fuck. Wagner literally can't catch one break all season long
Dude shot from way down town...
on Wagner. Terrible call.
over the back on three straight possessions but Mo has 2?!
EXACTLY! That is the crap that drives me bananas!
Shaky start.. not running any offense
Can't let OSU dictate a frenetic pace.
Solid take by Donnal
we're going to need last year Donnal like that
Great decision by Donnal.
Good on defense though
Keys to the tournament: don't lose Wagner for the entire first half of the first game
We heat up and this thing is over
I love how the refs aren't calling over the backs on the ok state big man. He has at least three so far. Yet Wags has two early fouls
Tight game. Loosen up and just play, baby.
This one was supposed to be 100-98, so of course its 3-3 at first TO
Wow, OSU very TO prone.
Another OSU TO
Here we go
We're easily at our best offensively when we move off ball. We need to be more consistent with that.
That was not a block! WTF!
DJ at the 5 already.
Looks like Donnel's feet were set. But what do I know, I just have 20-20 vision.
is great at the line too. Ugh
We look sooooo much slower than OSU.
Man, these fouls are terrible to me but I'm not that educated at bball... Please just don't be that kind of game
Ugh Mark Donnal. Really sucks Wagner picked up the early fouls.
Michigan does not look good right now
Couldn't hit the broad side of a fucking barn at this point.
Lol... Refs fucking us early.
Big 12 refs?
They are fast and their point guard is explosive.
We are screwed if the refs are going to let OSU barrel uncontrolled into the lane all game.
Not really running very good offense.
Shut Evans down and we win
That was a foul? What?
How is that a foul on Robinson?
Fucking fouls are killing us. FUCK.
Calling some ticky tac stuff so far... I always forget that non-Big 10 refs don't allow so many maulings
Horrible refs. Won't let them play.
I found the pattern: OSU misses a shot or loses the ball---that's a foul
Need to adjust to that or we're going to be in serious trouble
10 fouls between both teams and we're not even 10 minutes into the game.
At this rate Beilein is going to be pulling guys in from the stands to fill out the team by the second half.
So we have officials who haven't a clue what they're watching (us being on the right side as well). That will not bode well for us.
I see it's going to be a minimal contact called game. Not good.
All those people who said OSU's defense is a sieve were clearly wrong. But we need far more movement on offense. Need cutters and slashers towards the basket instead of passing around the perimeter.
So much doom and gloom - we'll settle down.
Only issue I have is the quick whistle. So far it's been both ways. Destroys the flow of the game, and takes good players off the floor.
Let them play a little!
we struggle against zone. when we beat cuse we still only scored in the 50s.
Looks like every touch this game is going to be called a foul. At least it is going both ways. Would love to see them let the players play a little more though.
Weird that they use the tempo free to talk about us but raw scoring numbers for OK State. Figure out what you want to use, CBS.
7 free throws already. Fuck this is going to be tough.
Tentative. Need him to step up here. Also osu defense is good? ? Wth
These fucking refs. What a fucking joke.
Osu can't be that much more athletic than us... Can they?
Help me understand how Wilson didnt get fouled twice
3 point gift.
OMG these refs SUCK
Great. Ok State decides to start playing defense the moment they make the tournament.
And we stopped.
WOW OKAY SO IT'S THAT KIND OF GAME. Get the gifs ready Ace.
We are not winning this game unless we change something up
Just try to keep it close fellas
We cant keep shooting this bad can we?
Hit a fucking shot
The charge/block is so subjective.
Whole teeam is cold right now.
Offense is settling way too much.
We look uninspired
they finally called the over the back on them??
FINALLY an over-the-back call on them after they do it worse than Wagner and more often
Finally an over the back call. The refs correct call percentage is lower than our shooting percentage right now.
It'd be nice if we could start hitting some shots.
Time to settle down and run offense
Their defense is way better than 300-something.
No, it's not actually. We're just not running our offense.
We can't keep shooting 26% can we?
Our offense is asleep.
since we played a team that hand checks this much.
Their post defense is basically equivalent to giving a bear hug. I can't believe that doesn't get called when so much ticky tack stuff got called early in the game.
Can we play defense please?
No because it results in a foul.
Outplayed so far
Garbage defense wow...
That's all ball. Refs are shaaaaaky.
it was, but the ref 20 feet away thought he saw something because the OSU guy flailed his arm. Pretty bad calls so far, we just got to hit our shots.
call. All ball and no whistle until the ball went through. BS.
It's like we didn't scout them.
either the foul was at the line before the shot or there was no fucking foul. Jeeze
Get Duncan out of there!! Looking like a D III walk on on that defense
And he didn't foul.
Their point guard barrels into Walton every single time down the court and knocks him back 3 feet each time!
What a crock of shit. All ball. And that chode gets an And-1.
Duncan had all ball. But you know, white on white crime isn't tolerated by the zebras
Ok state wants it more. Our guys look like they haven't come out of the locker room yet
they give them an and-1
Team can't rebound and the refs suck. God damnit
And #12 pushes/punches Duncan as the play ends. This is crap.
Jesus....I know its a long way to go, but you're giving Ok State lanes to the basket that are wide open enough to drive a fucking semi through.
Jesus. The refs are so bad. They've missed 3 clear offensive fouls on Oklahoma State. Everytime Evans gets the ball he pushes off at the top of the key EVERY FREAKING TIME.
Refs are horny for us again
Quinn says Wagner going back in. Interesting.
Quinn says Wagner going back in. Interesting.
Wonder if they've done much zone this year or if this is a wrinkle to try and slow us down and see how it played out. Welp, it's more or less working...and they're getting easy baskets. A recipe for success for them.
Osu looks so much faster than us.
College refs are just a joke.
We should be killing a zone.
How was that not a jump ball?
just stay in the game by halftime and weather this OK St storm
I hate how we can't or won't adjust to how the game is being called.
Yikes... let's hope we get to the half only down single digits
This is hemmroidal
They finally call that charge... should be like the 3rd one!
To face plant for them to finally call an offensive foul.
this is how the team dies
They're going through us on every rebound.
WE HAVE AWOKEN
Gotta get those rebounds
Played like crap... down by 2. Just relax and play.
The only way to avoid fouls in this game is to leave guys alone near the basket. Hopefully we take it to the hole too.
Why do that Walton?
I love reading these game threads. You would assume OK St is the one in bonus and not Michigan. You would also assume Michigan is down 10.
Here for your entertainment :)
All of that isn't true? I'm at work with no radio.
FIrst bad miss I've seen Walt have in a while
Have to tighten up on defense. We're not guarding like we did in BTT
Ref's are not reffing like they did in the BTT. I thought they did a good job in the BTT. They called what mattered and let them play the rest.
to ref this super soft so they could have an offensive shootout for good ratings....
We finally solve it a bit and start feeling offense then (1) their team keeps hitting shots anyway UGH and (2) we keep taking bad 3s (although made one)
Drive Okie State off the 3-point line. We're beating them in the paint.
come out and blow them away.
with two early fouls. MAAR is bringing it.
OSU has kept our O uncomfortable by giving different defensive looks, but we're getting into a rhythm now.
Comes in, we go on an 8-0 run. He takes him out immediately????
MAAR 3pt & 1! LOL
We're not going to be able to stop them from scoring. We knew that but we have to be able to run our damn offense.
We have to keep up with them in a shootout. Unless they really change the way they're colling this in the second half, trying to play tight D will result in FT's and deep foul trouble.
So, let's have a shootout with the Cowboys!
omg we need a gif of that little guy in the road jersey behind the bench making a fist pump!
YESSSSSSSSS!!!! Second time he's done that in the last week or so
Of course we're not allowed to play defense.
That call was egregiously bad
So Donnal shuffled next to the guy until he stepped out, how is that a foul
Michigan is gonna win the title.
Please run offense. When we go one on one we're not doing well, when we run offense we score pretty easily.
Nantz said 0 TO's by Michigan in 12 minutes. That's really impressive, and why we're right in this game.
they have 12
ice cold, and all those whistles really hurt. At least they kept their composure.
You can't just stand there and celebrate, they'll blow by you.
still feels a little unbalanced on the two ends. That last call was good.
That bodes well for the second half
Walton is looking like a true floor general right now
Donnal was calling a timeout right to the ref?!?!?
makes such a huge difference.
Have to make those at the end of the half.....
Maintain composure BLUE.....Dribble Drive, back door cuts, all day long.....
Good job DJ MO on cuts to hoops.....Gotta do better on Defensive Boards,
and hustling back on D.
Come on crowd, get into it......treat this shit like a home game...HAIL
this is a classic ulcer inducing first round game.
Hangover inducing. Already had two IPA's :/
I will develop an ulcer by the time this is over.
If we stop giving up so many offensive rebounds we'd be up by 10
Yep. So many put back points.
OkSU is REALLY good at it, to be fair.
need him every second of this game
I'd like to see Walton drive more and put pressure on them in the paint. It will free up the perimeter they've been hugging.
Calling an OSU 3/4 court heave that banks in to end the half
It didn't help Illinois.
did it help Purdue.
owned the big fella there.
recognized a big slow dude on him and took advantage
miss Walton next year.
No need for the headlock either
DW gets three!!
I'll take a lead at half.
hit the broad side of a barn for most of that half. We're in good shape
Not nearly our best half and we're still up 1 with basically no Wagner.
Well we played a poor half and still take a lead to halftime.
I like where were at in this game.
Not our best half of ball but up 1 and Mo coming back. I like our chances
Weathering the early OK St storm coming back and grabbing nthe lead at halftiime..
WE ARE IN IT!
this is a barn burner
Whaaaaaat. I thought the long 3 to end the half was automatic by our opponents.
Up 1 with bad shooting and Wagner on the bench. I like our odds.
We need at least some token defense in the paint or it won't be enough.
From what I read on umhoops and mgoblog previews, I would rather we give up points in the paint than points behind the arc. had we made 3-4 more of our 3 pointers and we'd be pretty happy right now.
Hoprfully the zebras allow Wagner to actually play in the second half
I want some of what you're smoking.
That was the most unconvincing 41 points I've ever seen us score. It feels like we only have 21.
Michigan 41-40 at the half.
The D is going to have to step up in the 2nd half. Otherwise this game is 50/50 at best.
I'm not even sure how we're ahead, but I assume the scorekeepers added correctly.
Very entertaining half-- and basically without Wagner. Going to be a seesaw 2nd for sure.
Cold start, quick whistles.
Gave up way too many easy baskets, but at least that kept us out of disastrous foul trouble.
Let's come out smoking in the second half!
Just need to react a bit quicker to the penetration defensively, and execute a little better offensively. Starting to shake off the sluggishness the last few minutes. Hopefully Wagner can stay on the floor in the second half.
We got this. Right?
We played way worse than we have in a while and we're leading. Should be OK.
We got this shit easy boi
Would be nice to go on a 10-0 run to start the 2nd half.
Evans is going to come down the right side of the lane every time. We need to at least put a traffic cone in that space.
Evans is 3 for 12.
Ok, it was Barkley so not verified, but I think Walton's done a pretty good job on him so far.
and put Wagner back in at a key moment. He seemed to spark the comeback, and managed to avoid a third foul.
Gutsy call by JB, and good on Wagner.
Wagner logged a total of 6 minutes in the first half. Would love to see him on the court a LOT in the second half. And yeah, not having three fouls right now helps a ton in that regard.
I'm very happy with that first half. No in particular playing bad, even Donna. Taking care of the ball and making FTs. Teams either build big leads with gimmicks and then you have to fight back once you solve it... Or if they don't, you pull away.
Donnal kind of is not very good.
Dude is the silent assassin.
How to stop that penetration by Evans? Derrick is doing well at times but others he's gotten to the rack too easily. Rahk playing Forte pretty well, knock on wood, him getting open looks won't bode well. Fix up some of the rebounding issues and we're okay...gotta keep scoring and getting shots through our offense (i.e. easier buckets than hero ball 3s).
Wagner or Donnal are too slow to stop that. It's good that Wilson has no fouls yet, which is sort of a miracle considering all the inside defending he's been doing.
Maybe MAAR should be on him idk
What are OSU's stats from three?
2-for-8, I think...
it's all scoring from inside penetration, they haven't even tried to kick out from it. They just score.
We need to trade their 2's for our 3's. But we will need to play more inside-out to do it. They are hugging us on the perimeter.
Need more Walton drives in the paint and some post feeds to DJ and Wagner. They can back them down in the post all day, Purdue-style.
The bench is big factor in a game like this. Fouls and pace affect us much more than them. We have to do a good job of slowing things down in the second half. I'm pleasantly surprised that we have the lead so far given how things have gone in the first half. Solomon should have fouled out damn near three times already.
WE ARE GOING ALL THE WAY!
2-3 Robinson threes in the second half with Wagner playing his game and we will start forcing them to take bad shots!
We are up at the half and Jon hasn't played at all! We are gonna be alrite. Mo is gonna blow up in 2nd half if the refs don't call some pussy fouls. Also Robinson had a clean jump ball on Forte. That's 3pts they shouldn't have also.
into the paint. They had too many easy baskets. Someone has to step up and block them off before they get going. Also, Michigan has to crash the boards in the 2nd half. Way too many 2nd chances for the Okies.
Is getting the ball out of Evans hands early and often. The rest of Okie State is Nebraska level scary and no other player on their team has created their own shot.
do you pick up Evans full court to try and keep it out of his hands? Stick MAAR on him on the inbounds?
it's no wonder they get tons of O rebs. As the D rotates he's just throwing to the rim. It's more of a pass off the glass as they all crash through gaps. I think the answer is a quicker D reb crash from interior players and whoever is guarding Evans. As the big rotates from the pick, Walton needs to beat Solomon to the charge circle and force Solomon to go through or reach. You can't leave guys on the perimeter by trying to help from the outside or you risk their inside-outside game heating up.
We need Duncan to knock a couple down
Underwood wants better than 60% of his misses? Jeez.
Their coach wants MORE o rebounds? Holy cow
Soloman lays a heavy screen. Have to think we're not calling them out very well.
Evans plays Harden level defense
MAAR wanted to feed Wilson, but they shut it off, so he drove to the middle, and Walton spotted up beautifully.
The basketball gods were with us on that three
This is going to be a stressful nail biter to the very end.
Wish we could get some stops.
Inexplicable leaving forte open twice
They can't miss anything.
He's so important for us on defense.
His length allows him to just stand there and disrupt things with his long arms. Donnal and even Wagner have to jump.
Defense is getting shredded.
Playing like dog shit
Way out of sync.
Same thing as the first half when it triggered their run, bunch of one on one offense leading to run outs.
Ok state is legit on offense
We can't stop them. Like at all
Can't leave guys open.
Can't stop them. They are as good as advertised. What a shitty draw.